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Spring Courses

3 Credit Course. This course is the “capstone” final project course for students in the Master’s of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems. It should be taken at or near the end of the student’s degree program and may not be taken prior to enrolling in (and ideally completing) all other “core” courses in the degree.

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. Offered Spring. This course provides knowledge of diagnostic and surveillance systems used to detect infectious diseases and protect against animal agricultural biological attack.

3 credit course. Offered Spring. This course provides knowledge of plant biosecurity, plant disease, regulations, and technologies using case study examples.

3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Principles of business management are provided using a variety of examples from industries in agribusiness, which offer real world experiences. Exploring the institutions and issues, such as food safety and biotechnology, that are unique to managers in the agribusiness sector is emphasized.

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 Summer/Fall. Provides information that will be used to make informed decisions about pet ownership, pet care, controversial legal issues, and societal responsibilities. Satisfies General Education - Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS).

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. 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, Summer and 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/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.

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. This course offers theoretical and practice background that provides the capacity to analyze and scrutinize some of the most chronic developmental problems of the twenty-first century and to provide participants with the practical skills to provide resolution along a wide spectrum of critical policy areas.

3 credit course. Offered Spring/Fall. This course is designed for non-science majors who have no science background, thus, there are no course prerequisites. The amazing world of insects and how they interact with humans is the focus of the course. Materials are presented in a multi-media format, including several videos. There are 24 lessons with weekly quizzes, a midterm and a final exam. Students will complete a writing assignment involving summarizing and critically analyzing a current news story in the popular press about insects.

3 credit course. Offered Spring. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics, production, and improvement of plants as feedstocks for conversion to energy. Prerequisite: ABE 884.

3 Credit Course. Offered Spring, Summer & Fall. Introduction to horticulture with emphasis on plant domestication, morphology, classification, world food crops, commodities, gardens, propagation, and agrochemicals. Prerequisites: None.

3 Credit Course. Offered Spring/Fall. Characterization of the primary plant species used for sports, lawn and utility turf; includes turfgrass morphology, environmental adaptation, and cultural requirements.