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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A college success course for agricultural majors new to California State University, Chico. The course will explore the academic and social opportunities and resources available to promote successful completion of the student's educational goals. Meets the first half of the semester. 1 hour discussion. Credit/no credit grading. (000198)
This course is offered for 1.0 to 2.0 units. An individualized class designed to develop and refine the student's ability to organize and coordinate Agriculture field days and other related group activities. Maximum of four semesters and/or 4 units toward BS degree. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000190)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (000202)
Objectives, nature, and scope of teaching vocational agriculture. Types of programs and career opportunities in vocational education. 3 hours lecture. (000203)
An individualized class in gaining teaching experience through observation and critique of high school students and teachers in the classroom, at FFA events, and in supervised occupational experiences. 2 hours lecture. (000204)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from semester to semester and be different for different sections. See the class schedule for the specific topic being offered. 9 hours seminar. (020965)
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. A maximum of 6 units of special problems may be applied toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020958)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101 or PSSC 101; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Mendelian inheritance, gene structure and action, sex-related inheritance, linkage and mapping, aneuploidy, polyploidy, population and quantitative inheritance, inbreeding and heterosis. Activities feature techniques in biotechnology with agricultural applications. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000211)
Up-to-date approaches in integrated program development based on occupational opportunities and community needs. Philosophy, organization, and administration of agricultural education programs. Development of curriculum, supervised occupational experience, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and summer programs. 2 hours seminar. (000220)
Prerequisites: Completion of lower-division core or faculty permission.
An interdisciplinary treatment of physical and biological environments used for agriculture. Historical and ecological nature of agriculture its impact on the landscape and society. Comparison of sustainable and non-sustainable agricultural practices. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000206)
A study of the California fair system, including budgets, interim events, sponsorships, entertainment, exhibits, and purpose. Development of interpersonal skills needed to develop and coordinate agricultural events. 3 hours seminar. (000216)
Prerequisites: AGRI 380A or permission of the instructor.
Development of communication and organizational skills needed to plan and conduct agricultural educational events, particularly those associated with fairs. Students will update their resumes, be interviewed and selected for leadership roles associated with the College of Agriculture's spring events calendar. 3 hours seminar. (000217)
Prerequisites: Prior approval of academic goals by the Internship Coordinator.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-12.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Work experience with selected agricultural enterprises is supervised by faculty and staff of a cooperating enterprise. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000215)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from semester to semester and be different for different sections. See the class schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (000218)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research in agriculture under direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 6 units may be applied toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000219)
Prerequisites: AGRI 201 or faculty permission.
Preparation for student teaching in agriculture. Orientation to classroom situations. Development of plans for teaching, including daily lessons and unit plans, utilization of source information, and resources. Class demonstration in teaching procedures, analysis, and evaluation. 2 hours seminar. (000208)
Prerequisites: AGET 120, AGET 150 or equivalent.
Curriculum development and methods of teaching and motivating students in agricultural mechanics. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. (000230)
Prerequisites: PSSC 101 or equivalent.
This course is designed to educate and motivate students in the daily organization of teaching high school and community college horticulture students. Curriculum development, teaching methods, and lab safety are emphasized, along with contextual learning and learning horticulture and agriscience through inquiry. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (020987)
Prerequisites: AGRI 331 or faculty permission.
A study of sustainable management practices in the context of agricultural land stewardship. The development of practical skills and understanding paramount to leadership and management of personal and professional activities. The focus is on identifying available resources, clarifiying goals, developing action plans, and promoting communication, savvy monitoring, and decision making that expedite progress toward a thriving enterprise and contribute to a sustainable community. Case studies, community activities, and discussion explore the impact of management decisions on progress toward desired goals. 3 hours lecture. (000225)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
A critical examination of major issues confronting agriculture. Students research current issues relevant to the role of agriculture in society. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000229)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000227)
Prerequisites: AGRI 331.
