Agriculture (AGRI)

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AGRI 180  The University Experience  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 1 hour discussion.  (000198)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
AGRI 181  Coordinating Group Agricultural Activities  1-2 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 0 hours independent study.  (000190)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
AGRI 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
AGRI 280  Agriculture Ambassadors  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Instructor permission  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is designed to train, develop, and support students that serve in the Agriculture Ambassador role in the College of Agriculture (COA). In this course students learn about the COA and discover their own leadership and communications styles. Students work in teams to organize events and manage COA outreach. Students learn how to effectively represent the COA to numerous constituents, mostly prospective students. Outside of the class meeting time, they give tours, presentations, and conduct meetings. Students participate in leadership development, team building, information gathering, and service skill development activities. 2 hours activity.  (021407)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
AGRI 298  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
AGRI 299  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (020958)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
AGRI 301  California Agriculture Seminar  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Survey of the production, processing, and distribution of major agricultural commodities. The history, economics, scope, geographical location, general cultural practices, and marketing opportunities of major commodities are discussed. In addition, major issues confronting California agriculture systems are explored. A multiday field trip is required in the course. 3 hours seminar.  (021777)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 305  Agricultural Genetics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANSC 101 or PSSC 101; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Mendelian inheritance, gene structure and action, sex-related inheritance, linkage and mapping, aneuploidy, polyploidy, population and quantitative inheritance, inbreeding and heterosis. 3 hours lecture.  (000211)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 331  Agricultural Ecology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Completion of lower-division core or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.  (000206)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
AGRI 380A  Agricultural Leadership  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An investigation of leadership from an individual perspective. Study of introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development in the Agricultural Industry. 3 hours seminar.  (000216)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 380B  Leadership in the Workplace  3 Units  
Prerequisite: AGRI 380A or permission of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An exploration of real world leadership. Development of leadership and interpersonal skills valued in the Agricultural sector. Tropics include job search skills, professional resumes, cover letters, and interviewing as well as the skills needed in the workplace. 3 hours seminar.  (000217)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 389  Internship in Agriculture  1-12 Units  
Prerequisite: Prior approval of academic goals by the Internship Coordinator.  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
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. 0 hours independent study.  (000215)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 0 hours independent study.  (000219)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 432  Holistic Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: AGRI 331 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
AGRI 482W  Agricultural Issues (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, senior standing or instructor permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An examination of major issues confronting agriculture emphasizing critical thinking, research, and balancing complex, and often opposing views of the role of agriculture in society. The course uses group work and presentations to enhance written and oral communication skills. This is the capstone course for AGRI, ANSC, and ABUS majors. 3 hours lecture.  (000229)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
AGRI 489  Internship in Agriculture  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours lecture.  (000227)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 490W  Agricultural Experimental Research (W)  4 Units  W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Students design and execute applied agriculture research projects that seek to improve the management of agricultural enterprises. Students learn the most common experimental designs for agricultural research, utilize computer programs to analyze and interpret experimental data and further develop scientific writing skills. 1 hour discussion, 3 hours lecture.  (000223)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
AGRI 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 0 hours independent study.  (000232)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 499H  Honors Research in Agriculture  6 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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 independent study.  (000233)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
AGRI 697  Independent Study  1-4 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (000240)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division