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Develop expertise in the use of drafting equipment, geometric construction, orthographic projections, dimensioning, and the application of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 122, ALEC 303, ALEC 346
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to freshman or sophomores or Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication degree students or Leadership & Communication minor students or Leadership & Entrepreneurship minor students.
Introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development. Self-awareness, awareness of others, effective interpersonal communication, and the building of trust relationships as a basis for understanding and developing leadership. An experiential approach, field projects and a supervised service project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
Prereqs: ALEC 122.
Applying computer commands to create two-dimensional engineering and architectural drawings.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 346
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 104
Fundamental woodworking tools and processes. Hand tool, lathe, and machine related projects.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 242, ALEC 243
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: This course is the first course in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program and requires no prerequisite.
This is a secondary course training option for pre service teachers in Skilled and Technical Sciences. It is a STEM skill requirement for the 2+2 articulation agreement with various community colleges across the state of Nebraska.  By allowing pre-service teachers to complete this course, students can reverse transfer the credit back to the community colleges to enforce rigorous training needs in the STEM field for future STS teachers coming out of the ALEC department.
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands - on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3d modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 115
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 60
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 108
An introduction to the systems required to produce, distribute and sell the food that sustains life.  The course provides the opportunity to learn from international experts who specialize in the sources, production, safety, distribution, culture, sale, politics and consumption of food worldwide.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Forming, molding, separating, and fabricating of industrial materials.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 303
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 105, Introduction To Engineering Design is a prerequisite
This course is the second foundational course taught in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum.  Students that complete this course will be certified to teach both foundational courses in any secondary PLTW pre-engineering program across the country.  This certification gives UNL STS students in the ALEC department a rigorous STEM skill set.  Once the course is completed the credit will be reverse transferred back to the community college to fulfill the STEM skill requirement of the 2+2 articulation agreements established with UNL and the ALEC department.
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Lab 60
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 101.
Basic skills in the construction of architectural drawings, plot plans, elevation view, wall and floor sections, and roof construction. Architectural modeling.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 103
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Analyze and synthesize information about the dynamic relationships of land, food, and people and the impacts of human decisions on renewable and non-renewable resources from a local and global perspective.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
Course has guest speakers and field trips.
Explore the career opportunities available in agricultural leadership, education and communication focusing on agribusiness, industry training positions, secondary agriscience instruction, extension education, agricultural and environmental sciences communication, and international agricultural education.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 234
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Agricultural leadership, education and communication major or permission.
An exploration of the history, philosophy, goals, and objectives of career and Technical Education, more specifically, School-Based Agricultural Education. An introduction to lesson plan development, objective/essential question writing, and peer teaching will provide knowledge and skills that will be used in an early field experience. The early field experience will provide a platform for critical reflection that will help mold future agricultural teachers.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 234
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Course Description This is an introduction to basic lesson plan development, objective writing, and teaching in Skilled and Technical Sciences. A 40-hour early field experience in a Skills USA affiliated STS education program is required. The early field experience explores teaching as a potential career.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Field 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the study of agricultural and environmental sciences communications. Strategies and techniques for success in the major and college courses generally using a systems thinking approach, fundamental concepts of communicating information related to science, environment, agriculture and natural resources to internal and external audiences, and job shadowing experience to help prepare for careers in the field.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to the Chancellor's Leadership Class program.
Leadership development. Understanding of self, develop leadership knowledge, and how to make a difference in the community.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Pepsi Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Service recipient.
ALEC 165 requires 2 to 3 hours per week of outside of class time in community service.
Civic and social responsibility through service-learning programming. Introduction to civic life, civic agent, and life-long service.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Major or minor in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication (AESC)
Application of generally accepted practices for students desiring a communications career in agricultural and/or environmental sciences. Associated Press writing style, audience analysis, interviewing skills, writing mechanics, nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication and professional collaboration.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to electricity and/or electronics and their applications to industry. AC and DC circuit design, construction, and analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 202 will be offered both in face-to-face and online formats during fall and spring semesters and will be offered only online during the summer 8-week session.
