Professor: Dr. Darlene Jones
Prerequisites: Junior standing or above.
Catalog Description: Scientific methods for the genetic improvement of domesticated animals. Genetic variation and expected results of different types of selection and mating systems.
By the end of this course, students should have developed an understanding of:
Grades will be based upon the following criteria:
Darlene Jones, DVM
Lecturer, Animal Science
University of Rhode Island
Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science
25 Woodward Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Dr. Jones has recently joined the Department of Animal Science as a full-time lecturer. Prior to coming to the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Jones owned a mobile veterinary practice specializing in companion animal medicine. She also instructed various courses in animal anatomy, physiology, parasitology and biology at several local universities. Dr. Jones' veterinary expertise makes her a unique addition to the department.
"I went into AVS 420 with a very basic understanding of genetics, and after the semester was finished I was fascinated with any topic on animal genetics. The information can seem very overwhelming at first, but the manner in which it is taught really breaks it down to help you understand the processes. You will end the semester with an enhanced understanding of DNA, heredity and genetic disorders." - Sarah
"Animal Breeding and Genetics was one required class in the curriculum that I honestly enjoyed. I found that the difficulty level was not as severe as I had anticipated, and that the concepts were easily grasped. It seems wrong to enjoy a genetics course but that was the case with me. The professor did a good job to keep the class's interest, and related topics of discussion to more practical and tangible exam" - Nick