ALEC101
Mechanical Drafting

Description: Develop expertise in the use of drafting equipment, geometric construction, orthographic projections, dimensioning, and the application of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 122; ALEC 303; ALEC 346

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC102
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman or Sophomores, or Agricultural Education degree students, or Leadership & Communication Minor students, or Leadership & Entrepreneurship Minor students.

Credit for both ALEC 102 and ENGR 100 is not allowed.

Description: Introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development. Self-awareness, awareness of others, effective interpersonal communication, and the building of trust relationships as a basis for understanding and developing leadership. An experiential approach, field projects and a supervised service project. Open to freshman or sophomores or Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication degree students or Leadership & Communication minor students or Leadership & Entrepreneurship minor students.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

ALEC103
Computer-Aided Drafting

Prerequisites: ALEC 122.

Description: Applying computer commands to create two-dimensional engineering and architectural drawings.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 346

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC104
Wood Technology

Description: Fundamental woodworking tools and processes. Hand tool, lathe and machine related projects.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 242; ALEC 243

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC105
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

This course is the first course in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program and requires no prerequisite.

Description: Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands - on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3d modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 115

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SUMMER

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ALEC109
Industrial Metals and Plastics Materials Processing

Description: Forming, molding, separating, and fabricating of industrial materials.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 303

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC115
Principles of Engineering (POE)

Prerequisites: ALEC 105, Introduction To Engineering Design is a prerequisite

This course is the second foundational course taught in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum. Students that complete this course will be certified to teach both foundational courses in any secondary PLTW pre-engineering program across the country. This certification gives UNL STS students in the ALEC department a rigorous STEM skill set. Once the course is completed the credit will be reverse transferred back to the community college to fulfill the STEM skill requirement of the 2+2 articulation agreements established with UNL and the ALEC department.

Description: Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ALEC122
Architectural Drafting

Prerequisites: ALEC 101.

Description: Basic skills in the construction of architectural drawings, plot plans, elevation view, wall and floor sections, and roof construction. Architectural modeling.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 103

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC134
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Careers

Description: Explore the career opportunities available in agricultural leadership, education and communication focusing on agribusiness, industry training positions, secondary agriscience instruction, extension education, agricultural and environmental sciences communication, and international agricultural education. Course has guest speakers and field trips.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 234

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ALEC135
Early Field Experience in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

Prerequisites: Agricultural leadership, education and communication major

Description: An exploration of the history, philosophy, goals, and objectives of career and Technical Education, more specifically, School-Based Agricultural Education. An introduction to lesson plan development, objective/essential question writing, and peer teaching will provide knowledge and skills that will be used in an early field experience. The early field experience will provide a platform for critical reflection that will help mold future agricultural teachers.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 234; EDPS 457

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC135A
Introduction to Skilled and Technical Sciences Education

Description: This is an introduction to basic lesson plan development, objective writing, and teaching in Skilled and Technical Sciences. A 40-hour early field experience in a Skills USA affiliated STS education program is required. The early field experience explores teaching as a potential career.

This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 457

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ALEC136
Fundamentals of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Description: Introduction to all areas of agricultural and environmental sciences (AES) communications and core competencies related to communication, including how to share AES stories through multimedia projects. Introduction to various AES issues using different communication styles while exploring how these may differ based on audience and media utilized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC153
Chancellor's Leadership Class

Prerequisites: Admission to the Chancellor's Leadership Class program

Description: Leadership development. Understanding of self, develop leadership knowledge, and how to make a difference n the community.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC165
Pepsi Service Scholars

Prerequisites: Pepsi Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Service recipient

Requires 2 to 3 hours per week of outside of class time in community service.

Description: Civic and social responsibility through service-learning programming. Introduction to civic life, civic agent, and life-long service.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ALEC189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC201
Electricity/Electronics

Description: Introduction to electricity and/or electronics and their applications to industry. AC and DC circuit design, construction, and analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC202
Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice

Will be offered both in face-to-face and online formats during fall and spring semesters and will be offered only online during the summer 8-week session.

Description: Foundational knowledge of leadership theory and its relationship to the practice of leadership. Resolve complex leadership challenges by evaluating the intersection between leader, follower, and context. Critically assess real-world situations and make decisions about what theoretically-based leadership skills and behaviors are most likely to be effective.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 422

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC203
Automotive Technology

Description: Automotive technology and the equipment related to automotive repairs. The design, theory, and operations of automotive systems through laboratory activities.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 303

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC204
Machine Tool Technology

Description: Basic machine shop practices involving hand and precision measuring tools, bench work, layout, engine lathe, milling machine, surface and pedestal grinders.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 246; ALEC 303

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC205
Welding Technology

Description: Basic knowledge and skill in both oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting, and electrical arc welding.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 303

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC207
Communicating Science with Public AudiencesCrosslisted with ADPR 207

Description: Concepts and techniques of strategic communication, with a special focus on issues involving food, agricultural production, environmental sustainability, and natural resources. Skills and theory essential for relating to public audiences and other stakeholders.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 307; ALEC 417, ADPR 417; ALEC 495B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC234
Planning Leadership and Experience Programs

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and ALEC 134 and/or ALEC 135.

