Ratcliffe Hicks Courses

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250. Freshman Seminar

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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316. Introduction of Agricultural Mechanics and Safety

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Small gas engines, welding and other applications of agricultural equipment in animal science and horticultural operations.

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350. Hispanic Culture & Communication in Agriculture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture.

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers everyday conversations in Latin American Spanish needed at the workplace in agriculture and natural resources. It aims at emphasizing dialogues, commands and directions to improve the relationship and understanding of workers and employers in several fields of agriculture. Course prepares students in landscape, horticulture, animal science and agriculture economics with basic communication skills in Spanish and familiarizes students with Latin American cultural traditions. Taught concurrently with AGNR 3350. Not intended for students with advanced Spanish language skills.

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360. Leadership in Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the College Ambassador Program; instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

For students accepted into the College Ambassador Program. Introduces students to leadership theory and development, with a focus on individual leadership assessment. Taught with AGNR 3600.

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699. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

An independent study project is mutually arranged between a student and an instructor. Course may be repeated for credit. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks section.

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