The biology of breeds
Assessing the genetic health of a breed
The benefits and costs of inbreeding
Genetic consequences of breeding strategies
Fixing existing genetic problems and preventing new ones
Developing a plan for sustainable breeding
How long, how much?
The course is approximately 10 weeks; fee is $125. After you register, you can sit in on the course again as many times as you want.
How much time will it take?
Generally there will be 3-5 hours of reading and homework exercises each week. You can work with the class or at your own pace. There is no class meeting time - materials will be available to you 24/7 through the course website.
How will we meet?
The course is held entirely online. We will have a private Facebook group where we can discuss and ask questions. You can live anywhere in the world; all you need is an internet connection.
What do we need?
Internet access to the course website, where you can access the reading each week and quizzes to test your comprehension.
* Textbook required for the course:
Sponenberg & Bixby 2007. Managing Breeds For A Secure Future.
NOTE: You don't need the book for the first 2 weeks, so there is time to order it when you register.
Order: paperback or pdf from Lulu.com - $22.95 for either, or as an iBook through iTunes -$10.99.