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4500. Leadership Development in Extension Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or graduate student. Open to students from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Others with instructor permission.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 will be covered. Students will learn about and practice 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.