Graduate Programs & Courses
Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense
3 credit course. This course will explore intentional and unintentional threats to the agriculture-food system, history and current approaches for safeguarding this key infrastructure. Prerequisite: HLS/PHP 510 or permission of the instructor
3 credit course. The goal of this course is to provide food industry professionals with information to assist them in recognizing and applying measures to prevent intentional contamination of the food supply.
1-15 credit course. This course is comprised of supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
3 credit course. This course provides knowledge of diagnostic and surveillance systems used to detect infectious diseases and protect against animal agricultural biological attack.
3 credit course. This course provides knowledge of plant biosecurity, plant disease, regulations, and technologies using case study examples.
This course in Individual Studies in Agronomy is for students who will be working on their capstone project with their adviser. It is based on creative projects, including non-thesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
3 credit course. Offered fall. Lectures and exercises designed to develop student competency in plant selection to promote ecological diversity and genetically superior plants.
Applied Youth Family And Community Education
3 Credit Course. Background, intervention strategies, and issues related to developing intergenerational programs and practices aimed at addressing vital social and community issues.
3 Credit Course. New - Fall 2013. In the coming decades biomass will play an increasing role in satisfying society’s energy and material needs, providing a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. This course will cover the fundamental theories and applied technologies used in production and conversion of biomass into transportation fuels, heat, power, electricity, chemicals and other value-added products.
3 Credit Course. This course covers biomass handling options and relevant cost analysis, engineering principles of field equipment, practical methods of evaluation and testing, field performance of machine systems for biomass harvesting and handling operations, selection and management of field machine systems with efficiency and sustainability considerations. Prerequisite: ABE 884.
3 credit course. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics, production, and improvement of plants as feedstocks for conversion to energy. Prerequisite: 3.0 or more credits of undergraduate coursework in biology, forestry, agronomy or plant science.
Community and Economic Development
3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Concepts, strategies, and techniques of local economic analysis, planning and development; and decision making exercises.
3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Social organization, processes and change in communities; use of sociological principles in analysis of community problems and development.
3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Understanding theories, concepts, and frameworks of community and economic development and community decision-making models in application to community development practice and issues.
3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. This course introduces students to the four basic elements of leadership: personal, interpersonal, group/organization, and community.
3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Provides a multidimensional overview of three key aspects of community and economic development. Population - the people. Land Use - the place. Municipal finance - the things they do there.
3 Credit Course. offered Spring semesters. Principles, Policy, and Practice: Understanding principles and strategies of regional growth and development, focusing on challenges to theory, policy, and practice, emphasizing change in metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas. Prerequisites: CEDEV 430 and 500 or permission from instructor
3 Credit Course. This is an optional course for the Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development. It provides a foundation in the connections between communities and their local environments, the institutional barriers and boundaries that guide these relationships, and how both work together in impacting long-term community and economic development trajectories across multiple scales.
3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Typical topics include several methods and techniques in these areas: general community assessment techniques, specialized techniques for community and economic development, and leadership and process skills.
1 to 6 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Summer/Fall. Creative projects, including non-thesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
3 credit course. Course provides essential information for the process of writing and developing a framework for students to apply, integrate, and practice the theories, concepts, and methods from the CEDEV curriculum in developing the topic, outline and literature review for the students’ required Master’s papers.
3 credit course. Offered spring. Lectures, reading assignments, and problems designed to develop student competency in plant physiology as it relates to turfgrass management strategies.
3 credit course. Offered spring. Lectures and exercises designed to develop student competency in solving turfgrass pest problems, as well as disease resistance in turfgrass.
3 credit course. Offered Fall. This course will provide an introduction to literature search in turfgrass management, identification of most pertinent peer-reviewed journals for each area of interest/specialty in turfgrass management, and utilization of other resources.