AGRO 596: Individual Studies

1–9 credit course. Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. 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.

ANSC 100: Introduction to Animal Industries (GN)

3 credit course. Offered Spring (Digital Learning Cooperative), Summer, and Fall. This course will introduce students to the breadth and scope of animal agriculture in North America with an emphasis on food-producing animals.

CEDEV 500: Community and Economic Development: Theory and Practice

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Fall. Understanding theories, concepts, and frameworks of community and economic development and community decision-making models in application to community development practice and issues.

CEDEV 505: Leadership Development

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.

CEDEV 567: Resilient Communities and Ecosystems

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 the long-term community and economic development trajectories across multiple scales.

CEDEV 580: Research Application and Practice

3 credit course. This 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 their required master's paper.

CEDEV 596: Individual Studies

1–6 credit course. Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. Creative projects, including non-thesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

ENT 317: Turfgrass Insect Pest Management

3 credit course. Offered Fall and (Summer, odd years). Introduces students to a thorough understanding of insects and their relatives, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and control strategies.

FDSC 403: Sensory Data Collection & Analysis

3 credit course. Offered Summer. The field of Sensory and Consumer Science is primarily focused on responses of consumers to food products and non-food fast-moving consumer goods (e.g., shampoo). These responses may be sensory/perceptual (i.e., how sweet, how bitter, how smooth) or affective (i.e., liking/preference), with the assumption that the former generally drives the later. Numerous tools have been developed by sensory practitioners over the last 70 years, with additional influences from experimental psychology. The course also addresses contemporary research on pedagogy that indicates applied statistics are best taught in context to the field in which students will apply the statistical concepts. Here, students will gain practice applying introductory statistical topics (t-tests, Analysis of Variance, etc.) to sensory and consumer data collected from human participants.

HORT 101: Horticultural Science

3 credit course. Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. Introduction to horticulture with an emphasis on plant domestication, morphology, classification, world food crops, commodities, gardens, propagation, and agrochemicals.

SOILS 101: Introductory Soil Science (GN)

3 credit course. Offered Summer (World Campus) and Fall (World Campus and Digital Learning Cooperative). Introduces students to the variety and complexity of soils on a local, national, and international scale. The students learn to identify the physical, chemical, and biological properties and processes of soils and relate these to the way that societies use and abuse soils.

TURF 230: Turfgrass Pesticides

1 credit course. Offered Spring and Fall. Covers chemical toxicity, formulations, environmental fate, labels, MSDS, calibration, IPM, safety, handling, storage, and Pennsylvania certification and regulations.

TURF 238: Turf and Ornamental Weed Control

3 credit course. Offered Spring and (Summer, even years). Introduces the development of integrated weed management strategies utilizing a variety of cultural and chemical methods.

TURF 295: Internship

3 credit course. Offered Summer and Fall. Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required. Due to the requirements of internship providers to adhere to CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19 and Penn State's policy to grant permission to complete on-site internships, the TURF program requests that students register for TURF 295 for FA20 by August 7. This will allow enough time for students to complete the necessary forms and for permission to be granted by Penn State for students to complete internships for credit.

TURF 434: Turfgrass Edaphology

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Summer. Students will learn to interpret soil physical results using the United States Golf Associated specifications for greens construction, evaluate and manipulate the physical properties of a soil in order to provide a quality turfgrass stand under varying conditions, and more.

TURF 495: Internship

3 credit course. Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required. Due to the requirements of internship providers to adhere to CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19 and Penn State's policy to grant permission to complete on-site internships, the TURF program requests that students register for TURF 495 for FA20 by August 7. This will allow enough time for students to complete the necessary forms and for permission to be granted by Penn State for students to complete internships for credit.