Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

  • AGEE 101. Global Food and Agricultural Industry. 3 Hr. Examination of the history and current developments, structures, functions, and importance of the international food and agricultural industry; issues, concerns and interrelationships and their impacts on American agriculture and society.
  • AGEE 102. Educational Colloquium in AGEE. 1 Hr. Components of and requirements for majoring in agricultural and extension education, including specializations, professional organizations, avenues to program completion, and requirements to be gainfully employed.
  • AGEE 103. Basics of Ag Mechanization. 2 Hr. Study and application of the foundation area associated with agricultural mechanization.
  • AGEE 110. Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Education. 3 Hr. PR: Consent. Microcomputer applications in the instructional process of agricultural education; use of applications software, agricultural software, and data bases; and methods of integrating microcomputers into
    secondary school agriculture and extension programs.
  • AGEE 202. Site Based Tutoring in AGEE. 1 Hr. Application of models and paradigms of learning in the content area through tutoring of individuals and small groups in an assigned public school setting.
  • AGEE 203. Ag Mechanics Practica. 3 Hr. Theory and practice of designing and constructing structures, electrical circuits, masonry, equipment maintenance, and surveying.
  • AGEE 220. Group Organization and Leadership. 3 Hr. Study of the impact of leaders and organized groups on societies. Role of groups in conveying cultural norms. Principles and techniques involved in forming and directing organizations in providing effective leadership.
  • AGEE 303. Small Engines and Hydraulics. 3 Hr. Theory and practice of disassembling, assembling and maintaining small gasoline engines and hydraulic devices.
    AGEE 305. Metal Fabrication. 3 Hr. Theory and practice of the fusion of metals. Advancing the science, technology and application of welding and allied processes including: joining, brazing, soldering, and cutting.
  • AGEE 330. Shop Theory and Methods. 3 Hr. PR: AGEE 103 and AGEE 203. Methods of teaching agricultural mechanics including laboratory safety, organization and supervision.
  • AGEE 421. Agricultural and Natural Resource Communications. 3 Hr. Procedures and practices in developing, interpreting, and communicating agricultural and natural resource information; emphasis on visual materials and effective presentations. (3 hr. lec.)
  • AGEE 426. Directing FFA and SAEs. 3 Hr. This course is specifically designed for students preparing to teach agricultural science in the public schools. Focus will be on planning, advising, supervising and evaluating student educational experiences through FFA and supervised
    agricultural experience programs.
  • AGEE 430. Methods of Teaching Agriculture. 3 Hr. PR: Consent. Organization and preparation for teaching agriculture in middle and secondary schools.
  • AGEE 431. Adult Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2 Hr. PR: Consent. Planning and preparation for teaching adult classes and advising agricultural organizations.
  • AGEE 434. Managing Learning Environment. 3 Hr. PR: AGEE 430 or consent. Principals/process in organizing and managing all components of the secondary agricultural education learning environment to maximize student achievement.
  • AGEE 438. Ag Ed Curriculum Development. 2 Hr. PR: AGEE 430 or Consent. Development, organization, preparation and evaluation of materials/curriculum for teaching agriculture in middle and secondary schools.
  • AGEE 440. Principles of Cooperative Extension. 2 Hr. PR: Consent. History, philosophy, and mission of the cooperative extension service. Roles and functions of extension faculty in developing and presenting extension programs.
  • AGEE 441. Methods in Extension Education. 2 Hr. PR: Consent. Organization and preparation for extension teaching and the processes of communication.
  • AGEE 452. Advanced Farm Machinery. 3 Hr. Systems approach to selection, use and operation of machinery related to agriculture, forestry and other rural activities. Emphasis on safety and environmental impact. Use of records for management decisions, purchase, replacement, sale, or overhaul. (2 hr. rec., 3 hr. lab.)
  • AGEE 454 A-Z. Agricultural Mechanics Problems. 1-4 Hr. PR: C or better in an AGEE course. Special projects and problems in theoretical analysis, design, or construction. (1-4 hr. conference.)
  • AGEE 460. Engineering Technology for Urban Watersheds and Irrigation. 3 Hr. Soil and water management; analysis of small watersheds and design of waterways, culverts, ponds, sediment basins, and turf irrigation systems. (3 hr. lec.)
  • AGEE 461. Waste Management-Composting. 3 Hr. Both present and alternative waste management strategies will be examined. Students will learn how to analyze the waste stream and be able to develop management concepts which are both economically and environmentally sound. Lectures by waste management professionals will be integrated into the class to expose the students to the very latest practices and technology.
  • AGEE 488. Professional Agricultural Internship. 1-12 Hr. PR: Consent.
  • AGEE 489. AGEE Reflective Seminar. 1 Hr. Provides opportunities for students to examine their field- based experiences. Professional issues and problems are identified and discussed. Ethics and misconceptions about professional practice are examined.
  • AGEE 490. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Teaching practice as a tutor or assistant.
  • AGEE 491. Professional Field Experience. 1-18 Hr. PR: Consent. (May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.) Prearranged experiential learning program, to be planned, supervised, and evaluated for credit by faculty and field supervisors. Involves temporary placement with public or private enterprise for professional competence development.
  • AGEE 492 A-Z. Directed Study. 1-6 Hr. Directed study, reading, and/or research.
  • AGEE 493 A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
  • AGEE 494 A-Z. Seminar. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Presentation and discussion of topics of mutual concern to students and faculty.
  • AGEE 495. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.
  • AGEE 496. Senior Thesis. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent.
  • AGEE 498. Honors. 1-3 Hr. PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study or research.

