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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Agricultural Systems Technology

Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. A minor in agricultural systems technology is available; the requirements appear under Technology Systems Management, Courses and Programs.

Students majoring in Agricultural Systems Technology choose between two options: Agricultural and Biosystems Management or Machine Systems.

Agricultural and Biosystems Management Option
Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150, 250; Sp Cm 212 or AgEdS 311; Engl 302 or 309 or 314; Lib 160
29 Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
Math 142 and 160; Stat 104; Chem 163, 163L; Phys 111 and 112; and 6 cr. of life science from department-approved list
15 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences
Econ 101; 3 cr. in humanities from College-approved list; 3 cr. in ethics from College-approved list, 3 cr. in International Perspectives from University-approved list; and 3 cr. U.S. Diversity from University approved list.
30 Technology core
TSM 110, 111, 115, 116, 210, 270, 301, 310, 363, 397, 399, 401, 415, and 416.
6 Business core
Acct 284; Econ 330 or 355 or 336, or Mgmt 370 or 414.
33 Option Core
TSM 322, 324, 327, 330, 333, 424, 426, and 12 cr. in technical electives from department-approved list.
125.5 Total credits
Machine Systems Option
Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communications skills
Engl 150, 250; Sp Cm 212 or AgEdS 311; Engl 302 or 309 or 314; Lib 160
29 Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
Math 142 and 160; Stat 104; Chem 163, 163L; Phys 111 and 112; and 6 cr. of life science from department-approved list.
15 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences

Econ 101; 3 cr. in humanities from College-approved lists; 3 cr. in ethics from College-approved list; 3 cr. in international perspectives from University-approved list; and 3 cr. in U.S. Diversity from University approved list.

30 Technology core
TSM 110, 111, 115, 116, 201, 210, 270, 301, 310, 363, 397, 399, 401, 415, and 416.
6 Business core
Acct 284; Econ 330 or 355 or 336, or Mgmt 370 or 414.
33 Option core
TSM 216, 240, 330, 333, 335, 337, 370, 443, 465, and 5 cr. of technical electives from department-approved list.
125.5 Total credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
1 Introduction to Technology: TSM 110
3 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry: Math 142
3 Critical Thinking and Communication: Engl 150
5 General Chemistry: Chem 163, 163L
3 Life Science elective
0.5 Library Instruction: Lib 160
Cr. Spring
1 Experiencing Technology: TSM 111
3 Solving Technology Problems: TSM 115
3 Principles of Microeconomics: Econ 101
4 General Physics: Phys 111
4 Survey of Calculus: Math 160