Description: Theory of experiential education to middle school and secondary agricultural education programs, especially leadership and career education. Development of Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE), Young Adult/Farmer, FFA, and alumni activities, appropriate to the community, school, and student needs using electronic technology in learning how to teach Nebraska's agricultural education financial management system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC235
STS Technical Skills and Skills USA

Description: Theory of experiential education to middle school and secondary Skilled and Technical Sciences education programs, especially leadership and career education. Exposure to Supervised Career and Technical Student Organization Experience (CTSO), Skills USA, appropriate to the community, school, and student needs recording using electronic technology in learning how to teach Skilled and Technical Science courses supported by Skills USA. This course will provide the work based learning credit (006.34D3) for the Industrial Technology Education Field Endorsement, and STS Supplemental endorsements. This course includes 20 hours of SkillsUSA field experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Introductory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC242
Construction Technology

Prerequisites: ALEC 104

Description: Classifications, properties, and uses of common construction materials and building practices. Construction of a residential dwelling from plot plan through trim and finish work.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC243
Fine Woodworking

Prerequisites: ALEC 104

Description: Woodworking special processes. Furniture design, frame and panel construction, veneering and steam bending. Project design and construction on an individual project serve as the final assessment.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 340

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC246
Modern Industries

Prerequisites: ALEC 204

Description: CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming for tool making to include milling, computer aided manufacturing and/or drafting and/or design and electrical discharge machines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC260
Introduction to Digital Media in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Prerequisites: Major in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication or Minor in Science Communication

Description: Use a variety of digital media tools to communicate agricultural and environmental sciences to diverse audiences. Hands-on approach to utilize digital media and develop communication pieces to add to portfolios.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 360; ALEC 361; ALEC 495B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC300
Teaching and Learning Design

Description: Learn how educational psychology impacts learning and how it is used to design learning opportunities. Focus on needs assessment, program design, and lesson planning.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC302
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or above.

Description: Principle and process of effective leadership in complex organizations of society and commerce. Dynamic interactions of personal characteristics, technical skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, goals and power.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 495A

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC303
Energy, Power and Transportation Technology

Prerequisites: ALEC 101, 109, 203, 204 and 205.

A synthesis of skill-based courses for Industrial Technology Education (ITE) majors.

Description: Design, construct, and test a one-person electric vehicle. Enter the vehicle in a statewide competition.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC305
Presentation Strategies to Communicate Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Description: Presentation strategies used in agribusiness, education, government and public service. Attention to audience needs, organization, methodology, and technology when presenting about agricultural and environmental sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC307
Advanced Strategic Writing for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Prerequisites: Major in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication (AESC) or minor in Science Communication, JOUR 200A and ALEC 207.

Description: Advanced development and refinement of strategic writing skills and storytelling, including Associated Press writing style, audience analysis, interviewing skills, writing mechanics, and nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication and professional collaboration.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 480

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC308
Laboratory Instruction and Management

Prerequisites: 6 hrs mechanized systems management; advanced standing.

Student demonstrations and presentations required.

Description: Planning, conducting, and administering the instructional programs related to experientially based education in school laboratory settings. Variety of laboratory settings, including agricultural mechanics, greenhouse, soils, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC330
Foundations of Cooperative Extension

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Cooperative Extension in a variety of settings and its role in the land-grant mission. Processes for developing and conducting need-driven, research-based, extension programs. Relationships with public and private agencies. Straegies for volunteerism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC331
Supervised Field Experiences

Prerequisites: Junior or senior by application.

Description: Field course of supervised observation and participation with various phases of agricultural education and/or agribusiness.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:10
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2-5

ACE:

ALEC337
Instructional Internship in Leadership Development

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: A structured professional and personal leadership developmental experience by providing planning, facilitation, instruction, and evaluation assistance in leadership & communication courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:0-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:0-3

ACE:

ALEC340
Advanced Machine Woodworking

Prerequisites: ALEC 243

A continuation of ALEC 243.

Description: Machine woodworking on a major individual project. Wood finishing and maintenance of hand and power tools.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC341
Podcasting to Increase Science Literacy

Prerequisites: AESC majors and minors

This is a blended learning course. We will meet face-to-face once a week to develop our projects. We will also participate in weekly online activities such as readings, discussion boards, wikis, etc. Offered in the spring semester of odd years.

Description: Analysis and research of science literacy concepts, how to engage in public conversations about controversial issues, how to interview scientists, how to edit scientific audio interviews, and how to ultimately produce a podcast series with the goal of increasing the public's science literacy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC346
Advanced Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Prerequisites: ALEC 101 or 103.

Description: Introduction to 3D modeling using sketching and Inventor software.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC350
Agriculture, the Environment & Science in the Media

Prerequisites: Junior level students and above.

