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AE 212 Introduction to Agricultural Education
(2 credits - Fall)

The foundations of agricultural education are explored in this course. The effects that developments and research in teaching and agriculture have on curriculum and the role of the teacher are studied. Students are introduced to the "Teacher as Effective Steward" model and encouraged to develop their own philosophy of agricultural education in response to that model.
This course must be taken before the junior year.

AE 296 Sophomore Practicum for Agricultural Education
(1 credit - Fall, Spring)

Students will do at least 30 hours of observation and participation with a middle school or high school agricultural education program. Reflections related to these classroom experiences will be required.
Prerequisites: AE 212 or ED 236 or SE 232 or concurrent

AE 311 Early Adolescent Curriculum and Methodology for Agricultural Education
(3 credits - Fall)

This course, first in a sequence of secondary methods courses, addresses adolescent development along with an introduction to middle school philosophy and curriculum. The course provides the context for developing instructional strategy, assessment forms and techniques for enhancing middles school agricultural education programs. A 30-hour field experience is required.
Prerequisites: ED 236 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program

AE 320 Adolescent Curriculum and Methodology for Agricultural Education
(3 credits - Spring)

This course gives the secondary education candidate experience developing instructional strategies appropriate for high school agricultural education curriculum with an emphasis on performance based learning and assessment. In addition, classroom management, student learning style, writing across the curriculum, along with further exploration of cultural proficiency will be addressed.
Prerequisites: AE 311 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program

AG 111 Introduction to Agriculture
(3 credits - Fall)

A broad survey of foundational topics in agriculture: the history of agriculture, soil science, crop science and cropping systems, animal science and animal production, ag career readiness, current issues in agriculture, and principles of Christian stewardship of agricultural resources. Weekly field trips to various farms and agribusinesses are a key feature.

AG 117 Introduction to Horticulture
(3 credits - Spring)

This course presents an overview of horticulture emphasizing the basic concepts of plant identification, production, and uses.
This is a concurrent course offered at Huntington North High School.

AG 121 Welding
(3 credits - Spring)

Emphasizes gaining a basic level of proficiency in a variety of common welding processes. Blueprint reading, welding safety, terminology and quality control.

AG 131 Construction and Maintenance
(3 credits - Fall)

Experiential learning of basic construction and maintenance skills and practical knowledge. Safety, careers, mechanical power system (engines and hydraulics), construction materials and structures, electrical and plumbing for typical home and agricultural structures.

AG 141 Agricultural Machinery Operation and Safety
(2 credits - Spring)

Principles and practical knowledge required for the operation of farm equipment typically used in modern agriculture. Procedures for safe operation of farm equipment. Principles and operational knowledge of precision agricultural equipment. Technological advances in agricultural production.

AG 195 Job Shadow in Agricultural Studies
(1 to 2 credits - Fall, January, Spring, Summer)

Students observe the daily routines and activities of employed professionals and see how skills and knowledge acquired in class are applied in the agriculture field.
Prerequisite: Consent

AG 221 Crop Science and Agronomy
(3 credits - Spring)

Crop science focuses on understanding plan structure, function, biochemistry, growth, development, and reproduction, while agronomy integrates crop and soil science to gain understanding of crop production and management. Additional topics include production of the specific crops of Indiana and the world, as well as the role of biotechnology, crop breeding, and organic agriculture in modern crop production. This course includes a lab component.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 221L.
Prerequisite: AG 111

AG 221L Laboratory for Crop Science and Agronomy
(1 credit - Spring)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 221.

AG 231 Animal Science
(3 credits - Spring)

The history, physiology, anatomy, breeding, nutritional needs and products of farm animals will be discussed. The primary focus is on cattle, sheep, poultry and swine. This course will have a lab component.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 231L.
Prerequisite: AG 111

AG 231L Laboratory for Animal Science
(1 credit - Spring)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 231.

AG 241 Agroecology
(3 credits - Fall Even Years)

This course introduces students to the principles of agricultural ecology, emphasizing the role of Christian stewardship of natural resources in farming in agribusiness. Topics covered include the development of agroecology systems, soil conservation, ecological disturbance, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, energy-efficient techniques, integration of technology and challenges to sustainable agricultural practices in developed and developing countries.
Prerequisite: AG 111

AG 251 Food Science
(3 credits - Spring Odd Years)

Chemistry, microbiology and processing of foods. Food additives, food safety and biotechnology of foods. Regulatory aspects of food processing, quality, safety and labeling. Manufacturing practices to ensure food quality and safety.
Identical with BI 251.
Prerequisite: CH 141/L or 161/L

AG 311 Precision Agriculture Basics
(3 credits - Fall Even Years)

This course introduces the concepts and principles of precision agriculture, focusing on how data describing variability within agricultural fields are collected, compiled, and mapped. Practical applications covered will include using precision ag hardware, software, and field equipment to improve the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of farming.
Prerequisite: MA 151

AG 322 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
(3 credits - Fall Odd Years)

Structure and function of animal body systems, with reference to farm animals. Includes tissues, organs and systems and their physiological functions. Tissue and organ systems covered include blood, nervous, sensory, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, reproductive and lactation.
Identical with BI 322. Must be taken concurrently with AG 322L.
Prerequisite: AG 231/L

AG 322L Laboratory for Animal Anatomy and Physiology
(1 credit - Fall Odd Years)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Identical with BI 322L. Must be taken concurrently with AG 322.

