Course Offerings

 

Summer 2015 MSANR Courses

 

 

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

 

AGEC 780 – Project Management Issues in Agriculture (3)

CRN: 30563
Text: Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage; by J.K. Pinto, 3rd Edition, Pearson Publishers (2013). ISBN: 978-0132664158
Application of current project management techniques to agribusiness planning problems. Both the technical and social or human sides of the issues are emphasized and focus will be on how they can be integrated to achieve desired results. Skills developed will include abilities to understand different types of projects and their unique characteristics, the impact of new technologies and globalization on business practices, and inclusion of all organizational levels in clearly defined recommendations.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Parrott, UT Martin

 

 

Agriculture (AGRI)

 

AGRI 790 –Scientific Writing and Presentations (3)

CRN: 30564
Texts: How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 7th Edition. 2011. Authors: Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel. ISBN: 978-0313391972
The Craft of Scientific Presentations. Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. 2nd Edition. 2013. Author: Michael Alley. ISBN: 978-1-4419-8278-0.
A course designed to give graduate students the skills necessary to write a thesis, and to prepare other professional materials for presentation or publication. Topics covered in this course include: searching the scientific literature; scientific writing style; writing graduate level papers, proposals, projects, and thesis components; preparing scientific presentations; presentation of data; using visual aids; and using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Same as NRM 790)
Instructor: Dr. Craig Darroch, UT Martin.

 

 

Natural Resources Management (NRM)

 

NRM 755 Global Climate and Climate Change (3)

CRN: 30566
Texts: Required: Kitchens, David. 2014. Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge into Action. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-63412-2
Recommended reading (not required): Houghton, John. 2009. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing. ISBN 978-0-521-70916-3
A study of the physical principles and processes important to understanding past, present, and future climates on Earth. Analyses of data, discussions, case studies, and detailed investigation into the principles that affect global climate systems will be approached from a climatologist’s standpoint. Natural and anthropogenic climatic changes and climatic influences on human activity will be studied.
Instructor: Dr. Mark Simpson, UT Martin.

NRM 790 –Scientific Writing and Presentations (3)

CRN: 30565
Texts: How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 7th Edition. 2011. Authors: Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel. ISBN: 978-0313391972
The Craft of Scientific Presentations. Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. 2nd Edition. 2013. Author: Michael Alley. ISBN: 978-1-4419-8278-0.
A course designed to give graduate students the skills necessary to write a thesis, and to prepare other professional materials for presentation or publication. Topics covered in this course include: searching the scientific literature; scientific writing style; writing graduate level papers, proposals, projects, and thesis components; preparing scientific presentations; presentation of data; using visual aids; and using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Same as AGRI 790)
Instructor: Dr. Craig Darroch, UT Martin.

 

 

Research (AGRI and NRM)

 

AGRI 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)
NRM 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)

Thesis proposal and research; thesis writing, presentation, and defense. May repeat enrollment. P/N only.
Sections for AGRI or NRM 701 or 702 will be created as needed.

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

CRN: 30568
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 MSANR degree. P/N only.
Instructor: TBA

NRM 791 – Master’s Research Project in Natural Resources Management (1-3)

CRN: 30569
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 MSANR degree. P/N only.
Instructor: TBA

 

 

 

Fall 2015 Online MSANR Courses

 

 

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

 

AGEC 710 – Commodity Futures and Options Markets (3)

CRN: 42221
Text: Options, Futures and Other Derivatives. 8th edition. Author: John C. Hull. Pearson/Prentice Hall: ISBN: 9780132777421 (must include the DerivaGem CD).
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.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Parrott, UT Martin

AGEC 751 - Strategic Management Issues in Agriculture (3)

CRN: 42222
Text: Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy: Toward Global Sustainability, 13th ed. ©2012. Authors: Wheelen & Hunger; Prentice Hall ISBN-10: 0132153351 | ISBN-13: 9780132153355
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.
Instructor: Dr. Rachna Tewari, UT Martin.

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

CRN: 42223
Text: Management Science - The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets 3rd Edition. Authors: Stephen G. Powell and Kenneth R. Baker. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-53067-2. (be sure to get the 3rd edition).
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 (Same as AGET 784).
Instructor: TBA

 

 

Agricultural Engineering Technology (AGET)

 

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

CRN: 42225
Text: Soil and Water Conservation Engineering. 6th Ed. 2011. Authors: Huffman, Fangmeier, Elliot, Workman and Schwab. ISBN: 1-892769-79-4.
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.
Instructor: Eatedal Alqusaireen, Adjunct Instructor, UT Martin

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

CRN: 42224
Text: Management Science - The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets 3rd Edition. Authors: Stephen G. Powell and Kenneth R. Baker. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-53067-2. (be sure to get the 3rd edition).
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 (Same as AGEC 784).
Instructor: TBA

 

 

Natural Resources Management (NRM)

 

NRM 722 – Production of Biorenewable Resources (3)

CRN: 42226
Text: Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture. 2nd Edition. 2014. Authors: Robert C. Brown and Tristan R. Brown. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-52495-4.
An exploration of plant species with potential as crops for industrial uses including biofuels. An overview of the chemistry of plant products and extraction techniques for useful products including biofuels, unique fatty acids and pharmaceuticals from new and existing crops. Will include a review of fundamental concepts in bioenergy and biobased products including engineering thermodynamics and organic chemistry. Same as PLSC 722.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Joost, United Soybean Board, St. Louis, MO

 

 

Plant Science

 

PLSC 722 – Production of Biorenewable Resources (3)

CRN: 42227
Text: Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture. 2nd Edition. 2014. Authors: Robert C. Brown and Tristan R. Brown. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-52495-4.
An exploration of plant species with potential as crops for industrial uses including biofuels. An overview of the chemistry of plant products and extraction techniques for useful products including biofuels, unique fatty acids and pharmaceuticals from new and existing crops. Will include a review of fundamental concepts in bioenergy and biobased products including engineering thermodynamics and organic chemistry. Same as NRM 722.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Joost, United Soybean Board, St. Louis, MO

 

 

Research (AGRI and NRM)

 

AGRI 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)
NRM 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)

Thesis proposal and research; thesis writing, presentation, and defense. May repeat enrollment. P/N only.
Sections for AGRI or NRM 701 or 702 will be created as needed.

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

CRN: 42228
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 MSANR degree. P/N only.
Instructor: TBA

NRM 791 – Master’s Research Project in Natural Resources Management (3)

CRN: 42229
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 MSANR degree. P/N only.
Instructor: TBA

 

 

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