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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
The role of agricultural business in the economy. Introductory economic and business principles and their application to the solution of agricultural problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000014)
Application of selling and consulting techniques for agribusiness firms. 3 hours lecture. (015808)
Survey of microcomputer applications for agribusiness management, emphasizing personnel productivity software, including database manager, advanced spreadsheet, and electronic communication software. 3 hours lecture. (000025)
Introduction to the principles of farm accounting, farm business record keeping, agribusiness management, financial analysis, and enterprise budgeting. 3 hours lecture. (000020)
Prerequisites: ABUS 261 or ACCT 201.
Cost concepts as a management tool in agriculture are explored. Budgeting techniques for planning and control and for long-term projects are developed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (015011)
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. (000022)
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. (020956)
This course prepares interested students for regional and national Quiz Bowl competition of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. Areas of preparation include agricultural business and economics, general agriculture, statistics, economics, accounting, finance management and marketing. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015866)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or ECON 103.
Application of microeconomic theory to the agricultural production process, including single and multivariate production and cost functions, price determination in competitive and non-competitive markets and programs. 3 hours lecture. (000024)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101.
Economic principles applied to the marketing of agricultural products. Function, structure, and operation of agricultural markets. Introduction to the futures market. Trends in marketing of California agricultural crops and livestock. 3 hours lecture. (000026)
Prerequisites: ABUS 311.
This course covers principles and practices of distributing food from producer to consumer. The functions of wholesalers and intermediate handlers, including food brokers, are discussed. An in-depth analysis of the food retail industry is included. 3 hours lecture. (015010)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or equivalent.
The application of economic and management principles to the planning, control, and organization of agribusiness firms. Linear programming applications, decision trees, inventory control, and equipment replacement. 3 hours lecture. (000027)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or faculty permission.
The economics of renewable natural resource use, management, development, and allocation. Conflicts in use, markets for resources, cases of market failure, and economic conservation will be discussed. 3 hours lecture. (015981)
The goal of this course is to have students develop their analytical, decision-making, and communication skills related to marketing and management of food systems in the world economy. Focusing on the unique aspects of the food and fiber trade-physical attributes, storage practices, phytosanitary criteria, and food safety concerns. 3 hours lecture. (020799)
Prerequisites: Permission of Internship Coordinator.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Work experience with selected agribusinesses, including financial institutions, marketing agencies, management firms, farms, ranches, private or public agencies. Experience must be related to business aspects of agriculture. Supervised by faculty and staff of cooperating banks, farms, agencies, and corporations. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000032)
A study of agricultural problems and policies of developing nations. Emphasis on cultural values; physical, economic, and political constraints; hunger and international trade. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (015535)
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. (000034)
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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000035)
Prerequisites: ABUS 311 or faculty permission.
To provide an in-depth understanding of operating marketing planning and implementation. Development of a marketing plan including product and market assessment, financial evaluation justification, a plan of action, and an evaluation/control component. 3 hours seminar. (000049)
Prerequisite: ABUS 411.
Prepares students for the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition. Areas of preparation include developing a comprehensive marketing plan that incorporates: product/market assessment, defining business objectives, SWOT analysis, financial evaluation, and professional presentation skills. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020994)
Prerequisites: ABUS 301 and MATH 105.
Analysis of price-determining factors for agricultural products. Business conditions and changes in supply and demand for domestic and international agricultural commodities. Study of structure, conduct, and performance of agricultural markets. Monopolistic practices and relative efficiency of markets. 3 hours lecture. (000040)
Prerequisites: ABUS 301, ABUS 321, senior standing.
Agribusiness organization and management. Budgeting, input-output relationships, and enterprise analysis in decision making. Application of economic and management principles. Human resource management. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000041)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101, ABUS 311, senior standing.
Cooperative principles and philosophy. Types and importance of cooperative activity in the U.S. Accounting for cooperative activity. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000067)
Prerequisites: ABUS 301, ECON 102.
Domestic and international issues in U.S. agricultural food policy. A study of the major problems confronting agriculture, the process by which government formulates agricultural policy, and the socio-economic impact of current government programs. 3 hours lecture. (000029)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101.
Principles and techniques of farm and ranch appraisal. Valuation of farm and rural resources. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000031)
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 and ABUS 261.
Financing of agricultural enterprises. Principles, methods, and institutions involved in financing farming enterprises and related agricultural industries. Coordinated financial statements. Capital budgeting. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (000030)
Study of risk management strategies in agriculture, including workplace safety, rules, and regulations. Equipment selection, maintenance, trends, and economics. Determining equipment requirements and costs. Systems for recording parts, services, and maintenance. 3 hours lecture. (000179)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000043)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units repectively. 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. (000069)
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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000071)
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