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MSU 2010-2012 Catalog > Agricultural Education Courses

AGED
Agricultural Education


AGED 105   MICROCOMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE

AGED 140US LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR AGRICULTURE

AGED 253   AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

AGED 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

AGED 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

AGED 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

AGED 294   SEMINAR

AGED 301   RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

AGED 309   PHILOSOPHY AND PROGRAMS IN EXTENSION

AGED 312R  COMMUNICATING AGRICULTURE TO THE PUBLIC

AGED 333   CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

AGED 353   COOPERATIVE BUSINESS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

AGED 397   EDUCATIONAL METHODS IN AGRICULTURE

AGED 417   CRITICAL THINKING FOR THE FOOD AND FIBER SYSTEM

AGED 462   INTERNATIONAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS

AGED 463   INTERNATIONAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS--STUDY ABROAD

AGED 475   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

AGED 482   NON FORMAL TEACHING METHODS IN AGRICULTURE

AGED 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

AGED 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

AGED 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

AGED 494   SEMINAR

AGED 498   INTERNSHIP

AGED 506   RESEARCH METHODS

AGED 507   PROGRAM PLANNING & EVALUATION

AGED 510   THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION:AGRICULTURAL LITERACY IN MONTANA SCHOOLS

AGED 562   INTERNATIONAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS

AGED 575   PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH PAPER

AGED 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

AGED 590   MASTER'S THESIS

AGED 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

AGED 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

AGED 594   SEMINAR

AGED 598   INTERNSHIP

AGED 105 MICROCOMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE
S 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
-- Utilizing and selecting microcomputer software for the broad field of agriculture. Decision aid software, spreadsheets, database, telecommunication and financial records are emphasized. Application of computers to control, monitor, and calibrate devices in addition to aiding management decisions. IBM

AGED 140US LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR AGRICULTURE
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- Process of developing and managing individuals by providing leadership and guidance at all levels of personnel development. Self concepts developed through situational leadership and management, principles of people management, goal setting, and belief systems. Collaborative learning and field experience utilized.

AGED 253 AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Establish a philosophy of agricultural education at the secondary, middle school, and elementary level. Instructional content in agricultural science, mechanics, and leadership will be identified. Principles needed in developing agricultural experiences associated with agricultural education will be presented.

AGED 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND. May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

AGED 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

AGED 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

AGED 294 SEMINAR
On Demand 1-2 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- Topics offered at the lower division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material. (Freshman and Sophomore students only.)

AGED 301 RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- This course will cover the basic wiring requirements for farm buildings and agricultural electrical motors. An emphasis is placed on application and trouble shooting. Alternative power generation methods are also discussed.

AGED 309 PHILOSOPHY AND PROGRAMS IN EXTENSION
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 223.
-- Designed to introduce prospective county extension educators to fundamental philosophy, activities, and educational and planning methods under girding the Cooperative Extension Service. Identification of educational and program needs in order to provide instructional programs for rural and urban youth and adults.

AGED 312R COMMUNICATING AGRICULTURE
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: AGED 140, and WRIT 101W.
-- Designed to serve students in Agricultural Education, Relations Option and related fields, or any agricultural student who may have a communication component as part of their career.

AGED 333 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
-- Various construction systems that are used to construct structures on site. Includes all aspects of the construction industry such as basic planning, materials, estimating, building techniques, managing, and the actual construction of building projects.

AGED 353 COOPERATIVE BUSINESS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
F 3 cr. 3 LEC
-- The course will acquaint students with cooperatives and the cooperative way of doing business. Students will learn the role of cooperatives in marketing, bargaining, purchasing, and service. Cooperative business decision making will be emphasized throughout the course.

AGED 397 EDUCATIONAL METHODS IN AGRICULTURE
F 1 cr. LAB 1
COREQUISITE: To be taken concurrently with EDU 497.
-- Provides additional experience in planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons in agricultural education.

AGED 417 CRITICAL THINKING FOR THE FOOD AND FIBER SYSTEM
S 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in AGED.
-- Senior capstone course. Following an overview of current food and fiber system issues related to Montana, teams of students will select a problem to analyze, and will propose solutions to solve the problem. Application of prior knowledge, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills are required.

AGED 462 INTERNATIONAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Senior capstone course. Focuses on a broad range of extension education topic areas that impact agriculture and rural community development. The primary purpose is to further students' understanding about extension systems influence on agricultural and rural development in the world.

AGED 463 INTERNATIONAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS--STUDY ABROAD
S 1 cr. SEM 1
-- Optional one-credit study abroad component to accompany AGED 462. Students must be enrolled in AGED 462 in the same semester.

AGED 475 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

AGED 482 NON FORMAL TEACHING METHODS IN AGRICULTURE
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- Non-Formal Teaching Methods in Agricultural is a course designed for senior and graduate level students in Agricultural Relations and other majors who will be designing, implementing and evaluating learning through Cooperative Extension and/or other careers. Graduate teaching assistants may also take this course to aid in developing their teaching skills. The course covers theories, principles and practices associated with effective non-formal teaching and learning for adult education as well as non-adult educational settings such as 4-H meetings, conferences, and conventions. The lab provides additional experience in planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons/seminars in the non-formal educational setting.

AGED 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

AGED 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

AGED 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

AGED 494 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 - 2 cr. SEM Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering and consent of instructor.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

AGED 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 8cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field of Agricultural Education.

AGED 506 RESEARCH METHODS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Principles and techniques of research appropriate for planning, conducting and reporting agricultural and extension education research.

AGED 507 PROGRAM PLANNING & EVALUATION
S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A study of the literature on specific facets of program planning and evaluation applicable to agricultural and extension education. Application of program planning and evaluation concepts through individual and class projects.

AGED 510 THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION:AGRICULTURAL LITERACY IN MONTANA SCHOOLS
Su 2 cr. LEC 2 Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Montana Teacher Certification.
-- Integrating factual and scientific educational material from all areas of agriscience into the Montana elementary and middle school curriculum.

AGED 562 INTERNATIONAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
-- This course focuses on a broad range of extension education topic areas which impact agriculture and rural community development. The primary purpose is to further students' understanding about extension systems influence on agricultural and rural development in the world. An analysis of case studies in International Extension will be a focus of this graduate course.

AGED 575 PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH PAPER
On Demand 1-4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student, the major advisor, and graduate committee.

AGED 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis, if on a thesis plan), but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

AGED 590 MASTER'S THESIS
S,F,SU 1-10 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Master's Standing.

AGED 591 SPECAIL TOPICS
On Demand 1-4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

AGED 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
S,F,SU 1-6 cr. IND 1-6
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Direct research and study on an individual basis.

AGED 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and present discussion material.

AGED 598 INTERNSHIP
S,F,SU 2-12 cr. IND 2-12
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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