Person

Cheryl Jean Kojima

Associate Professor | Animal Science
Teaching Focus

Undergraduate Coordinator; Internship Coordinator; Study Abroad Coordinator; Independent Study (Sow Care and Farrow Watch); ANSC 340 Animal Breeding and Genetics; ANSC 483 Swine Management

Research Focus

Identity and utilize genetic markers to identify beef cattle resistant to fescue toxicosis.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
AGNR 491 - International Experience in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 - 12 credit hours

Credit for formalized international experiences related to agricultural sciences and natural resources. Determination of credit based on nature of the proposed experience. Students should discuss the opportunity with their faculty advisors prior to the trip to determine if it is appropriate for credit. Credit hours will be determined by the department and college depending on the extent of activity and types of projects and/or presentations to be completed by the student upon return.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Walton, Jonathan | Boyer, Chris | Ader, David Russell | Kojima, Freddie Naoto | Willcox, Adam Sage

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Eash, Neal | Yang, Sheng-I | McLean, Kyle | Yu, Edward | Mathew, Daniel J | Duncan, Lori Allison | Essington, Michael E | Zhao, Yang | Edwards, J. Lannett | Rius, Agustin G | Bates, Gary Edward | Schrick, Neal | Kojima, Freddie Naoto | Buckley, David S | Kwit, Charles | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Peairs, Stephen Eric

ANSC 100 - Orientation to Animal Science
2 credit hour(s)

An introduction to the major, culture, and expectations of Animal Science. Discussion of student success, responsibilities, opportunities for internship, study abroad, undergraduate research, and other career development within Animal Science. Students must complete ANSC 100 with a grade of C or better to remain in the major of Animal Science.

Registration Restriction(s): Restricted to animal science majors only.
Registration Permission: Department permission required.

Other Instructors: Rayborn, Amber

ANSC 340 - Animal Breeding and Genetics
3 credit hour(s)

Principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Genetic and environmental bases of animal variation. Selection and mating systems as mechanisms of genetic change. Planning genetics- and genomics-based breeding programs for economically important domestic species.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 220 with a grade of C- or better and MATH 115 or STAT 201*.

ANSC 348 - Honors: Animal Breeding and Genetics
3 credit hour(s)

Principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Genetic and environmental bases of animal variation. Selection and mating systems as mechanisms of genetic change. Planning breeding programs for economically important domestic species.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 220 with a grade of C– or better and MATH 115* or STAT 201*.

ANSC 470 - Sow Care and Farrow Watch
1 credit hour(s)

Participate in daily feeding, cleaning, and monitoring of farrowing sows and their pigs. Assist in farrowing, processing, and weaning of pigs. Attendance in training sessions is mandatory before animal contact.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 4 hours.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 250

ANSC 471 - Peer Mentoring
1 credit hour(s)

Peer mentor for students associated with ANSC activities. Peer Mentors will be responsible for leading peer group discussions regarding engagement, study, advising, research, internships, and careers. Peer Mentors operate under the supervision of the instructor. 

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Permission: Permission of instructor

ANSC 483 - Swine Management
3 credit hour(s)

Integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. Structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and improvement program. Management evaluated in terms of production responses and economic returns.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : Any two of ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, or ANSC 380.
(RE) Corequisite(s): ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, and ANSC 380.

ANSC 490 - Special Topics in Animal Sciences
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics and formats vary to address current issues and opportunities for student development.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Requires consent of department.

Other Instructors: Ivey, Jennie

ANSC 494 - Animal Science Teaching Assistant
1 credit hour(s)

Assist the primary instructor in laboratory instruction and demonstrations.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of department.

