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Fall 2017 Course Information
Linear Models in Animal Breeding

Course Description
Students completing this course will learn about linear models used in Animal Breeding. These models will be discussed in the context of the random variable that is to be predicted. Specifically, the course will cover animal models, sire/maternal grandsire models, and sire models. Models including a single record, repeated records, and models with both direct and maternal effects will be discussed.
Contacts
Instructor

Matt Spangler
Office: 402-472-6489
mspangler2@unl.edu

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

Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values -- RECOMMENDED but not required
Mrode, R. A. 2005.
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0 85199 000 2
Publisher: CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, a UNL campus coordinator (Lisa King, Diane Wasser, Diane Nelson, Kelsey Sims or Danielle Silsbee) will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at canvas.unl.edu.  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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