Foundational knowledge of leadership theory and its relationship to the practice of leadership.  Resolve complex leadership challenges by evaluating the intersection between leader, follower, and context.  Critically assess real-world situations and make decisions about what theoretically-based leadership skills and behaviors are most likely to be effective.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 422
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Automotive technology and the equipment related to automotive repairs. The design, theory, and operation of automotive systems through laboratory activities.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 303
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic machine shop practices involving hand and precision measuring tools, bench work, layout, engine lathe, milling machine, surface and pedestal grinders.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 246, ALEC 303
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic knowledge and skill in both oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting, and electrical arc welding.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 303
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 207
Communicating to Public Audiences Crosslisted as ADPR 207
Prereqs: College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR): completion of all CASNR core communications course requirements.
Concepts and techniques of public relations. Skills and theory for relating to government, corporate, and other agricultural public audiences.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing and ALEC 134 and/or 135.
Theory of experiential education to middle school and secondary agricultural education programs, especially leadership and career education. Development of Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE), Young Adult/Farmer, FFA, and alumni activities, appropriate to the community, school, and student needs using electronic technology in learning how to teach Nebraska's agricultural education financial management system.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Theory of experiential education to middle school and secondary Skilled and Technical Sciences education programs, especially leadership and career education. Exposure to Supervised Career and Technical Student Organization Experience (CTSO), Skills USA, appropriate to the community, school, and student needs recording using electronic technology in learning how to teach Skilled and Technical Science courses supported by Skills USA. This course will provide the work based learning credit (006.34D3) for the Industrial Technology Education Field Endorsement, and STS Supplemental endorsements. This course includes 20 hours of SkillsUSA field experience.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Introductory
Prereqs: Students must be an AESC major or minor.  Otherwise, instuctor permission is required.
Digital photography theory and tools to deliver science-based agricultural and environmental information for diverse audiences. Develop an understanding of and apply digital photography concepts such as composition, lighting, landscape, portrait, and editing in the development of a final photo essay project for a real-world audience.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: AESC major or minor. Othwerwise, instructor permission required.
This is a blended learning course.  We will meet face-to-face once a week to develop our projects.  We will also participate in weekly online activities such as readings, discussion boards, wikis, etc.
Use mobile devices to research agricultural and environmental science topics, conduct and record video interviews with scientists about controversial scientific topics, record footage in science labs and field sites, and produce final videos for real-world audiences. Gain experience with digital storytelling theory and techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: ALEC 104.
Classifications, properties, and uses of common construction materials and building practices. Construction of a residential dwelling from plot plan through trim and finish work.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 243
Prereqs: ALEC 104.
Woodworking special processes. Furniture design, frame and panel construction, veneering, and steam-bending. Project design and construction on an individual project serve as the final assessment.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 340
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 204.
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming for tool making to include milling, computer aided manufacturing and/or drafting and/or design and electrical discharge machines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Printing, desktop publishing, silk screening, and photography.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Open to sophomores or above.
Principle and process of effective leadership in complex organizations of society and commerce. Dynamic interactions of personal characteristics, technical skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, goals and power.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 407, ALEC 495A
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 101, 109, 203, 204, and 205.
ALEC 303 is a synthesis of skill-based courses for Industrial Technology Education (ITE) majors.
Design, construct, and test a one-person electric vehicle. Enter the vehicle in a statewide competition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: JGEN 200 or 300.
Student presentations integral to the course.
Presentation strategies used in agribusiness, education, government and public service. Attention to audience need, organization, methodology and management of presentation resource, especially electronic technology.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 400
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture , Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: 6 hrs mechanized systems management; advanced standing.
Student demonstrations and presentations required.
Planning, conducting, and administering the instructional programs related to experientially based education in school laboratory settings. Variety of laboratory settings, including agricultural mechanics, greenhouse, soils, etc.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Cooperative Extension in a variety of settings and its role in the land-grant mission. Processes for developing and conducting need-driven, research-based, extension programs. Relationships with public and private agencies. Straegies for volunteerism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior or senior by application.
