Courses

AGED 1031. Introduction to Early Field Experience. 1 Hour.

A thirty hour field experience designed to give prospective agricultural education teachers an opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of school settings. Corequisite: AGED 1123. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 1123. Foundations of Agricultural Education. 3 Hours.

A preparatory course evaluating the historical foundations of agricultural education with an introduction to the psychological, sociological and philosophical foundations of education. This course will encourage reflective practice through understanding of educational trends, classroom environment creation and utilization, and effective program planning. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 1133. Lifelong Agricultural Advocacy. 3 Hours.

This course will supply students with the necessary information and skills to evaluate and seek out opportunities and methods for advocating for agricultural industries. This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to become active agricultural leaders serving at the intersection of policy, consumer engagement, and best agricultural practice. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 3111. Student Management. 1 Hour.

To guide students in the development of realistic, proactive classroom management strategies that establish a safe culture of student learning and academic success. Prerequisite: Instructor Consent. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 3133. Instructional and Presentation Strategies. 3 Hours.

Methods and techniques in teaching agriculture at the secondary level. Lecture/laboratory 4 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 3161L. Curriculum Development and Assessment Techniques in Career and Technical Education Laboratory. 1 Hour.

To supply students with opportunities to apply skills in creating curricula, lesson plans, and assessment strategies for courses in career and technical education. Materials created as a result of this course will apply principles learned in AGED 3162, and will align with anticipated courses to be taught by the student during his/her teaching internship. Pre- or Corequisite: AGED 3162. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 3162. Curriculum Development and Assessment Techniques in AGED. 2 Hours.

To supply students with the necessary information and skills to select and apply appropriate teaching techniques, curricula, resources, and assessment strategies when designing a course in career and technical education. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 3173. Research Methods in the Social Sciences. 3 Hours.

This course offers undergraduate students the basics and explanation for appropriate research procedures, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Course objectives to include identifying appropriate components of research works, evaluation of research in social science and creation of research projects. The purpose of the course is to prepare undergraduate students to be better producers and consumers of research in the social sciences. (Typically offered: Summer)

AGED 3173H. Honors Research Methods in the Social Sciences. 3 Hours.

This course offers undergraduate students the basics and explanation for appropriate research procedures, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Course objectives to include identifying appropriate components of research works, evaluation of research in social science and creation of research projects. The purpose of the course is to prepare undergraduate students to be better producers and consumers of research in the social sciences. (Typically offered: Summer)
This course is equivalent to AGED 3173.

AGED 4003. Issues in Agriculture. 3 Hours.

Lecture and discussion on local, regional, national and international issues related to agricultural policy, ethics, environment, society, and science. Designed for students with at least six hours of upper division agricultural science courses. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 400V. Special Problems in Agricultural and Extension Education. 1-6 Hour.

Individual study or research for advanced undergraduates in the field of agricultural and extension education. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with AGLE 400V.

AGED 401V. Special Topics. 1-3 Hour.

Studies of selected topics in agricultural or extension education not covered in other courses. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 4 hours of degree credit.

AGED 4113. Undergraduate Researchers Improving Student Experience. 3 Hours.

To engage students in the social sciences in action research that serves to solve a problem or answer a question within the student's academic field through scientific inquiry. All students will work with professionals, commonly outside of the university, within their discipline to conduct their action research in order to solve a problem experienced by that professional. Students may work in teams or individually to complete the overall purpose of the course. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 4211. Teachers as Professionals. 1 Hour.

To expose students to the roles and responsibilities of professional teachers. Students will understand the characteristics common to professionals and apply these to the teaching setting. Real-world examples of "grey-area" situations will allow students to evaluate issues holistically and determine appropriate solutions following the ethical and professional guidelines of the teaching discipline. Additionally, students will prepare resumes and engage in mock interviews to enhance their professional dispositions as they consider employment opportunities. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 4231. Program Development. 1 Hour.

Principles and concepts of leadership, program organization, supervised agricultural experience, and advisory committees. This course is a portion of pre-professional studies required for certification in agricultural education. Prerequisite: AGED 3133 and instructor consent. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 4443. Principles of Technological Change. 3 Hours.

This course introduces a structured approach for dealing with the organizational and human aspects of technology transition, including the key concepts of resistance and change management, organizational change, communications, and processes by which professional change agents influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological change. This course may be offered as a web-based course. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)

AGED 4632. Teaching Diverse Populations in Agricultural and Extension Education. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers of agriculture with an understanding of teaching diverse populations as applied to problems of practice in agricultural and extension education. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 475V. Internship in Agricultural Education. 1-6 Hour.

