Agriculture (SAAG)

101. Tech Prep

Credits and hours by arrangement. Total credits not to exceed 12. Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Tech Prep program. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated for credit up to a total of 12 credits.

Topics and credits are established through pre-approved articulation agreements.

250. Freshman Seminar

One credit.

Designed to assist incoming students in adjusting to college and improving their academic performance. Freshmen will learn about university resources and facilities, and strategies relating to study skills, problem solving, time management, and setting and achieving academic and personal goals. Field trips may be required.

316. Introduction of Agricultural Mechanics and Safety

Two credits. One class period and one 2-hour laboratory.

Small gas engines, welding and other applications of agricultural equipment in animal science and horticultural operations. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

350. Hispanic Culture and Communication in Agriculture

Three credits. Two lectures and one two-hour discussion. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Taught with AGNR 3350. Not intended for students with advanced Spanish language skills.

Covers everyday conversations in Latin American Spanish needed in 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 landscaping, horticulture, animal science and agriculture economics with basic communication skills in Spanish and familiarizes students with Latin American cultural traditions.

360. 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 AGNR 3600. Ives

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

361. 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 AGNR 3610. Ives

For students accepted into the College Ambassador Program. A continuation of SAAG 360. Introduces students to leadership theory and development, with a focus on group and citizenship values.

495. Special Topics

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

681. Internship Experience

Zero credit. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to students with 24 or more earned credits; instructor consent required. Students taking this course will be assigned a 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.

693. Foreign Study

Credits and topics must be approved by department head and director of Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. 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.

699. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Course may be repeated for credit. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks Section.

An independent study project is mutually arranged between a student and an instructor.

 

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