Field course of supervised observation and participation with various phases of agricultural education and/or agribusiness.
Credit Hours: 2-5
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
A structured professional and personal development experience. Small group facilitation and instructional assistance in leadership development courses.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Recitation 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 243.
ALEC 340 is a continuation of ALEC 243.
Machine woodworking on a major individual project. Wood finishing and maintenance of hand and power tools.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: AESC majors and minors. Otherwise, instructor permission is required.
This is a blended learning course. We will meet face-to-face once a week to develop our projects. We will also participate in weekly online activities such as readings, discussion boards, wikis, etc.
Analysis and research of science literacy concepts, how to engage in public conversations about controversial issues, how to interview scientists, how to edit scientific audio interviews, and how to ultimately produce a podcast series with the goal of increasing the public’s science literacy. Offered in the spring semester of odd years.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: ALEC 101 or 103.
Introduction to 3D modeling using sketching and Inventor software.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Completion of ACE 1 and ACE 2 coursework.
Recommended for junior level students and above.
How agriculture, the environment, and science are covered in media by news media outlets. Use of framing theory as a foundation to understand why messages are crafted in certain ways, how and why news media portray topics and issues using certain metaphors and story lines. Creation of effective media messages related to topics using framing, how to handle and respond to media requests, and interact with members of the media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 388
Ethics focusing on agricultural and natural resource issues. Using case studies from the professional workplace and contemporary society, develops intellectual skills necessary to reflect critically on ethical issues and apply appropriate conceptual tools for resolution of issues arising from conflicting ethical and value systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
Prereqs: Permission.
Occupational experience or supervised occupational experience in conjunction with directed observation.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Consent of instructor(s). One college level course in photography or equivalent, and knowledge of the basics of shooting still photographs or video using digital cameras. Open only to College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) students.
Can be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours by consent of instructor.
Concepts and techniques related to use of remote and automated digital camera technology to capture images in agriculture and natural resources contexts to communicate a narrative/story. Completion of individual project using a variety of technologies including camera traps, time-lapse camera systems, remote triggered cameras, as well as traditional audio and video and conventional photography.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Format: Field 15, Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 397
Prereqs: Permission.
Readings; in depth discussions; analysis of current theory, issues, problems, research and practice in leadership, education and/or communication. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission and advance approval of plan of work.
Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 305 or ALEC/TEAC 805/NUTR 806.
ALEC 400/800 is designed for individuals interested in developing and/or improving program planning skills.
Theoretical and applied considerations for identifying content, design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs that vary in length from several hours to several months.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs: Senior standing and 3 hrs educational psychology, or permission.
Instructional delivery of a secondary agricultural education program in the public school system. Organizing instructional content, individual lesson planning, methods of formal instructional delivery, student behavior management, instructing the handicapped and disadvantage, and student testing. Considerable time is spent on undergraduates demonstrating instructional delivery.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 405L
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to the teaching program in agricultural education and parallel registration in ALEC 405.
Laboratory exercises that complement material covered in ALEC 405. Involve practice teaching at either the middle or secondary school level.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 407/807
Supervisory Leadership Crosslisted as CYAF 807
Prereqs: ALEC 302.
Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 410/810
Environmental Leadership Crosslisted as NRES 413/813
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Offered on the World Wide Web (WWW) fall semester of odd-numbered years and in the classroom fall semester of even-numbered years.
Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ALEC 412/812
Practical applications in developing and evaluating multimedia resources for students. Surveys new applications, creates and develops various instructional materials, and reviews current practice against relevant theory. Use current software packages to develop materials for various audiences.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing and acceptance into the student teaching program in agricultural education.
Planning, marketing and managing formal and non-formal educational programs for youth and adults. The learning process applied to learner needs and styles. Building collaborative relationships.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Requires extensive writing and oral presentations.
Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture , Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing. College of Journalism and Mass Communications: Junior standing; ADPR 283.
Fundamental components of issues management and crisis communications. Learning experiences in agriculture and natural resources that provide an understanding of issues facing the respective field of study.
This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 381
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Designing new instructional programs, expanding the impact of student behavioral objectives, and evaluating the total instructional program.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior status. Major or minor in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication. Students in the minor must have completed a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework to enroll.
This is a project course for students enrolled in the Agricultural and Environmental Communications program. It provides students the opportunity to develop, plan, and execute a project of their own design to showcase skills and knowledge gained through coursework. Students are guided by course instructor(s) and collaborate with additional identified faculty with appropriate expertise in agricultural sciences and natural resources.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs: ALEC 202 or equivalent and at least junior standing or permission.
The course will require travel to project sites, which are within 75 miles of Lincoln.  At least 5 project visits are required, and more project visits may be required depending on the project.  Generally, students work in pairs, so not all students need to be able to drive, and the instructor will try to create partnerships that facilitate traveling needs. However, if students cannot find transportation to a project site, they will not be able to complete the course.
Foundational knowledge of project planning and facilitation.  An experiential opportunity to facilitate a project within a community.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Scope and structure of career and technical education within the educational system. Teacher's role and responsibilities in dealing with legislative mandates in the planning, management, and evaluation of a local program.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 428
Leadership in Public Organizations Crosslisted as NRES 428/828
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Leadership in theories, research, and practices in public organizations and natural resource agencies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 431
Prereqs: 3 hrs EDPS; passing score on the Preprofessional Skills Tests (PPST); and permission.
Capstone course. Placement arranged by the department. Student teaching placement arranged by the department. Seven to sixteen weeks of off-campus student teaching.  Pass/no pass only.
Guided participation in various phases of a public school agricultural education program.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: ALEC 433-At least Junior standing or permission; ALEC 833-ALEC 801 or parallel.
This course will cover the foundational knowledge of team and group dynamics theory and its relationship to the practice of leadership in organizations and communities.  Development of leadership, followership, and teamwork skills in small groups and teams.  Focus on team and group decision making, problem solving, and creativity, peer assessment, and evaluation using real-world situations and contexts.  Critically apply team and group dynamic theories and research to leadership in organizations and communities.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 433
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 444
Science Writing Crosslisted as JOMC 444/844
Prereqs: Permission.
Open to all majors. Articles may be submitted for publication.
Advanced writing about science for the non-expert and/or for the general public. Issues in science communication through reading the best writers in science and journalism. Research and write short articles and longer profiles about science and scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and elsewhere. Polish writing skills for doing work in science classes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Leadership theories and their applications to human diversity in organizations and communities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Consent of Instructor. Senior standing.
Requires interviews outside of class time.
Investigate topics identified by IANR as critical to Nebraska agriculture and research, conduct interviews, write, edit, design and assist in the production of print and multimedia versions of the Strategic Discussions for Nebraska publication. Emphasis on factual, complete, accurate and clear communication of complex scientific and sociologically important issues in Nebraska agriculture. Learning to communicate research and science-based agricultural concepts to public audiences.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Organizational influence processes, power, and politics in organizations and communities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Philosophy and relationship of agricultural education in the public schools. Development and coordination of adult and continuing agricultural education programs.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing; ALEC 302; Agricultural Education major; and permission.
Capstone course. Agricultural Education majors must take ALEC 495A for 'Pass/No Pass'.
Internship in a selected agribusiness, industry, or agency. Collaboration development of a training program and leadership activities.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Junior standing; Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major; and permission.
ALEC 495B is taken the second semester of the junior year or in the summer following the junior year. Department approval is required. ALEC 495B cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.
Internship experience with an organization selected by student and approved by instructor in an agricultural or environmental sciences organization where the focus of the internship is related broadly to communications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Projects to research, literature review, or extension of course work.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 499H
Prereqs: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Major research thrusts in leadership field. Historical and contemporary research studies, surveying the literature, developing theory, and conceptualizing original research questions and problems.
