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Courses in Agriculture Science

1352. Welding. (AGRI 2304) 3(1-4)

Techniques of oxy-acetylene processes in fusion welding of mild steel, bronze welding, hard facing and oxy-acetylene cutting; skills of arc welding in level, horizontal, vertical and overhead position.

1451. Introduction to Agricultural Systems. 4(3-2)

A study and application of basic agricultural system processes. Includes design graphics, use of basic tools and machines, instrumentation and basic construction.

3352. Agricultural Power and Machinery. 3(2-2)

Study of internal combustion engines; principles of operation, construction, ignition, carbureting, cooling systems, lubrication, transmission and diesel engines. Agricultural machinery design, construction and use. Prerequisite: AGSC 1451.

3363. Program Planning for Agricultural Science and Technology. 3(3-0)

Planning, delivering and evaluating programs for agricultural service agencies such as the cooperative extension service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and any other public or private agency which is responsible for the dissemination of information. Time management, public relations, identification of program goals and industry needs, community needs.

3367. Introduction to Agricultural Science and Technology. 3(3-0)

Philosophy, aims and objectives of agriculture science and technology; historical background of agricultural service agencies and organizations programs; career opportunities and qualifications of personnel as related to agricultural service agencies. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3390. Special Topics in Agricultural Science. 3(2-2)

Selected topics not currently available in existing courses. May be repeated once under a different topic. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3995. Internship. V:1-9

Supervised and planned work experience under college guidelines in an agriculture enterprise or agency setting. Practical application of knowledge and skills of major subject area without classroom consultation, but with formal evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours toward degree; may not count toward minor. Prerequisite: written consent of adviser and dean.

4353. Agricultural Building Requirements. 3(2-2)

Construction materials, costs, environment, arrangements and types of structures. Plans and drawings will be made for farmsteads, service buildings and dwellings. Prerequisite: AGSC 1451.

4361. Methods, Materials, Techniques and Classroom Management. 3(2-2)

Methods, materials and techniques in teaching agricultural science; essential elements; daily and annual teaching plans; curriculum organization, planning and evaluation; instructional methods and strategies, adult and young farmer education; students with special needs; and basic principles and procedures of classroom management.

4395. Problems in Agriculture Sciences. V:1-3

Literature review, laboratory field problem. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours, only three hours may count toward a minor. Prerequisite: approval of supervising professor.

4666. Student Teaching in Agricultural Science and Technology.

6 Student teaching in agricultural science classes in selected secondary schools. Requires daily (Monday through Friday) laboratory experience of performing the duties of an agricultural science teacher for at least nine weeks. Prerequisites: overall grade point average of 2.5 or better; junior or senior standing; AGSC 3367, AGSC 4361.

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