2017-18 Catalog

Agriculture

Courses

AGRI 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Environmental and Agricultural Management. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective.

AGRI 1309. Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Microcomputer technology applied to management, record keeping, and agribusiness. Emphasis on the application of database, spreadsheet, and other business software in various agricultural environments. Lab fee $2.

AGRI 1311. Dairy Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A survey of the diary industry, dairy breeds, standards for selection and culling, herd replacements, feeding, management, and health maintenance. The food value, composition and quality, utilization, and processing of market milk and dairy products will be discussed.

AGRI 1419. General Animal Science. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The scientific study of animal agriculture involving beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses. Topics covered will include general management practices, reproduction, nutrition, health, handling, genetic selection, shelter/housing and marketing strategies and procedures. Lab fee: $2.

AGRI 2301. Agricultural Power Units. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamentals of internal combustion engine operation to include gasoline, diesel, and liquefied petroleum. Preventative maintenance and general servicing of tractor engine systems: intake & exhaust; fuel; lubrication; cooling; electrical; power trains; and hydraulic. Also covered are tractor tune-up; small engine operation maintenance & reconditioning; and plumbing & irrigation power systems. Lab fee $15.

AGRI 2303. Agricultural Construction I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A course designed to acquaint students with principles and application of carpentry, tool maintenance, tool and hardware nomenclature, preparation of drawings and bills of materials, blueprint reading, and the preparation and use of concrete. Also included are maintenance needs for the home and agricultural buildings. Lab fee $8.

AGRI 2304. Introductory Metals and Welding. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Cold metal work, soldering, pipe fitting, tool conditioning, hardware nomenclature, arc and oxyacetylene welding. Lab fee $25.

AGRI 2317. Introductory Agricultural Economics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to economics principles and concepts in agriculture today as they relate to the American economic system. Emphasis will be on management problem-solving techniques under various situations, especially those agricultural in nature,including producing, processing, distributing, and consuming farm and ranch products.

AGRI 2330. Wildlife Conservation & Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the principles and practices of managing wildlife and habitat; factors regulating wildlife populations including behavior, disease, predation, and harvest; and public policy related to wildlife conservation. Intended for non majors; will not count toward Wildlife Science option in the BS in Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences and is not a prerequisite for advanced WSES courses. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and MATH 1314 or higher.

AGRI 3302. Feeding and Management of Dairy Cattle. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamental principles of scientific dairying and the practical application of these principles in the feeding and management of dairy cattle. Requirements for economical dairying, herd improvement through selection, feeding for milk production, development of replacement stock and disease control. Prerequisite: AGRI 1311. Lab fee $2.

AGRI 3409. Genetics. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamental principles of genetics: variation, heredity, and interaction of genes, linkage, sex linkage, and mutation. Special emphasis given to breeding of farm crops and domestic animals. Laboratory includes demonstration of Mendelian ratios with field crops and Drosophila and an introduction to statistical methods as applied to agricultural research. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 or 1407 and junior classification. Lab fee $7.

AGRI 4090. Special Topics. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Deals with selected topics in agriculture or agribusiness. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, with a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

AGRI 4390. Special Topics. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Deals with selected topics in agriculture or agribusiness. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, with a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

AGRI 5385. Graduate Seminar for Agriculture and Environmental Science. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A graduate seminar with content varying according to the needs and experiences of students and the instructor of record. May be repeated for up to three hours credit as content varies. Credit for more than a combined total of 3 hours of AGRI 5385, ANSC 5385 or ENVS 5185 will not be granted. Prerequisites: Open to all students with graduate classification majoring in agriculture. Cross-listed with ENVS 5185 and ANSC 5385.

AGRI 5390. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Selected topics in agriculture offered as needed and dependent upon departmental, faculty, and student interests. May be repeated as topics vary. Instructor approval required prior to registration.

AGRI 5688. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Approved research methodology course and approval of instructor of record.