This course focuses on the science behind the care and management of agricultural animal species. Students will study the classification and naming of key livestock species, such as beef, goats, sheep and swine as well as the major horse, diary, and chicken breeds used in agriculture and in everyday life. Basic anatomy, reproduction, nutrition, health care, and related careers will be examined throughout the course. Students will also become familiar with animal-based industries in Orange County and California. The major forms of assessment will be lab exercises and projects.