Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR)

For questions, please contact the Associate Dean, CAHNR Office of Academic Programs, Room 206, W. B. Young Building.

Major requirements

1089. Introduction to Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources

One to three credits. Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores only; instructor and department head consent. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic for a maximum of six credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Supervised student involvement with faculty projects to introduce students to current areas of research in their field of interest.

1093. Foreign Study

Credits and topics must be approved by department head or dean of the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

Courses taken in agriculture, natural resources, and related areas as part of approved Education Abroad programs.

1098. Current Topics in Agriculture and Natural Resources

One credit. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores only, others by instructor consent. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic for a maximum of 4 credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Readings, lectures, seminars, and field applications exploring content and associated scientific and social implications of current topics in agricultural, environmental, nutritional and health sciences.

3091. Agriculture and Natural Resources Internship

One to six credits. Prerequisite: Open to Junior – Senior students in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources with consent of the Dean, the student’s department head and advisor. May be repeated for credit with the total credits earned not to exceed six.

Designed to provide students with a meaningful experience in a formalized agricultural or natural resources program under supervised conditions. Each student taking this course must submit a formal written report for evaluation and meet all other course requirements as specified by the instructor.

3093. Foreign Study

Credits and topics must be approved by department head or dean of the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

Courses taken in agriculture, natural resources, and related areas as part of approved Education Abroad programs.

3095. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

3099. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to students with Independent Study Authorization. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

A course designed for the student who wishes to pursue an investigation of specific problems related to domestic and foreign agriculture with particular emphasis on current problems in instruction, extension education, and research.

3316. Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics and Safety

Two credits. One lecture, one 2-hour lab. Prerequisite: Open only to students majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources; Animal Science; Natural Resources; and Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems.

Operation, safety, and applications of equipment and mechanical systems used in agricultural enterprises. Field trips may be required. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3350. Hispanic Culture and Communication in Agriculture

Two lectures and one two-hour discussion. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Taught with SAAG 350. Not intended for students with advanced Spanish language skill. Does not fulfill the General Education foreign language requirement.

Covers everyday conversation in Latin American Spanish needed at the workplace in agriculture and natural resources. Emphasizes dialogues, commands and directions to improve the relationship and understanding of workers and employers in several fields of agriculture. Prepares students in landscape, horticulture, animal science and agriculture economics with basic communication skills in Spanish and familiarizes students with Latin American cultural traditions.

3600. Leadership in Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources I

One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the College Ambassador Program; instructor consent required. Taught with SAAG 360.

For students accepted into the College Ambassador Program. Introduces students to leadership theory and development, with a focus on individual leadership assessment.

3610. Leadership in Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources II

One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the College Ambassador Program; instructor consent required. Taught with SAAG 361.

For students accepted into the College Ambassador Program. Introduces students to leadership theory and development, with a focus on group and citizenship values. A continuation of AGNR 3600.

3681. Internship Experience

Zero credit. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to students who have earned a minimum of 24 credits; instructor consent required. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (Satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated.

Practical experience, knowledge, and professional skills in a work environment related to careers in agriculture, health and the environment. Students make arrangements with an instructor and worksite supervisor, develop a plan and learning agreement for meaningful and educational tasks and experiences, and submit written reports and related documentation at the conclusion of the internship.

4500. Leadership Development in Extension Education

Three credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or graduate student; open to students from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, others with instructor consent.

Introduces students to extension, outreach education and other forms of public engagement (governmental and nongovernmental). Intended for students interested in a career in or knowing about outreach education and public engagement. The extension mission, history, organization, programming, program development, extension teaching and delivery methods, and the involvement and use of volunteers. Team-based collaborations, informal teaching/learning methods as well as social processes and influences, organizational behavior and relationships, program evaluation and assessment, communications, ethics, and decision making.

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