This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 433, ALEC 901, ALEC 910
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC *801 or equivalent
Leadership capacity in individuals and organizations. Impact of leadership on organizational outcomes and means for diagnosing leadership developmental needs. Assessing, creating and implementing a comprehensive leadership development program for an organization or community.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Problems in instructional planning and methodology and in organizing secondary and continuing education, FFA, and agriculture experience programs.
Credit Hours: 2-5
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 805
Advanced Teaching Strategies Crosslisted as TEAC 805, NUTR 806
Contemporary and innovative teaching strategies, emphasizing learner-centered instruction, suitable to teaching in college and postsecondary institutions, outreach programs public schools, and other settings. Students participate in active learning as they apply learning theory in practice, prepare and demonstrate teaching methods, and plan for instruction in discipline areas of their choice.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Requires extensive writing and oral presentations. Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treatises, speeches.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture , Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
Course is not offered at this time.
Management strategies for a variety of distance education situations. Planning, organization, motivation, and control provide a framework for analyzing distance education in formal and non-formal, large and small, private and public, and established and emerging organizations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC *833 recommended
Builds upon program development in extension programming and provides a basic overview of program evaluation principles and methods. Applies program evaluation principles in extension education.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to practical aspects of developing and facilitating distance education courses. Create and facilitate interaction, assessments, course delivery, assignments, course etiquette and ADA compliance. Develop a distance course module grounded in distance education theory and instructional design principles.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ALEC 845
Research in Leadership Education Crosslisted as CYAF 845
Steps in preparing a research proposal, including statement of the research question, review of relevant literature, and determination of an appropriate research design and methodology. Research methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Work, singly or in groups, on practical educational problems, done under the supervision of staff with assistance of selected educational consultants.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Group study of technology in agricultural occupations. Workshops, special meetings, and assignments.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 897
Readings, in-depth discussions and analysis of current theory, issues and problems, research and practice in leadership education and/or communication. Offered to address emerging topics not covered in other courses.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Format: Field , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 899
Prereqs: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 801, 18 hours graduate credit, or permission
Skills in leading change in the 21st Century in rural communities and organizations. Strategies for planning, organizing, and institutionalizing change. Develop a change plan for a community or organization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Preparation of agriscience teachers to supervise and mentor student teachers, evaluate/coach performance, and instructional delivery.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Ideas, theories, and practices on recent and emerging leadership research themes.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ALEC 905
Practicum in Postsecondary Teaching Crosslisted as TEAC 905
Prereqs: ALEC *805 or permission
Work with a faculty mentor in a discipline of choice and an instructional supervisor to prepare instruction and teach students in a postsecondary setting. Practicum students are assisted in arranging for the practicum and are provided consultation and feedback during the practicum. Lesson planning and reflective papers are part of the practicum experience.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC *806 recommended
Course is not offered at this time.
Major theoretical concepts and research finding of distance education, as broadly conceived. Emphasis on analyzing and deconstruction of major ideas influencing distance education in formal and non-formal settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Philosophy, objectives, procedures, and techniques used in organizing the program of agricultural mechanics instruction for secondary and post-high school students and adults. Determining units of instruction, evaluating student effort, procedures in shop instruction, selection of equipment, and integration into the vocational agriculture program.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ALEC 801 recommended
Issues of leading people in the global marketplace. Focus on understanding the impact of cultural differences, comparing and contrasting domestic and multinational leadership challenges, and review of current multinational leadership.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Philosophy and objectives of occupational education. Techniques of program development, choosing instructional areas, determining sequences, planning time distributions, integrated course of study and meeting individual needs, youth activities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Course is not offered at this time.
Personality type and its implications for personal, team, and organizational leadership effectiveness.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Working on either an individualized or small group basis, students develop, execute, and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 18
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Research in selected problems in leadership education.
Credit Hours: 2-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Course Delivery: Classroom