Course Offerings

WBIO 730 - Wildlife Policy (3)

An examination of external social influences on wildlife management and administration. This course utilizes guest lectures and case studies to explore how private and political influences impact science-based management of wild animal populations. Content includes, but is not limited to, policy research and written reviews and analyses

AGRI 701-702 - Master's Thesis (3)

1-3 Students will complete a research study in an approved area of agriculture or natural resources management. The thesis research director must have a terminal degree and be actively involved in research or extension. The student's thesis research director must submit a written research proposal to the MSAOM Graduate Coordinator at least 14 days prior to personally appearing before the MSAOM Graduate Supervisory Committee for thesis consideration. The research and thesis will be directed by a graduate committee composed of minimum of three faculty members with graduate faculty status.

NRM 755 - Clobal Climate and Climate Change

(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 princples 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. (Same as GEOG 755)

AGEC 705 - Advanced Agricultural Marketing (3)

Analytical and empirical treatment of consumer behavior related to food and fiber commodities. Specific topics include creating customer value, market penetration strategies, product positioning, vertical and horizontal integration and market growth.

AGEC 750 - Agricultural Risk Analysis and Decision-Making (3)

Application of current risk management techniques to issues specific to the U.S. agribusiness system. Elements include: production risk; crop insurance; diversification; contract production; integration of systems; market risk; futures and options; minimum price contracts; personal risk; estate planning; organizational concerns; interest rate risk; policy risk.

AGRI 790 - Scientific Writing and Presentations (3)

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)

AGRI 791 - Research/Internship in 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.

NRM 790 - Scientific Writing and Presentations (3)

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)

NRM 791 - Research/Internship 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.

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.

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 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.

AGRI 791 - Research/Internship in 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.

NRM 791 - Research/Internship 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.