Other Instructors: Edwards, J. Lannett | Mathew, Daniel J | Kojima, Freddie Naoto | McLean, Kyle | Johnston, Lacey | Rius, Agustin G

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149A Brehm Animal Science Building
2506 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Animal Sciences, General, Univ Missouri Columbia*, 1997
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Cheryl Jean Kojima

Associate Professor | Animal Science
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149A Brehm Animal Science Building
2506 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Animal Sciences, General, Univ Missouri Columbia*, 1997
Teaching Focus

Undergraduate Coordinator; Internship Coordinator; Study Abroad Coordinator; Independent Study (Sow Care and Farrow Watch); ANSC 340 Animal Breeding and Genetics; ANSC 483 Swine Management

Research Focus

Identity and utilize genetic markers to identify beef cattle resistant to fescue toxicosis.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
AGNR 491 - International Experience in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 - 12 credit hours

Credit for formalized international experiences related to agricultural sciences and natural resources. Determination of credit based on nature of the proposed experience. Students should discuss the opportunity with their faculty advisors prior to the trip to determine if it is appropriate for credit. Credit hours will be determined by the department and college depending on the extent of activity and types of projects and/or presentations to be completed by the student upon return.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Walton, Jonathan | Boyer, Chris | Ader, David Russell | Kojima, Freddie Naoto | Willcox, Adam Sage

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Eash, Neal | Yang, Sheng-I | McLean, Kyle | Yu, Edward | Mathew, Daniel J | Duncan, Lori Allison | Essington, Michael E | Zhao, Yang | Edwards, J. Lannett | Rius, Agustin G | Bates, Gary Edward | Schrick, Neal | Kojima, Freddie Naoto | Buckley, David S | Kwit, Charles | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Peairs, Stephen Eric

ANSC 100 - Orientation to Animal Science
2 credit hour(s)

An introduction to the major, culture, and expectations of Animal Science. Discussion of student success, responsibilities, opportunities for internship, study abroad, undergraduate research, and other career development within Animal Science. Students must complete ANSC 100 with a grade of C or better to remain in the major of Animal Science.

Registration Restriction(s): Restricted to animal science majors only.
Registration Permission: Department permission required.

Other Instructors: Rayborn, Amber

ANSC 340 - Animal Breeding and Genetics
3 credit hour(s)

Principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Genetic and environmental bases of animal variation. Selection and mating systems as mechanisms of genetic change. Planning genetics- and genomics-based breeding programs for economically important domestic species.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 220 with a grade of C- or better and MATH 115 or STAT 201*.

ANSC 348 - Honors: Animal Breeding and Genetics
3 credit hour(s)

Principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Genetic and environmental bases of animal variation. Selection and mating systems as mechanisms of genetic change. Planning breeding programs for economically important domestic species.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 220 with a grade of C– or better and MATH 115* or STAT 201*.

ANSC 470 - Sow Care and Farrow Watch
1 credit hour(s)

Participate in daily feeding, cleaning, and monitoring of farrowing sows and their pigs. Assist in farrowing, processing, and weaning of pigs. Attendance in training sessions is mandatory before animal contact.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 4 hours.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 250

ANSC 471 - Peer Mentoring
1 credit hour(s)

Peer mentor for students associated with ANSC activities. Peer Mentors will be responsible for leading peer group discussions regarding engagement, study, advising, research, internships, and careers. Peer Mentors operate under the supervision of the instructor. 

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Permission: Permission of instructor

ANSC 483 - Swine Management
3 credit hour(s)

Integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. Structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and improvement program. Management evaluated in terms of production responses and economic returns.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : Any two of ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, or ANSC 380.
(RE) Corequisite(s): ANSC 320, ANSC 330, ANSC 340, and ANSC 380.

ANSC 490 - Special Topics in Animal Sciences
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics and formats vary to address current issues and opportunities for student development.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Requires consent of department.

Other Instructors: Ivey, Jennie

ANSC 494 - Animal Science Teaching Assistant
1 credit hour(s)

Assist the primary instructor in laboratory instruction and demonstrations.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of department.

Other Instructors: Edwards, J. Lannett | Mathew, Daniel J | Kojima, Freddie Naoto | McLean, Kyle | Johnston, Lacey | Rius, Agustin G

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