Agriculture

Courses

AGR 1000. Introduction To Field Crop Science. 4 hrs.

The basic principles of plant growth, including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. Includes the historical and economic importance of crop plants for food, feed, and fiber; origin, classification, and geographic distribution of field crops; environmental factors and agronomic problems; crop plant breeding, growth, development, and physiology; cropping systems and practices; seedbed preparation, tilage, and crop establishment; pests and controls; and harvesting, storing, and marketing practices. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours; seminar, 1 hour.

AGR 1002. Intro Agriculture Mechanics. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of agricultural mechanics. The content of this course is chosen to give an overview of several technical areas that compromise agricultural mechanization. Content of this course is chosen to give an overview of several technical areas that comprise agricultural mechanization. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 4 hours; seminar, 1 hour .

AGR 1003. Animal Science. 4 hrs.

The application of the sciences of genetics, physiology and nutrition to the improvement of animal breeds, breeding and selection; anatomy, physiology and nutrition and growth; environment, health and sanitation; products and marketing; production technology and economics; animal behavior; and current issues in animal science. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 4 hours; seminar, 1 hour.

AGR 1005. Introductory Soil Science. 4 hrs.

This course will cover such areas as: soil formation, color, structure, texture, classes and types. The classes will also include the use of fertilizers and the interpretation of soil tests. Laboratory experiments will be provided to enhance the work with soils and provide the student with ample opportunities to do class and individual experiments, and to ask questions. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours; seminar, 1 hour.