Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: refer to the department.
Various courses offered. (WR)
Agricultural and Environmental Quality
Analysis of effects of agriculture on environmental quality; emphasis on agricultural wastes and practices; potential for using agricultural systems for disposal of other wastes; effects of pollution on the agricultural environment. (P)
An introduction to the study of ecology from an agricultural perspective. Ecological principles are emphasized, with examples and applications from agriculture.
Introduction to PC computer skills, file management, software application, hardware, purchasing one's own PC system. Focus is on the use of computers for preparing documents and presentations.
Credits: 1; Prereq: must be enrolled in CALS upper-division honors program.
The course will orient students to the CALS honors program and develop the skills needed to complete a creative, scholarly project and an honors thesis. A variety of guest speakers, in-class and outside activities, discussion, writing and oral presentation are used to accomplish the learning objectives.
Credits: 1 to 15; Prereq: sophomore standing and minimum 18 years old.
Supervised study abroad.
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: permission of dean and instructor.
Individual study in agriculture.
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated up to 6 credits. Prereq: must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program.
An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator.
Credits: 3; Prereq: must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program.
This course is designed to stimulate exceptional students from a variety of backgrounds to think creatively about real-world problems that threaten the sustainability of today's society. Creative but practical problem solving emphasizing critical thinking, critical appreciation of epistemological diversity and the need for better communication is stressed. During the second and third sections of the course, invited guest speakers provide the basis for examination of intra- versus inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. Students will see how their own work (honors projects, proposed graduate and professional study and career goals) can contribute meaningfully to attainment of societal goals. (WR)
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content.
Variable subjects provide content for the study of agricultural topics not offered in other courses.
CALS Leadership Institute Seminar 1
Credits: 2; Prereq: admission to the CALS Leadership Institute Program.
Discussion-based seminar provides an introduction to leadership studies and personal leadership development. Exploration of personal leadership characteristics through various assessments and the development of a personal leadership development plan.
CALS Leadership Institute Seminar 2
Credits: 2; Prereq: ALS 4936.
Discussion-based seminar provides an introduction to group and organizational leadership in local and global contexts. Personal assessment of strengths and further application of developed personal leadership plan to a global vision are included.
CALS Leadership Institute International Service and Learning Experience
Credits: 2; Prereq: ALS 4936.
This seminar focuses on an international service and learning experience as a context for application of course content previously covered in the program. A compilation of documentation supporting leadership growth and reflection serve as closure to leadership institute.
Full-time Practical Work Experience in Agriculture
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: prior arrangement with adviser and dean's office.
Variable subjects provide content for the study of agricultural topics not offered in other courses. (S-U)