Introduction to Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems LINKCrosslisted as NRES 103, LIBR 110A
Agricultural and natural resource systems. The interrelationship and the impact of increased human involvement on these systems.
Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment LINKCrosslisted as LIFE 115
Application of biotechnology to genetically engineer, identify, select or propagate microbes, plants or animals. Scientists who use biotechnology to solve problems with the environment, with our food system, or with human health.
Completion of course will satisfy state and federal requirements for certification of private applicators applying "restrictd use pesticides." Two field trips.
Overview of pesticide uses and alternatives that influence the management of pest populations. Factors that must be considered in making decisions to utilize pesticides, including state and federal legal requirements.
For Applied Science students to select an appropriate internship, formulate career goals, develop a resume, and improve academic success skills.
An Introduction to Computer Applications in Agriculture LINK
Each student will complete an individual computer project selected and designed in cooperation with the instructor and/or major departmental adviser or counselor.
Computing and its application to agriculture. Fundamentals of DOS, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, computer graphics, networks, computer communications, and elements of selecting appropriate hardware and software. Emphasis on practical, agriculturally-oriented applications.
Lab 4, Lecture 2
Introduction to Global Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues LINK
Overview of global relationships in agriculture and natural resources that affect Nebraska, the United States, and the world. Emphasis on gaining perspectives of the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political issues impacting the world food system.
Admission to the University Honors Program or permission.
Preparation for conducting an undergraduate project to be used for an Honors or undergraduate thesis. Students explore philosophical aspects of scientific inquiry, including history, the scientific method, and ethics in science. Topics such as individual approaches to research, the selection of projects, time commitments and sources of funding for scholarly work presented by University faculty.
Individual or group educational experience combining classroom lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with tours to broaden the student's knowledge of specific aspects of agriculture in some foreign country. Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus study is at the discretion of the instructor.
For current year's schedule of subject matter offering, contact the Dean's Office.
Individual or group educational experience combining classroom lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with off-campus tours to broaden the student's knowledge of specific aspects of US agriculture. Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus study is at the discretion of the instructor.
Max credits per degree:
Women, Gender and Science LINKCrosslisted as WMNS 385, NRES 385
Historical roles of women as scientists. Societal constructs of gender in science. Feminist critiques of scientific methodology and interpretation.
Senior standing; completion of applied science degree core requirements.
AGRI 485 requires access to computer, internet, and email. AGRI 485 fulfills the capstone requirement for the applied science major.
Application and integration of scientific principles and knowledge gained from courses, peer to peer and student to faculty discussions, internships, and other aspects of the applied science degree program.
Practical topics related to the planning, organization, administration, financing and reporting of research in agriculture.
Scientific Illustration LINKCrosslisted as ENTO 826
12 hrs agricultural and/or biological sciences.
ENTO *826 is offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Prepare scientifically accurate, high quality illustrations and graphics for the teaching, presentation, and publication of scientific information. Drawing techniques, drafting, copyright, and publication and presentation of scientific art work.
The dynamics of undergraduate student learning. Begin to develop the reflective practice of progressive instructional improvement. Interpreting improved educational outcomes in terms of the ability of the instructor to manipulate undergraduate student interactions with instructional materials in an active learning environment.
Master of Applied Science Project LINKCrosslisted as HORT 897, AGRO 897, NRES 897
Admission to Master of Applied Science degree program
Project activity for the Master of Applied Science degree.
Design, develop and complete a project that requires synthesis of the course topics covered in the primary area of emphasis.