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Courses from the Department of Agricultural Education

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AGED 105   Microcomputers in Agricultural
AGED 140US Leadership Dev For Agriculture
AGED 253 Ag Ed in Pub Schools
AGED 290R Undergraduate Research
AGED 291 Special Topics
AGED 292 Independent Study
AGED 294 Seminar
AGED 301 Rural Electrification
AGED 309 Phil & Prog in Extension
AGED 312R Communicating Agriculture
AGED 333 Construction Technology
AGED 353 Co-op Business Prin & Practice
AGED 397 Educational Methods in Ag
AGED 417 Food & Fiber System
AGED 462 Intl Extension Systems
AGED 463 Intl Ext Systems-Study Abroad
AGED 475 Professional Paper
AGED 482 Non Form Tchg Mthd Ag
AGED 490R Undergraduate Research
AGED 491 Special Topics
AGED 492 Independent Study
AGED 494 Seminar
AGED 498 Internship
AGED 506 Research Methods
AGED 507 Prog Plan & Evaluation
AGED 510 Ag Literacy in Mont Schools
AGED 562 Intern'tl Extension Systems
AGED 565 Grantseeking
AGED 575 Prof Paper & Project
AGED 589 Graduate Consultation
AGED 590 Master's Thesis
AGED 591 Special Topics
AGED 592 Independent Study
AGED 594 Seminar
AGED 598 Internship

AGTE 355 Power System Operational Cntrl

AGED 105 Microcomputers in Agricultural
Offered Spring Semesters
-- 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.

AGED 140US Leadership Dev For Agriculture
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- 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 Ag Ed in Pub Schools
Offered Spring Semesters
-- 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
Fall, Spring IND. May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

AGED 291 Special Topics
On Demand 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 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 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
Offered Spring Semesters
-- 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 Phil & Prog in Extension
Spring alternate years, to be offered odd years
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
Spring alternate years, to be offered even years
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
Offered Fall Semesters
-- 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 Co-op Business Prin & Practice
Offered Fall Semesters
-- 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 Ag
Offered Fall Semesters
COREQUISITE: To be taken concurrently with EDU 497.
-- Provides additional experience in planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons in agricultural education.

AGED 417 Food & Fiber System
Offered Spring Semesters
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 Intl Extension Systems
Offered Spring Semesters
-- 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 Intl Ext Systems-Study Abroad
Offered Spring Semesters
-- 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 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 Form Tchg Mthd Ag
Offered Fall Semesters
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
Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity 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
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
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

AGED 494 Seminar
On Demand
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 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
Offered Fall Semesters
-- Principles and techniques of research appropriate for planning, conducting and reporting agricultural and extension education research.

AGED 507 Prog Plan & Evaluation
Spring, Summer Semesters
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 Ag Literacy in Mont Schools
Summer, 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 Intern'tl Extension Systems
Offered Spring Semesters
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 565 Grant seeking
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Admittance into the AgEd Master's program, good writing skills, ability to learn online using a self-directed approach.
--The course will teach students about external funding proposal development for foundation and government agencies. Students will learn to conceptualize projects, identify funding sources, and develop proposals that follow RFP guidelines including a literature review, need for the project, approach, timeline and budget. Students are required to research a project, identify a proposal for the project, and write a 5-page funding proposal for the project.

AGED 575 Prof Paper & Project
On Demand 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
Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters 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
Spring, Fall, Summer
PREREQUISITE: Master's Standing.

AGED 591 Special Topics
On Demand
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
Spring, Fall, Summer
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
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
Spring, Fall, Summer
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.


AGTE 355 Power System Operational Cntrl
Fall
-- A study of internal combustion engine systems and the electronic control of these systems. Emphasis on power service, fuel, electrical, ignition, and emission systems used on modern engines. Lab activities include testing, adjusting, and servicing the various systems.

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