Course Offerings

NRM 791 - Master's Reasearch Project in Natural Resources Management (1-3)

This will be either: 1) a major research project associated with natural resources management; or 2) a supervised work experience in natural resources management for a minimum of three months (requires weekly reporting from a student and a final report from the immediate supervisor). Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation, and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the MSANR degree. P/N only.

AGRI 791 - Master's Reasearch Project Agriculture (1-3)

This will be either: 1) a major research project associated with agriculture, or 2) a supervised work experience in agriculture for a minimum of three months (requires weekly reporting from student and a final report from the immediate supervisor). Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the MSANR degree. P/N only.

AGET 784 - Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

Mathematical programming and constrained optimization research methods for applied decision making in agriculture. Development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding optimal solutions to complex applied problems in addition to succinctly communicating results in the proper format and context. Theory, implementation and optimal solution sensitivity of linear and integer programming as well as network and project scheduling models are examined.

AGET 720 - Advanced Soil and Water Conservation Engineering (3)

Engineering principles for hydrologic analysis and design for small catchments including: hydrologic frequency analysis, rainfall runoff estimation, open channel hydraulics, hydraulics of control structures, sediment properties and transport, erosion and sediment yield, sediment control structures, groundwater, monitoring of hydrologic systems, and hydrologic modeling. Students are required to complete a written term report on a current topic associated with soil and water engineering.

AGEC 784 - Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

Mathematical programming and constrained optimization research methods for applied decision making in agriculture. Development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding optimal solutions to complex applied problems in addition to succinctly communicating results in the proper format and context. Theory, implementation and optimal solution sensitivity of linear and integer programming as well as network and project scheduling models are examined.

AGEC 751 - Strategic Management Issues in Agriculture (3)

Application of current strategic management techniques to agribusiness problems. Emphasis on viewing management from a broad organizational perspective through an integrated approach. The ability to assimilate and analyze information from all aspects of the organization (i.e. management, marketing, information systems, production, finance, accounting, etc.) to analyze complex problems, develop plans and propose recommendations on a top management perspective.

AGET 782 - GIS for Agricultural and Natural Resources Management (3)

Principles and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies with emphasis on the use of GIS for collecting, storing and analyzing spatial data associated with agricultural and natural resource-based enterprises. GIS software techniques are developed using an interactive/inductive learning process. Students will collect and analyze data to complete a research project using GIS to answer questions related to an agricultural or natural resources topic.

AGEC 735 - Seminar in International Agricultural Trade (3)

Theory and practice in international trade in agricultural and food products with emphasis on real-world problems. Trade policy, trade law, customs practices, exchange rates and their impact on trade in the U.S. and world agriculture. Developing real-world export marketing plans including research, pricing, distribution systems, financing and pro forma invoicing. Discussions of major global trade issues.

AGEC 710 - Commodity Futures and Options Markets (3)

Economic theory and methods for analyzing agricultural production decisions and the underlying relationship to futures and options markets. Specific topics include the institutional structure, price formation, producer and agribusiness strategies, and financial instruments associated with U.S. and international markets.

AGRI 741 - Statistical Methods in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3)

Statistical techniques used in design and analysis of experiments in agriculture and natural resources management. T-tests, analysis of variance, mean separation, regression and correlation, experimental design and analysis, interpretation of research results, analysis and interpretation of survey information. Prereq: MATH 210 or equivalent or instructor’s approval.

AGRI 791 - Master’s Research Project in Agriculture (1-3)

A major research project associated with agriculture. Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R. degree. P/N only.

NRM 791 - Master’s Research Project (1-3)

A major research project associated with natural resources management. Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R. degree. P/N only.