AGRICULTURE (AGRIC-020)

230 International Travel Studies in Agriculture and Natural Resources (1-3) International travel course to study topics in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Professional Grounds Management, Environmental Management, Park and Recreation Administration, Soil and Water Conservation, and Wildlife Biology. Requires travel to another country, oral and written reports. May be repeated one time for credit. (Same as NRM 230) Pass/Fail grading basis. Prereq: Instructor's approval

335 Food Law and Regulations (3) Survey of the various regulatory agencies and statutes that influence the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and further processed agricultural food products. Includes study of role of addit ives, labeling, adulteration, safety and sanitation requirements for production of food products. Implications of import/export regulations on new product development and merchandising.

390 Agriculture Seminar (2) Assessment of personal and academic potentials for professional careers by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Management graduate. Efforts directed toward preparing for, interviewing, and securing a position. Critiques of related extra curricular events. Survey of the history, philosophy, and ethics of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management and crucial issues affecting agriculture and natural resources. Students are required to write reports and present professional oral presentations. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (Same as NRM 390.)

400 Laboratory Techniques in Agriculture (3) Methodology and instrumentation appropriate for modern laboratory investigations in agriculture. Includes nutrient analysis of plants, grain, diets and soils; analysis of select plasma metabolites: nitro gen and carbon dynamics in soil; and in vitro digestibility techniques. One one-hour lecture and two two-hour labs. Prereq: Junior standing, minimum GPA of 3.00 and instructor's approval.

410 International Food and Fiber Systems (3) A study of the influence of food and fiber systems on the economy, environment, health, life style and political systems throughout the world. Current issues related to international food and fiber will be discussed.

411 Fundamentals of Cooperative Extension (3) History, philosophy and organizational structure of the Cooperative Extension Service, major areas of program emphasis, teaching methods used, and relationships with other educational agencies (Same as HES 411.)

420 Supervised Field Experience (6, 8) Minimum of one semester (or two semesters for eight hours credit) of supervised study and experience with a business or agency and/or a specific aspect of its operations is required. Prior approval of arrangem ents with cooperating employer is necessary. Joint evaluation by on-the-job and academic supervisors.

430 The Processed Food Industry (2) Survey of the organizational structure and operation of the processed foods industry. Includes study of the function of research and development, quality control/assurance and consumer affairs section of a typica l food industry structure. Evaluation of technical role of sensory evaluation, packaging and consumer attitude in food products. Field trips to regional processed food industries and guest lectures by industry management personnel. Prereq: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

441 Interpretation of Agricultural Research (3) Statistical techniques for analysis and interpretation of agricultural data. Descriptive statistics, inference, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, mean separation, linear regression and correlation. Offered Fall Semester of odd-numbered years. Prereq: Math 160 or 210.

450 (650) Dynamics and Development of Leadership in Natural Resources Management (3) A study of the dynamics, strategies, and parliamentary procedure skills needed by leaders of occupational, civic, and social organizations. Practical approaches through group interactions and participation. A detailed examination of organizations and individuals within organizations. Students are required to write reports and give oral presentations. Prereq: Junior standing. [Same as Ag 450 (650).]

481-482 (681-682) Seminar (1,1) Discussion of special topics in agriculture. Review of literature on agricultural problems. Oral and written reports. Prereq: Dean's approval.


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