Scheduled practical field experiences under the supervision of a professional practitioner in off-campus secondary school systems. Emphasis includes classroom preparation, teaching, and student evaluation. Successful completion of a criminal background check required before a student can begin internship. Prerequisite: Admission into Clinical Practice. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

AGED 4843L. Methods in Agricultural Laboratories. 3 Hours.

Methods and management techniques in all types of agricultural laboratories that may be in a secondary agricultural science program. Emphasis on management of students and facilities, equipment, and materials. Laboratory 6 hours per week. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 5001. Seminar. 1 Hour.

Presentations and discussion of graduate student research as well as review of current literature and topics of current interest by students and faculty. All graduate students will make at least one formal presentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

AGED 5013. Advanced Methods in Agricultural Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on shop organization and management, courses of study, unit shop instruction, and development of skills in agricultural mechanics. (Typically offered: Summer Odd Years)

AGED 5053. Philosophy of Agricultural and Extension Education. 3 Hours.

An examination and analysis of social and economic events leading to the establishment and maintenance of federal, state, county, and local agricultural education programs. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

AGED 5113. Undergraduate Researchers Improving Student Experiences. 3 Hours.

To engage students in the social sciences in action research that serves to solve a problem or answer a question within the student's academic field through scientific inquiry. All students will work with professionals, commonly outside of the university, within their discipline to conduct their action research in order to solve a problem experienced by that professional. Students may work in teams or individually to complete the overall purpose of the course. Prerequisite: AGED 5463 or HESC 5463 or other instructor approved Research Methods course. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 520V. Special Topics in Agricultural and Extension Education. 1-4 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in agriculture education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

AGED 5411. Thesis Proposal Development. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to assist graduate students in the preparation of their thesis or dissertation research proposal. Students will produce the first three chapters of their thesis by the end of the course. Prerequisite: AGED 5463 or HESC 5463. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 5421. Grant Writing. 1 Hour.

This course provides students with the experience of navigating the research grant writing process, covering the process from idea conception through planning, proposing, receiving, executing grant-funded projects. Students will write an independent grant proposal as a major assignment in this course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 5431. Technical Communication in the Social Sciences. 1 Hour.

This course focuses on audience identification, writing, editing, formatting and production of social science-based materials for publication. Much of the course content is in the context of developing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the master's thesis or other research manuscript. Principles include communicating information relevant to human subject research in agriculture, natural resources, and life sciences to research peers. Course delivery is asynchronous. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 5443. Principles of Technological Change. 3 Hours.

(Formerly AGED 4443.) This course introduces a structured approach for dealing with the organizational and human aspects of technology transition, including the key concepts of resistance and change management, organizational change, communications, and processes by which professional change agents influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological change. This course may be offered as a web-based course. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both AGED 4443 and AGED 5443. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)

AGED 5463. Research Methodology in the Social Sciences. 3 Hours.

Logical structure and the method of science. Basic elements of research design; observation, measurement, analytic method, interpretation, verification, presentation of results. Applications to research in economic or sociological problems of agriculture and human environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is cross-listed with HESC 5463.

AGED 5473. Interpreting Social Data in Agriculture. 3 Hours.

The development of competencies in analyzing, interpreting and reporting the results of analyses of social science data in agriculturally related professions. Students will select appropriate analysis techniques and procedures for various problems, analyze data, and interpret and report the results of statistical analyses in narrative and tabular form. (Typically offered: Fall)

AGED 5493. Survey Design and Scale Development. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the expertise required to design and conduct survey research. Students will understand the instruments (scales/questionnaire) used in data collection processes and acquire the statistical skills necessary to develop and test these survey instruments. This course uses both theory and practice. Hands-on training will be provided via SPSS package for data analyses, and Qualtrics will be used for web-based surveys. Prerequisite: 3 hours of graduate level statistics coursework and HESC 5463 or AGED 5463 or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Summer)
This course is cross-listed with HESC 5053.

AGED 5632. Teaching Diverse Populations in Agricultural and Extension Education. 2 Hours.

(Formerly AGED 4632.) This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers of agriculture with an understanding of teaching diverse populations as applied to problems of practice in agricultural and extension education. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both AGED 4632 and AGED 5632. (Typically offered: Spring)

AGED 575V. Internship in Agricultural Education. 1-6 Hour.

Scheduled practical field experiences under supervision of a professional practitioner in off-campus secondary school systems. Emphasis includes classroom preparation, teaching, and student evaluation. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

AGED 5993. Global Horticulture and Human Nutrition to Enhance Community Resilience and Food Security. 3 Hours.

This course covers three broad areas (Global Horticulture, Sustainable International Development, Human Health and Nutrition) and experts on three campuses created the instruction. The course is intended to be multi-disciplinary, and students should use their contextual knowledge to add to weekly discussions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is cross-listed with FDSC 5993, HORT 5993.

AGED 600V. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Master's Thesis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for degree credit.