Courses

AGLE 2143. Introduction to Agricultural Communications and Leadership. 3 Hours.

A survey of agricultural communications and leadership theories and practices for students in the ACOM and AGLE concentrations and minors and anyone seeking a basic understanding of these disciplines. The course provides an overview of the history, philosophy, and theories of the disciplines and introduces students to career options, skills and practical competencies required of agricultural communicators and leaders. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is cross-listed with ACOM 2143.

AGLE 3153. Leadership Development in Agriculture. 3 Hours.

Identification of styles and roles of leadership; development of leadership techniques and skills required in working with organizations; dynamics of group action; methods of resolving conflict; ethical considerations for leaders; and personal skills development. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGLE 3153H. Honors Leadership Development in Agriculture. 3 Hours.

Identification of styles and roles of leadership; development of leadership techniques and skills required in working with organizations; dynamics of group action; methods of resolving conflict; ethical considerations for leaders; and personal skills development. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is equivalent to AGLE 3153.

AGLE 3943. Professional Development in Agricultural Communications and Leadership. 3 Hours.

Overview of professional and technical skills needed to succeed in internships and jobs in the field of agricultural communications. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)
This course is cross-listed with ACOM 3943.

AGLE 4153. Survey of Leadership Theory in Agriculture. 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary analysis of current issues in the practice of leadership in a contemporary and changing society, particularly as they affect agricultural organizations and issues. Discussions of leadership theory, roles of leaders, skills for effective leadership, diversity issues, and followership will challenge students to think critically about leadership, enhance personal leadership performance and potential, and prepare for or expand leadership roles, and to become innovative and productive in dealing with challenges facing agricultural organizations today. Prerequisite: AGLE 3153. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGLE 4163. Leadership Analysis Through Film. 3 Hours.

Clemens (1999) stated, "Films are a catalyst." They make you laugh, cry, cheer, and think. Flaum (2002) stated leadership is best learned in the leadership moment. Moreover, the principles of Andragogy advocate adult learners best learning when there is a practical application of the learning subject. Therefore, this course builds upon the study of leadership theory by allowing students to analyze, reflect, synthesize, and apply leadership theories, models and concepts in the context of film. The course materials encourage students to reflect, synthesize, analyze, and apply the information learned from major leadership theories and apply them to various scenarios and situations demonstrated in selected films. Prerequisite: AGLE 3153 or AGLE 4153 or graduate standing or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Spring and Summer)

AGLE 475V. Internship in Ag Leadership. 1-6 Hour.

A supervised practical work experience in Ag Leadership which is designed to give the student an insight into the role of ag leadership employees and an opportunity to gain professional competence in this area. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with ACOM 475V, ASTM 475V, EXED 475V.

AGLE 5033. Developing Leadership in Agricultural Organizations. 3 Hours.

Organizational concepts of leadership; administrative styles and structures; leadership for boards, committees, governmental bodies, and review of societal and political processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGLE 510V. Special Problems. 1-6 Hour.

Individual investigation of a special problem in agricultural education which is not available through regular courses. These will be directed by a member of the graduate faculty. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

AGLE 5153. Survey of Leadership Theory in Agriculture. 3 Hours.

(Formerly AGED 4153.) An interdisciplinary analysis of current issues in the practice of leadership in a contemporary and changing society, particularly as they affect agricultural organizations and issues. Discussions of leadership theory, roles of leaders, skills for effective leadership, diversity issues, and followership will challenge students to think critically about leadership, enhance personal leadership performance and potential, and prepare for or expand leadership roles, and to become innovative and productive in dealing with challenges facing agricultural organizations today. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both AGLE 4153, (formerly AGED 4153) and AGLE 5153. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGLE 5163. Leadership Analysis Through Film. 3 Hours.

(Formerly AGED 4163.) Films are a catalyst (Clemens, 1999). They make you laugh, cry, cheer, and think. Flaum (2002) stated leadership is best learned in the leadership moment. Moreover, the principles of Andragogy advocate adult learners best learning when there is a practical application of the learning subject. Therefore, this course builds upon the study of leadership theory by allowing students to analyze, reflect, synthesize, and apply leadership theories, models and concepts in the context of film. The course materials encourage students to reflect, synthesize, analyze, and apply the information learned from major leadership theories and apply them to various scenarios and situations demonstrated in selected films. (Typically offered: Spring and Summer)

AGLE 520V. Special Topics. 1-4 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in agricultural leadership. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

AGLE 575V. Internship in Agricultural Leadership. 1-6 Hour.

Scheduled practical field experiences under supervision of a professional practitioner. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with ACOM 575V, ASTM 575V.