Graduate Courses:

  • AGEE 631. Planning Agricultural Programs and Courses. 3 Hr. PR: AGEE 430 or Consent. Formulating programs and courses for schools and communities.
  • AGEE 642. Ag Ed Research Methods/Design. 3 Hr. Explores definition of the problem, identification of related literature, selection of an appropriate research design, interpretation of results from data analysis procedures, and the reporting of research findings with emphasis on agricultural education.
  • AGEE 644. Data Analysis/Interpretation. 3 Hr. Explores the selection of appropriate statistical methods, use of statistical software packages to analyze data, interpretation of results from data analysis procedures, and the report of research findings with emphasis on agricultural education.
  • AGEE 650. Program Development in Community Education. 3 Hr. Planning, implementation and evaluation of programs in non-formal rural and community educational settings.
  • AGEE 651. Program Evaluation in Comm Ed. 3 Hr. Evaluation principals, models, designs and procedures used in developing and analyzing agricultural and extension education programs. Evaluations role in needs assessments, implementation and marketing to stakeholders.
  • AGEE 690. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Supervised practice in college teaching of Agricultural and Environmental Education. Note: This course is intended to insure that graduate assistants are adequately prepared and supervised when they are given college teaching responsibility. It will also present a mechanism for students not on assistantships to gain teaching experience. (Grading will be S/U.)
  • AGEE 691 A-Z. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
  • AGEE 692 A-Z. Directed Study. 1-6 Hr. Directed study, reading and/or research.
  • AGEE 693 A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.
  • AGEE 694 A-Z. Seminar. 1-6 Hr. Seminars arranged for advanced graduate students.
  • AGEE 695. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.
  • AGEE 696. Graduate Seminar. 1 Hr. PR: Consent. It is anticipated that each graduate student will present at least one seminar to the assembled faculty and graduate student body of his/her program.
  • AGEE 697. Research. 1-15 Hr. PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation. (Grading may be S/U.)
  • AGEE 698. Thesis. 2-4 Hr. PR: Consent. Note: This is an optional course for programs that believe that this level of control and supervision is needed during the writing of their students’ reports, thesis, or dissertations. (Grading may be S/U.)
  • AGEE 699. Graduate Colloquium. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. For graduate students not seeking coursework credit but who wish to meet residence requirements, use the University’s facilities, and participate in its academic and cultural programs. Note: Graduate students not actively involved in coursework or research are entitled, through enrollment in his/her department’s Graduate Colloquium, to consult with graduate faculty, participate in both formal and informal academic activities sponsored by his/her program, and retain all of the rights and privileges of duly enrolled students. (Grading is S/U; colloquium credit may not be counted against credit requirements for master’s programs.)
  • AGEE 900. Professional Development. 1-6 Hr. Professional development courses provide skill renewal or enhancement in a professional field or content area (e.g. education, community health, geology). The continuing education courses are graded on a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grading scale and do not apply as graduate credit toward a degree program.
  • AGEE 930. Professional Development. 1-6 Hr. Professional Development courses provide skill renewal or enhancement in a professional field or content area. (e.g. education, community health, geology). These tuition- waived continuing education courses are graded on a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grading scale and do not apply as graduate credit toward a degree program.