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AGEC
Agricultural Economics


AGEC 210IS THE ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

AGEC 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

AGEC 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

AGEC 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

AGEC 315   AGRICULTURAL IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

AGEC 321   ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL MARKETING

AGEC 337   AGRICULTURAL LAW

AGEC 341   FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT

AGEC 345   AGRICULTURAL FINANCE & CREDIT ANALYSIS

AGEC 394   SEMINAR

AGEC 421   ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL MARKETING

AGEC 445   AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

AGEC 451RS ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY

AGEC 467   QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS

AGEC 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

AGEC 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

AGEC 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

AGEC 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

AGEC 590   MASTER'S THESIS

AGEC 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

AGEC 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY


AGEC 210IS THE ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101.
-- This course provides an introduction to marketing, trade, risk, strategic, resource, and financial management of farms/ranches and agribusiness firms in the domestic and global economy. Basic economic principles will be applied to farm/ranch and agribusiness management, marketing, and international agricultural trade issues.

AGEC 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 8 IND
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101 and consent of instructor.
-- Intended for lower division undergraduate research/undergraduate scholars program. The student will work closely with the supervising faculty. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

AGEC 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- 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.

AGEC 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.

AGEC 315 AGRICULTURE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
S to be offered alternate years, 2010 3 cr. Lec 2 SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204 or BIOB 110 or ANSC 262 and consent of instructor.
-- The primary goal of this course is to provide students with an integrated view of the science, technology, production practices, product handling, product marketing system, and end uses for agricultural products produced in Montana.

AGEC 321 ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204 or ECNS 251.
-- Issues in marketing agricultural products and the economic principles that assist in analysis of these issues. Factors affecting market prices, and topics associated with methods of marketing are considered. Emphasis on Montana products.

AGEC 337 AGRICULTURAL LAW
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- Application of general principles of law to ownership and operation of farming business and its relationship with other agribusiness firms, government agencies and people.

AGEC 341 FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204 or ECNS 251 and ECNS 309.
-- Basic tools of economic decision making useful to farm and ranch managers are examined.

AGEC 345 AGRICULTURAL FINANCE & CREDIT ANALYSIS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204 or ECNS 251.
-- Alternatives available to farmers for acquiring and maintaining control over resources used in agriculture production. Emphasis is on the management of cash, credit, debt, taxes, and interest in relation to agricultural price levels and general economic conditions. Cross-listed with ECNS 345.

AGEC 394 SEMINAR
F,S 1 - 2 cr. SEM 1 - 2
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- Current agricultural problems and writings of people in the profession. Topics vary each semester; check with the department before registering.

AGEC 421 ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
S, to be offered alternate years, starting 2012 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: AGEC 321.
-- Economic analysis of current issues in agricultural marketing including market structure, risk, and efficiency; commodity promotion; futures and options markets; price forecasting; and retained ownership options.

AGEC 445 AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
S, to be offered alternate years, starting 2011 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 301, STAT 216, and either AGEC 345 or FIN 352.
-- Senior capstone course. Students are expected to use tools and concepts developed in earlier course work to address typical problems faced by agribusiness and agricultural producers. Case studies modified from actual situations are used extensively.

AGEC 451RS ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 301.
-- Senior capstone course. Consideration of the economic problems of American agriculture and of alternative solutions. Rigorous analysis of the causes and consequences of government programs (both past and present) on consumers, producers, and taxpayers.

AGEC 467 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 301, M 221 and approval of instructor.
-- Static and dynamic optimization models in economics. Nonlinear and dynamic programming models are introduced. Emphasis on formulating economic and management problems in terms of quantitative models.

AGEC 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 8 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204, junior standing, and approval of instructor.
-- Intended for upper division undergraduate research/undergraduate scholars program. The student will work closely with the supervising faculty. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

AGEC 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. LEC Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites are dependent on the 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.

AGEC 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.

AGEC 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.

AGEC 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

AGEC 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. LEC 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.

AGEC 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

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