Students will design and execute applied agriculture research projects that seek to improve the management of agricultural enterprises. Students will learn the most common experimental designs for agricultural research, utilize computer programs to analyze and interpret experimental data and further develop scientific writing skills. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000223)
Prerequisites: AGRI 490.
This course is a continuation of AGRI 490. Students complete a research project and professional research paper and present research findings through public forums. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000224)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (000231)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000232)
An intensive 6-unit, one-year course in agricultural research. See College office for details. Open only to students with at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. The course consists of a faculty-supervised research project, a thesis, and a public presentation. 18 hours supervision. (000233)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the fifth-year program in agricultural education.
Supervised teaching in public secondary school daily for one semester. Candidate will arrange his/her schedule so that he/she is free from all campus obligations. 30 hours supervision. (000221)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the fifth-year program in agricultural education.
Principles of curriculum development in agriculture; methods of teaching and organization of teaching material. 3 hours seminar. (000222)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Research methods are presented in support of decision-making in a scientifically literate world. Literature, logic, and research methodologies for quantitative paradigms are presented. Studies in the social sciences are emphasized. Students prepare a proposal for their thesis, dissertation, or creative component. The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of social science research through critical evaluation of the research literature and by developing a research proposal. 9 hours independent study. (021209)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Development of a total agricultural education program in communities using all available resources. The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of situations and experiences that improve their ability to develop and implement effective education programs in formal and non-formal community education settings. To achieve this desired end, students (a) acquire an understanding of program development from theory to practice and (b) strengthen or develop their skills in planning, designing, implementing, evaluating, and accounting for educational programs for targeted audiences. 9 hours independent study. (021210)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
This is an online course designed for graduate students who have a desire to improve their teaching ability by incorporating a variety of teaching methods into the learning setting. Specifically, this course focuses on various learning theories and teaching methods for both formal and non-formal learning situations. This online course is composed of teacher-centered approaches the first half of the semester with a focus on theory. Student-centered approaches consume the second half of the semester with a focus on the application of teaching methods and an emphasis on reflection. Students are expected to access the D2L site for course content and discussions. 9 hours independent study. (021213)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Survey of concepts, theories, and practices of leadership, personal development, and group dynamics. Exploration of leadership traits and models with a focus upon how they apply to Agricultural Education. 9 hours independent study. (021214)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Techniques in evaluating vocational, technical, and extension education programs. Principles and procedures of evaluation with emphasis on focusing, designing, reporting, and managing evaluation. 9 hours independent study. (021215)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Determining adult needs, priorities, participation in educational activities and adoption of new ideas and practices. Designing, organizing, conducting, and evaluating adult education programs in agricultural and extension education. The goal of this course is to understand the theory and practice of adult education. Students design an educational program for adult learners in an agricultural and extension education context. 9 hours independent study. (021211)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
This class is intended to serve as the foundation of your graduate-level studies in agricultural and extension education. It is intended to acquaint the student with broader cultural and historical conditions based on a philosophical perspective. This course should give you the ability to formulate some of the assumptions on which you will build your particular knowledge base in agricultural education. Through this knowledge acquisition, the student should investigate their curriculum of study, reminded of this general framework within which the specialized knowledge of agricultural education is explained and formulate your philosophical beliefs. The primary purpose of this course is to provide the student with an examined grounding in the principle divisions of thought (philosophies), seminal events and people in the history of agriculture (history), and decisions made (policy), resulting in the current state of affairs in agricultural education. It has been said that policy is the expression or operationalization of philosophy and policy both creates and is influenced by history. The convergence of these factors determines the future direction of agriculture and agricultural education. 3 hours independent study. (021212)
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
This graduate level course is designed to develop an understanding and application of assessment relevant to agricultural education. Students develop, administer, and analyze formal, informal, and performance assessment techniques to monitor and evaluate student learning and guide modification. 9 hours independent study. (021216)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000240)
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