Course Descriptions

Agricultural Science
(faculty, see Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications)
(AGSC)

289. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Special topics in an identified area of agricultural science. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

291. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in agricultural science. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

301. Introduction to Agricultural Science Teaching. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Introduction to agricultural science teaching at the secondary level; an overview of preparing teachers for a changing world including knowledge of learners, subject matter and teaching within the context of agricultural science. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

325. Instructional Design in Agricultural Science. (1-2). Credit 2. I, II

Instructional design as it relates to teaching agricultural science, including topics on effective teaching, principles of learning, learning styles, lesson planning, instructional media and teaching methods. Prerequisites: AGSC 384; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

327. Program Planning in Teaching Agricultural Science. (1-2). Credit 2. I, II

Planning and supervising experiences and activities for students enrolled in secondary agricultural science programs. Prerequisites: AGSC 384; junior classification or approval of instructor.

380. Workshop in Agricultural Science. (4-0). Credit 1 to 4.

The study, understanding and solution of human-agricultural problems based on theory learned in the classroom, library, laboratory and fieldwork completed by individuals and teams. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

383. Teaching Agricultural Mechanics. (2-3). Credit 3.

Methods of teaching and motivating students in agricultural mechanics; designed for students preparing to teach agricultural science in Texas public schools. Prerequisite: AGSC 301.

384. Clinical Professional Experience in AGSC. (2-3). Credit 3.

Clinical field experience for students preparing to teach agricultural science in public schools of Texas; through first-hand observation, students will study learning theories, individual differences, teaching methods, classroom management, curriculum, school climate and culture, and teacher roles and responsibilities. Prerequisite: AGSC 301.

402. Designing Instruction for Secondary Agricultural Science Programs. (2-3). Credit 3.

Theory and practice in designing instruction for secondary agricultural science programs including effective planning and delivery methods; designed for students preparing to teach agricultural science in Texas public schools. Prerequisites: AGSC 384; concurrent enrollment in AGSC 405.

405. Facilitating Complete Secondary Agricultural Science Programs. (2-3). Credit 3.

Theory and practice in facilitating secondary agricultural science programs: includes classroom instruction, supervised experience, and youth leadership development; designed for students preparing to teach agricultural science in Texas public schools. Prerequisites: AGSC 384; concurrent enrollment in AGSC 402.

425. Learner Centered Instruction in Agricultural Science. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Preparing curriculum materials for secondary agricultural science and adult education programs. Prerequisites: AGSC 402, 405; senior classification; or approval of department head.

436. Professional Teaching Internship in AGSC. (2-12). Credit 6. I, II

Planning for and teaching secondary agricultural science in selected high schools in Texas; includes 12 weeks of professional teaching experience under the guidance of a university supervisor and a cooperating teacher in the school. Prerequisites: Senior classification; completion of the prerequisite sequence of professional courses in agricultural education; full admission into student teaching.

481. Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1. I, II

Review of current literature and research as related to program development in light of legislation and policies affecting education in agriculture. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

484. Field Experience. Credit 1 to 6 each semester. I, II, S

An on-the-job supervised experience program conducted in the area of the student’s specialization. Prerequisites: Senior classification; 2.0 GPR; approval of department head.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Special topics in an identified area of agricultural science. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

491. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in agricultural science. May be repeated 3 times for credit. Registration in multiple sections of this course are possible within a given semester provided that the per semester credit hour limit is not exceeded. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.

494. Internship. Credit 1 to 6. I, II, S

Supervised internship and independent study related to student’s professional interest. Prerequisites: AGSC 301; junior or senior classification; 2.0 GPR; approval of instructor.