Description: Agricultural and natural resource systems. The interrelationship and the impact of increased human involvement on these systems.
Description: Application of biotechnology to genetically engineer, identify, select or propagate microbes, plants or animals. Scientists who use biotechnology to solve problems with the environment, with our food system, or with human health.
Description: Introduction to the Justin Smith Morrill Scholars Program. Discussion of critical issues facing society with an emphasis on food, agriculture, natural resources, and rural landscapes. Strategies to develop and implement issue-based civic engagement activities. Discussion of the Morrill Land-Grants Acts and the life and accomplishments of Justin Smith Morrill.
Description: Overview of pesticide uses and alternatives that influence the management of pest populations. Factors that must be considered in making decisions to utilize pesticides, including state and federal legal requirements. Completion of course will satisfy state and federal requirements for certification of private applicators applying "restricted use pesticides." Two field trips.
Description: For Applied Science students to select an appropriate internship, formulate career goals, develop a resume, and improve academic success skills.
Description: Overview of global relationships in agriculture and natural resources that affect Nebraska, the United States, and the world. Emphasis on gaining perspectives of the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political issues impacting the world food system.
Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program.
Description: Preparation for conducting an undergraduate project to be used for an Honors or undergraduate thesis. Students explore philosophical aspects of scientific inquiry, including history, the scientific method, and ethics in science. Topics such as individual approaches to research, the selection of projects, time commitments and sources of funding for scholarly work presented by University faculty.
Description: Individual or group educational experience combining classroom lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with tours to broaden the student's knowledge of specific aspects of agriculture in some foreign country. Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus study is at the discretion of the instructor.
Description: Individual or group educational experience combining classroom lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with off-campus tours to broaden the student's knowledge of specific aspects of US agriculture. Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus study is at the discretion of the instructor.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior class standing.
Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
Description: Efficient job-hunting. Resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, and dining etiquette.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRI 395
Description: Forum for the exchange of current information on rural issues and agricultural ethics. Includes guest speakers, film documentaries, group discussions, and panel discussions.
Prerequisites: AGRI 388
Description: Provides Bachelor of Applied Science students academic credit for advanced work experiences in their area of specialization. Students are required to complete academic assignments such as a weekly journal, discussion and writing assignments in addition to their field-based responsibilities. This course takes place in a mentored, supervised setting and requires prior approval by the instructor.
Prerequisites: Junior standing. AGRI/NRES 388 recommended.
Description: Job satisfaction, advancement strategies, benefits, and relocation.
Offered fully online.
Description: Examination of the global issue of the impact of invasive pests on international trade, food production, and ability to feed increasing populations in the future. Focus on how local changes have biological, economic and social consequences at the global level and impact sustainability. Covers pest introductions and pathways, impact on global agriculture and trade, principles and practices in agricultural pest risk analysis and international cooperation.
Prerequisites: Senior standing; completion of applied science degree core requirements.
Description: Application and integration of scientific principles and knowledge gained from courses, peer to peer and student to faculty discussions, internships, and other aspects of the applied science degree program.
Description: The dynamics of undergraduate student learning. Begin to develop the reflective practice of progressive instructional improvement. Interpreting improved educational outcomes in terms of the ability of the instructor to manipulate undergraduate student interactions with instructional materials in an active learning environment.
Prerequisites: Advanced approval of the plan of work and permission.
Description: Individual or group projects in activities such as research, literature review, extension of course work, or preparation of teaching materials.