Graduate Courses

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Spring 2023 Course Information
Animal Breeding Strategies: Breeding Goals and Response to Selection

Course Description
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection.
Contacts
Instructor

Jack Dekkers
Office: 515-294-7509
Fax: 515-294-9150
jdekkers@iastate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Not Required


Course Access
 
In the three weeks prior to the start of class, students will receive course information and access instructions via email from the Iowa State campus coordinators:

Katie Mott for Dietetics, ECEMS, FFP, Gerontology, and Youth Development
Sydney Hadacek for Community Development, Swine Science, Food Safety, Agriculture Mechanization, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

The email will include instructions for how students can set up their Iowa State Net-ID and password which is needed to log into Iowa State’s Canvas system. It typically takes 1-2 business days after setting up a Net-ID before students can log into Iowa State’s Canvas. Courses may not be visible in Canvas until the first day of class.

If students experience problems registering for a Net-ID, they can contact the Iowa State Solution Center for assistance at 515-294-4000. Students will need their 9-digit ISU university ID (provided in the ISU campus coordinator email) for the Solution Center to assist them. The Solution Center is open evenings and weekends.  View the Solution Center's hours of operation.


Exam Proctor

This course requires an exam proctor. Consult the campus coordinator at the teaching university for proctor guidelines.

Synchronous Components

This course includes required synchronous components. Consult with the instructor for more information.


Comments

Per the instructor, Dr. Dekkers, the lectures will be streamed synchronously but also recorded. So the students don't have to be online at the same time, although that would be preferred.

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