AG 323 Animal Health and Disease
(3 credits - Fall Odd Years)

Maintaining the health of farm animals through an understanding of diseases caused or influenced by pathogens, inadequate nutrition or environmental hazards. Management of animal diseases that affect humans. Animal welfare and ethical issues in managing animals.
Identical with BI 323.
Prerequisite: AG 231/L

AG 325 Livestock Management and Production
(3 credits - Fall Even Years)

Management practices essential for the production of various farm animal species. Topics will include general health, nutrition, handling, and husbandry. This course includes a lab component.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 325L.
Prerequisite: AG 231/L

AG 325L Laboratory for Livestock Management and Production
(1 credit - Fall Even Years)

This laboratory component will provide hands-on animal production experience. Various animal production operations will be visited as part of the course.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 325.

AG 331 Soil Science
(3 credits - Fall Even Years)

A comprehensive introduction to the field of soil science, covering soil physical, chemical, and biological properties; soil formation and classification; and soil conversation and management. Environmental sustainability, efficient food production, and soil health are overarching themes. This course includes a lab component.
Identical with ES 331. Must be taken concurrently with AG 331L.
Prerequisite: AG 221/L recommended

AG 331L Laboratory for Soil Science
(1 credit - Fall Even Years)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Identical with ES 331L. Must be taken concurrently with AG 331.

AG 335 Crop Health and Pest Management
(3 credits - Spring Even Years)

Diseases, insects and weeds that affect crop plants. Emphasis on integrated pest management strategies to maintain crop health, including chemical, biological, cultural and biotechnological control methods.
Prerequisite: AG 221/L

AG 341 Crop Production
(3 credits - Fall Odd Years)

This course focuses on the production of grain, forage and biofuel crops in the Midwest. Students examine new and innovative crop production strategies that promote sustainable agricultural practices. Challenges to crop production in the Midwest are examined in detail, including planting strategies, pest control, plant nutrition, harvesting techniques and the influence of markets and government policies. This course includes a lab component.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 341L.
Prerequisite: AG 221/L

AG 341L Laboratory for Crop Production
(1 credit - Fall Odd Years)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 341.

AG 351 Nutrition of Farm Animals
(3 credits - Spring Even Years)

The composition, nutritional value, relative quality and cost of food for animals will be discussed. This course includes a lab component.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 351L.
Prerequisite: AG 231/L

AG 351L Laboratory for Nutrition of Farm Animals
(1 credit - Spring Even Years)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 351.

AG 361 Plant Breeding
(3 credits - Spring Odd Years)

This course focuses on traditional breeding and modern molecular techniques used to improve the productivity, disease resistance and stress tolerance of crop plants. Central topics include the genetic and phenotypic variation in crop plants, how such variation is produced and controlled in developing new varieties and hybrids, and the maintenance of high quality plant stocks. This course includes a lab component.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 361L.
Prerequisites: AG 221/L and BI 321/L

AG 361L Laboratory for Plant Breeding
(1 credit - Spring Odd Years)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Must be taken concurrently with AG 361.

AG 365 Reproduction and Breeding of Farm Animals
(3 credits - Spring Odd Years)

Fundamental physiological processes of reproduction in farm animals. Male and female reproductive systems and function, endocrine relationships, fertility and factors affecting reproductive efficiency. Current methods used in managing farm animal reproduction, including artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Population and quantitative genetics as they relate to animal breeding and mating systems used for the improvement of various livestock/farm animal species and breeds.
Identical with BI 365. Must be taken concurrently with AG 365L.
Prerequisites: AG 231/L, 322/L and BI 321/L

AG 365L Laboratory for Reproduction and Breeding of Farm Animals
(1 credit - Spring Odd Years)

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations which support, extend, or complement the concepts presented in the lecture course.
Identical with BI 365L. Must be taken concurrently with AG 365.

AG 373 Animal Growth and Development
(3 credits - Fall Even Years)

Overview of how cell types differentiate, how tissues develop, and how bodies grow throughout the lifespan of mammals, bird, etc. Changes during prenatal and postnatal growth and development will be discussed. This course does not include a lab component.
Identical with BI 373.
Prerequisite: BI 161/L

AG 395 Practicum in Agricultural Studies
(1 to 3 credits - Fall, January, Spring, Summer)

Practicum in some aspect of agriculture designed to give student practical, directed experience.
Prerequisite: Consent

AG 490 Independent Study
(1 to 4 credits - Fall, January, Spring, Summer)

A study or a research project related to agriculture, the subject of which will be determined by the instructor according to student interest.
Prerequisite: Consent

AG 495 Internship in Agricultural Studies
(2 to 4 credits - Fall, January, Spring, Summer)

Students will work with an organization in the community to obtain experience in the field of agriculture. The internship should be in the area of the student's chosen major.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and agricultural studies major

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