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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Agricultural Education

Administered by the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies. Students majoring in Agricultural Education choose between two options: Teacher Certification or Communications.

Teacher Certification Option
Cr. Degree Requirements
9.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150, 250, Lib 160, AgEdS 311 (3 cr.
18-19 Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
Chem 163, 163L or 177, 177L; Stat 104; Biol 211, 211L; Biol 212, 212L or BMBB 221; Math 104 or 150
18 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences
Psych 230; C I 333 and 406; American history elective (3 cr.); from approved lists: 3 cr. in ethics; 3 cr. in international perspectives
37 Agricultural sciences and economics
Agron 114 and 154; An S 101 and 114, electives (3 cr.); AST 210; Hort 221; Econ 101, 235 and 330; Acct 284; 6 credits in courses 300-level or above to be chosen from agricultural systems technology, animal science, agronomy, agricultural economics, forestry, or horticulture
31.5 Professional credits
AgEdS 110A, 211A, 310, 401, 402, 416, 417 (12 Cr.); C I 201, 204, Sp Ed 450.
13-14 Electives
Communications Option
Cr. Degree Requirements
9.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150, 250, Lib 160, AgEds 311
23-24 Mathematical, physical, and life sciences:
Chem 163, 163L or 177, 177L; Biol 211, 212; BMBB 221 or Phys 106; life science elective (3 cr.); demonstration of computer proficiency; Math 104 or 150; Stat 104
18 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences:
Econ 101 or 102; psychology elective (3 cr.); ethics elective (3 cr.); international perspectives elective (3 cr.); U.S. diversity elective (3 cr.); humanities elective (3 cr.), problem-solving intensive requirement.
32 Agricultural sciences and economics:
10 credits in a selected area of agricultural sciences and economics including 6 credits at the 300-400 level; 6 cr. each in two additional areas of agricultural sciences and economics; agricultural sciences and economics electives (10 cr.)
32.5 Professional communications
AgEdS 110A, 211, 215, 315, 412 (6 cr.); select 21 cr. from Jl MC 101, 342, 347, Engl 205, 302, 309, 310, 314, 411, 415, 416, Mgmt 310, 370, 371, Sp Cm 110, 212, 312, 323, 327, ComSt 102, 214, 310, 314, 317
12-13 Electives
128 Total credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
0.5 Orientation--AgEdS 110A
3 Critical Thinking and Communication—Engl 150
3 Probability and Matrices: Math 104 or Discrete Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences—Math 150
3 Principles of Micro Economics: Econ 101
3 Principles of Biology I--Biol 211
1 Principles of Biology Laboratory -- Biol 211L
2 Survey of the Animal Industry-- An S 114
2 Working with Animals--An S 101L
0.5 Library Instruction: Lib 16
Cr. Spring
3 Statistics—Stat 104
3 Principles of Agronomy—Agron 114
3 Introduction to Instructional Technology—C I 201
3 Introduction to Agricultural Markets—Econ 235
3 Principles of Biology II—Biol 212
1 Principles of Biology Laboratory—Biol 212L