Course Work


AGEE 421. Agricultural and Natural Resource Communications. I, II. 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 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 the Learning Environment. I. II. 3 hr. PR: AGEE 430 or Consent Principles/processes in organizing and managing all components of the secondary agricultural education learning environment to maximize student achievement.

AGEE 438. Ag Ed Curriculum Development. II. 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. I. 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 450. Farm Structures. II. 3 Hr. Study of structures required for agriculture, family housing, storage, and recreation. Includes function, planning, layout, materials, construction techniques, prefabrication, repair, remodeling, and costs. (2 hr. rec., 3 hr. lab.)

AGEE 451. Agricultural Engines. I, II. 3 Hr. Study of power sources (gasoline, diesel, turbine, wankel, etc.) for agriculture and forestry. Operating, selection, maintenance techniques, and emissions impact on power and fuel efficiency. (2 hr. rec., 3 hr. lab.)

AGEE 452. Advanced Farm Machinery. I. 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 453. Electricity and Lighting. 3 Hr. Properties of electricity and electrical circuits, residential wiring, selection of electric motors, use of electrical controls; and design of interior lighting, landscape lighting, and flood lighting systems. Field trip required.

AGEE 454. 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.) 455. Advanced Farm Mechanics. 3 Hr.

AGEE 630. Supervision of Agricultural Experience Programs. S. 3 Hr. PR: AGED 430 or Consent. Planning, supervision, and evaluating experience programs of secondary students and adults.

AGEE 631. Planning Agricultural Programs and Courses. S. 3 Hr. PR: AGED 430 or Consent. Formulating programs and courses for schools and communities.

AGEE 642. Ag Ed Research Methods/Design. I. 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. Ag Ed Data Analysis/Interpretation. II. 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 reporting of research findings with emphasis on agricultural education.

AGEE 650. Program Development in Community Education. I. 3 hr. Planning, implementation and evaluation of programs in non-formal rural and community educational settings.

AGEE 651. Program Evaluation in Community Education. II. 3 hr. Evaluation principles, models, designs, and procedures used in developing and analyzing, agricultural and extension education programs. Role of comprehensive evaluation in needs assessments, program planning, program implementation and the marketing of outcomes to major stakeholders.

AGEE 690. Teaching Practicum. I, II, S. 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. Advanced Topics. I, II, S. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses. 692. Directed Study. I, II, S. 1-6 Hr. Directed study, reading, and/or research.

AGEE 693. Special Topics. I, II, S. 1-6 Hr. A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field. 694. Seminar. I, II, S. 1-6 Hr. Seminars arranged for advanced graduate students.

AGEE 695. Independent Study. I, II, S. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

AGEE 696. Graduate Seminar. I, II, S. 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. I, II, S. 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. I, II, S. 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. I, II, S. 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

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.