ABE 888: Conversion Technologies for Bioenergy Production

3 credit course. Offered Fall. This course provides an understanding of conversions of raw agricultural materials into bioenergy with a focus on liquid biofuels. This course presents in-depth coverage of chemical, biochemical, and thermo-chemical conversion technologies for the production of bioenergy as well as the separation of bioenergy compounds from the mixture. Each part of this course is unique within itself and covers different aspects of conversion technologies for the production of bioenergy from biomass.

AGBIO 520: Agricultural Biosecurity: Protecting a Key Infrastructure

3 credit course. Offered Fall. 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 from the instructor.

AGBIO 521: Food Defense: Prevention Planning for Food Processors

3 credit course. Offered Fall. 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.

AGBIO 594: Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Capstone Experience

1–15 credit course. This course is comprised of supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

AGBM 200: Introduction to Agricultural Business Management

3 credit course. Offered Spring and 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.

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.

AGRO 851: Applied Plant Population Biology

3 credit course. Offered Fall, odd years. Lectures and exercises designed to develop student competency in plant selection to promote ecological diversity and genetically superior plants.

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.

ANSC 215: Pets in Society (GS)

3 credit course. Offered Summer and Fall. This course 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).

CEDEV 430: Principles of Local Economic Development

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Fall. Concepts, strategies, and techniques of local economic analysis, planning, and development; and decision-making exercises.

CEDEV 452: Community Structure, Processes and Capacity

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Fall. Social organization, processes, and change in communities; use of sociological principles in the analysis of community problems and development.

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 509: Population, Land Use, and Municipal Finance

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Fall. This course 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.

CEDEV 550: Principles and Practices of Planning

3 credit course. This course is an overview of the field of planning. It examines the history of planning and the theories behind it, and the corresponding roles that planners can play in their communities. It establishes the legal framework for planning as a profession and examines landmark legal cases involving planning and its tools. It then looks at the different types and levels of planning and examines the process of planning, what data needs to be collected, how a comprehensive plan is made and implemented, and who planners must interact with, in the course of doing their job. Finally, the course reviews the current issues in planning, such as smart growth, new urbanism, and sustainability. Throughout, the course attempts to emphasize both the positive and negative impacts of planning.

CEDEV 575: Methods and Techniques for Community and Economic Development

3 credit course. Offered Spring and 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.

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 202: The Insect Connection (GN)

3 credit course. Offered Spring and 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.

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.

PPEM 300: Horticultural Crop Diseases

3 credit course. Offered Fall. This course provides an introduction to plant pathology. Diseases of horticultural crops are examined stressing their cause, diagnosis, control and the roles they play in national and international trade and bio-security. The biology of plant diseases involving a broad range of biotic and abiotic plant pathogens will be discussed.

PPEM 412: Turfgrass Disease Management

3 credit course. Offered Fall. This course provides an introduction to concepts of disease processes in plants and biology of plant pathogens, environmental and cultural management factors influencing disease development, and integrated turfgrass disease management practices for root and foliar disease.

SOILS 101: Introductory Soils (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 235: Turfgrass

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

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.

TURF 436W: Turfgrass Management Systems

3 credit course. Offered Fall. Case study and discussion considering integrated management of selected turfgrass sites; emphasis on problem analysis, principle application, and decision making.

TURF 490: Colloquium

1 credit course. Offered Fall. Oral presentations developed by students in consultation with the course instructor.

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.

TURF 853: Interpretation of Turfgrass Scientific Literature

3 credit course. Offered Fall, even years. 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.