AVS 301 – Seminar in Animal and Veterinary Science

Course Information

AVS301Professor: Dr. Tony Mallilo
Semester: Spring/Fall
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Catalog Description: Readings, reports, lectures, and discussions on scientific topics in animal and veterinary science. Subject matter adapted to student and faculty interest.

Course Goals & Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide you with the experience of presenting a professional scientific research paper and poster.

Course Syllabus

Class Topics

  • Research methodology
  • Report methodology
  • Oral reports
  • Poster presentations

Grades will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Paper presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Attendance/participation
About The Professor

Anthony Mallilo, Ph.D.
Professor, Animal Science
University of Rhode Island
Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science
16 Woodward Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: (401)874-4658
Fax: (401)874-7575

Dr. Mallilo is an invaluable member of the Animal Science department. Aside from teaching his many classes during the regular and summer academic sessions, Dr. Mallilo advises all Animal Science majors. Beginning freshman year, students within the major make numerous advising appointments with Dr. Mallilo and he is able to help them map their progression through the department and the university. Dr. Mallilo also organizes Experiential Learning Laboratories (ELL) at the university’s Peckham Farm to help non-majors get a taste of what it means to be an animal scientist.


  • B. S., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • M. S., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Ph.D., Penn State University, University Park, PA
Reasons To Take This Course

“This course was fairly easy and the work load is just right for the amount of credits that you get. This course gives you good presentation practice. When you pick a paper to present, don’t pick a complicated paper, pick something that you understand. What counts is that you explain it well. No bonus points for picking something too complex!” – Emily

“For those of us who don’t like public speaking, this class provided an opportunity to get some practice. There are two required projects and after you complete these you spend the rest of the semester enjoying other people’s presentations. The professor gives a brief few lectures about preparing and giving presentations on a professional level. Once you have these guidelines to follow, you are pretty much on your own. The professor was very fair in regards to how he graded projects. He was careful not to grade on creativity because not all of us are blessed with such talents. He based your grades on your ability to follow through with instruction, neatness and presentation.” -Beth

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