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AGRI 103
Agricultural and natural resource systems. The interrelationship and the impact of increased human involvement on these systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRI 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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Permission
Introduction to the Justin Smith Morrill Scholars Program.  Discussion of critical issues facing society with an emphasis on food, agriculture, natural resources, and rural landscapes.  Strategies to develop and implement issue-based civic engagement activities.  Discussion of the Morrill Land-Grants Acts and the life and accomplishments of Justin Smith Morrill.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
For Applied Science students to select an appropriate internship, formulate career goals, develop a resume, and improve academic success skills.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs:
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.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Pass/No Pass only.
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.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs:
Permission.
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.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRI 385
Women, Gender and ScienceCrosslisted as WMNS 385, NRES 385
Historical roles of women as scientists. Societal constructs of gender in science. Feminist critiques of scientific methodology and interpretation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
AGRI 388
Employment SeminarCrosslisted as NRES 388
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Pass/No Pass only.
Efficient job-hunting. Resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, and dining etiquette.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRI 395
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Pass/No Pass only. Course may be repeated for credit only once.
Forum for the exchange of current information on rural issues and agricultural ethics. Includes guest speakers, film documentaries, group discussions, and panel discussions.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Provides Bachelor of Applied Science students academic credit for advanced work experiences in their area of specialization. Students are required to complete academic assignments such as a weekly journal, discussion and writing assignments in addition to their field-based responsibilities. This course takes place in a mentored, supervised setting and requires prior approval by the instructor.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery:
AGRI 400
Prereqs:
Junior standing. AGRI/NRES 388 recommended.
Pass/No Pass only.
Job satisfaction, advancement strategies, benefits, and relocation.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRI 42 requires premission from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) Dean's Office and the department chair of the student's degree program. Pass/no pass only.
Cooperative education in an established or organize international or professional development experience program in any College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources curriculum.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Examination of the global issue of the impact of invasive pests on international trade, food production, and ability to feed increasing populations in the future. Focus on how local changes have biological, economic and social consequences at the global level and impact sustainability. Offered fully online and covers pest introductions and pathways, impact on global agriculture and trade, principles and practices in agricultural pest risk analysis and international cooperation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Advanced approval of the plan of work and permission.
Individual or group projects in activities such as research, literature review, extension of course work, or preparation of teaching materials.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Practical topics related to the planning, organization, administration, financing and reporting of research in agriculture.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRI 826
Scientific IllustrationCrosslisted as ENTO 826
Prereqs:
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Web
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.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRI 897
Master of Applied Science ProjectCrosslisted as HORT 897, AGRO 897, NRES 897
Prereqs:
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.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser.
Thesis in support of candidate for a Master of Applied Science degree.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Research and Thesis