Experimental courses do not appear in the official catalog listings. For further information regarding when experimental courses are offered, check the Online Schedule of Classes.
Seed Technology and Business 543X. Seed Physiology. (Same as Hort 543X) (2-0) Cr. 2. Art. F., offered 2008. Prereq: Admission to the Graduate STB Program or approval of the instructor. Brief introduction to plant physiology. Physiological aspects of seed development, maturation, longevity, dormancy and germination. Links between physiology and seed quality.
Seed Technology and Business 592X. Seed Health Management. Cr. 2 (Same as Pl P 592X). Prereq: Admission to the Master of Seed Technology and Business/Consent of instructor. Occurrence and management of diseases during seed production, harvest, conditioning, storage, and planting. Emphasis on epidemiology, disease management in the field, seed treatment, effects of conditioning on seed health, and seed health testing.
Sociology 552X. The Sociology of Complex Organizations. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S. Prereq: 6 credits of sociology. Course focuses on evolution, structure, and functions of formal organizations. Topics include decision making, effectiveness, power, business ethics, organizational environments, and interaction with society and individuals.
Spanish 195X. Study Abroad. Cr. 1-10, maximum of 10. Supervised instruction in Spanish and Hispanic culture; formal class instruction at level appropriate to student’s training, augmented by practical living experience. Consult the department regarding equivalency with Span 101, 102, or 110.
Spanish 295X. Study Abroad. Cr. 1-10, maximum of 10. Prereq: 102 or equivalent. Supervised instruction in Spanish and Hispanic culture; formal class instruction at level appropriate to student’s training, augmented by practical living experience. Consult the department regarding equivalency with Span 201 or 202.
Spanish 501X. Advanced Composition and Grammar. (Dual-listed with Span 401). (3-0) Cr. 3 Prereq: Span 314 or one course at the 320-level or above, or permission of instructor. Advanced study of Spanish grammar and syntax. Students writing of compositions incorporates an advanced understanding of grammar, syntax, and principles of organization of thought and ideas. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Spanish 540X. Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of
Spanish 545X. Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of
Statistics 410X. Statistical Methods for Mathematics Teachers. (6-0) Cr. 6. SS. Prereq: Stat 341 or equivalent, enrollment in Master of School Mathematics (MSM) program or consent of instructor. Descriptive statistics; data collection through experimentation and sampling; univariate statistical inference; contingency tables; design of experiments and ANOVA; simple linear regression; logistic regression; multiple linear regression. Non-major graduate credit.
Sustainable Agriculture 584X. Organic Agriculture: Theory and Practice. Cr. 3. (see also Hort 484X, Hort 584X, Agron 484X, Agron 584X). Prereq: 9 cr. in biological or physical sciences or permission of the instructor. Delate, DeWitt. Understanding of the historical origins and ecological theories underpinning the practices involved in organic agriculture. Interdisciplinary examination of organic crop/livestock production, socio-economic processes and policies and ethical issues in organic agriculture.
Technology Systems Management 114X. Developing Responsible Learners and Effective Leaders. (Same as NREM 114X, FS HN 114X, Hort 114X.) (2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: 112. Focus on team and community. Application of fundamentals of human learning; evidence of development as a responsibility of the individual to the community and the world; leading from within; holding self and others accountable for growth and development as learners and leaders.
Technology Systems Management 323X. Fundamentals of Preservation of Grain Quality. (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: Math 140 or equivalent. Principles and management for grain quality preservation. Grain drying and grain storage. Psychrometrics. Pans and airflow. Grain handling methods and system planning. Grain quality measurement, and end-use value analysis. Web-based instruction. Only one of TSM 332 or 323x may count towards graduation.
Technology Systems Management 326X. Biorenewable Systems. (Same as AE 326, Agron 326, An S 326, BusAD 326, Econ 326.) (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Econ 101: Chem 155 or higher; Math 140 or higher. Converting biorenewable resources into bioenergy and biobased products. Biorenewable concepts as they relate to drivers of change, feedstock production, processes, products, co-products, economics, transportation/logistics, and marketing
Technology Systems Management 381X. Agricultural Safety and Health. Cr. 3. Prereq: Junior or Senior Classification. Analysis, organization and implementation of agriculture safety and health programs. Physical and economic impacts of accidents, standards and liabilities. Role of man in man-machine systems.
Technology System Management 496X. Technology Travel Course. Cr. 3-6.May be taken more than once for credit. Prereq: Permission of Instructor and limited enrollment. Tour and study of international industrial technology and/or agricultural systems technology industries. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Tour expenses paid by students. Pre-trip session arranged. Check with department for current offerings.
Textiles and Clothing 328X. Design Seminar. (Dual-listed with 528X) Cr. 1-3. Focus on artisan textile, apparel, or surface design techniques. Topics vary. May be repeated more than once. Prerequisites will vary with the topic.
Textiles and Clothing 528X. Design Seminar. (Dual-listed with 538X) Cr. 1-3. Focus on artisan textile, apparel, or surface design techniques. Topics vary. May be repeated more than once. Prerequisites will vary with the topic.
Toxicology 672X. Rapid Methods in Food Microbiology. (Same as FSHN 627.) Cr. 2. Prereq: food microbiology. This course will provide an overview of rapid microbial detection methods, both current and in development. Topics will include: historical aspects of rapid microbial detection, the current state of microbiological testing, basic categories of raid testing – phenotypic tests, genotypic tests, whole cell tests, etc., existing commercial test formats and kits, automation in testing, sample preparation and “next generation’ testing formats not in development.
University Studies 120X Student Support Services Program Seminar. Cr. 1. Prereq: Acceptance in Student Services Learning Community. Designed to assist students in developing successful academic strategies to meet demands of college and achieve desired goals. Offered on a satisfactory-fail grading basis only.
University Studies 201X. WiSE Sophomore Success Learning Community Seminar. Cr. 1, Prereq: Sophomore classification. Chrystal. The purpose of this seminar is for students to explore and develop individual leadership styles, create personal vision, mission and values statements to identify what they want in a career and understand issues facing women as they enter the workplace. The course will provide direction on how to identify mentors, explore career options and translate the college curriculum to career possibilities. This course will be taught through guest speakers, field trips, panel presentations, contemporary readings and reflection. This course is offered on a satisfactory-fail grading basis only.