Description: How agriculture, the environment, and science are covered in media by different types of outlets. Use of framing theory as a foundation to understand why messages are crafted in certain ways, how and why news media portray topics and issues using certain metaphors and story lines. Creation of effective media messages related to agriculture, the environment, and science.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 381

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC360
Advanced Visual Communication for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Prerequisites: ALEC 260

Description: Visual communication to deliver science-based agricultural and environmental information for diverse audiences. Develop an understanding of layout design and digital photography concepts, utilize industry standard technology, create "real-world" portfolio pieces related to agriculture and the environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 480

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC361
Video and Audio Production for Communicating Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Prerequisites: ALEC 260

Description: Exploration and application of audio and video media storytelling techniques for agricultural communicators as used in promoting, marketing and communicating about agricultural and environmental sciences.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 480

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC388
Ethics in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with AECN 388

Description: Ethics focusing on agricultural and natural resource issues. Using case studies from the professional workplace and contemporary society, develops intellectual skills necessary to reflect critically on ethical issues and apply appropriate conceptual tools for resolution of issues arising from conflicting ethical and value systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ALEC390
Industrial Experience

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Occupational experience or supervised occupational experience in conjunction with directed observation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ALEC393
Digital Imaging and Storytelling in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with NRES 393

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor(s). One college level course in photography or equivalent, and knowledge of the basics of shooting still photographs or video using digital cameras. Open only to College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students.

Can be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours by consent of instructor.

Description: Concepts and techniques related to use of remote and automated digital camera technology to capture images in agriculture and natural resources contexts to communicate a narrative/story. Completion of individual project using a variety of technologies including camera traps, time-lapse camera systems, remote triggered cameras, as well as traditional audio and video and conventional photography.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

ALEC397
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Readings; in depth discussions; analysis of current theory, issues, problems, research and practice in leadership, education and/or communication. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC399
Independent Study in Communications

Prerequisites: Permission and advance approval of plan of work.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC400
Overview to Program PlanningCrosslisted with ALEC 800

Prerequisites: ALEC 305 or ALEC/TEAC 805/NUTR 806.

Designed for individuals interested in developing and/or improving program planning skills.

Description: Theoretical and applied considerations for identifying content, design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs that vary in length from several hours to several months.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC405
Methods of Instruction for Secondary Agriscience Education

Prerequisites: Senior standing and 3 hrs educational psychology

Description: Instructional delivery of a secondary agricultural education program in the public school system. Organizing instructional content, individual lesson planning, methods of formal instructional delivery, student behavior management, instructing the handicapped and disadvantage, and student testing. Considerable time is spent on undergraduates demonstrating instructional delivery.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 405L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC405L
Methods of Instruction Laboratory Education

Prerequisites: Admission to the teaching program in agricultural education and parallel registration in ALEC 405.

Description: Laboratory exercises that complement material covered in ALEC 405. Involve practice teaching at either the middle or secondary school level.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ALEC407
Supervisory LeadershipCrosslisted with ALEC 807, CYAF 807

Prerequisites: ALEC 202 or ALEC 302; Junior standing

Description: Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC410
Environmental LeadershipCrosslisted with ALEC 810, NRES 413, NRES 813

Prerequisites: Junior Standing

Offered on the World Wide Web (WWW) fall semester of odd-numbered years and in the classroom fall semester of even numbered-years.

Description: Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC412
Multimedia Applications for Education and TrainingCrosslisted with ALEC 812, NUTR 812

Description: Practical applications in developing and evaluating multimedia resources for students. Surveys new applications, creates and develops various instructional materials, and reviews current practice against relevant theory. Use current software packages to develop materials for various audiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC413
Program Development

Prerequisites: Junior standing and acceptance into the student teaching program in agricultural education

Description: Planning, marketing and managing formal and non-formal educational programs for youth and adults. The learning process applied to learner needs and styles. Building collaborative relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC414
Classic Figures in LeadershipCrosslisted with ALEC 814

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC417
Issues Management and Crisis Communications in Agricultural and Environmental SciencesCrosslisted with ADPR 417

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ALEC 207. College of Journalism and Mass Communications: Junior standing; JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, ADPR 151, ADPR 221, and ADPR 283

Recommended: ALEC 260

Description: Examines strategic communication practices of issues management, risk assessment, and crisis communications in agriculture and other industries, explores the process necessary to address current and future issues, and outlines effective communication in times of crisis. Focused on issues and crisis in agriculture, environmental science, natural resources, and society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC419
Public Information CampaignsCrosslisted with ALEC 819

Prerequisites: Undergraduates: ALEC 207, ALEC 260; Graduates: permission of instructor

Create a thoroughly researched campaign plan and presentation that can be added to a professional portfolio.

Description: Apply skills in communications, public relations, and journalism to plan a strategic communications campaign. Examine principles and practice of marketing and communications applied to agricultural, science, or environmental issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC420
Improvement of Instructional Programs for Post-High-School Occupational EducationCrosslisted with ALEC 820

Description: Designing new instructional programs, expanding the impact of student behavioral objectives, and evaluating the total instructional program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC421
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Communication Practicum

Prerequisites: Junior status. Major or minor in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication.

Description: This is a project course for students enrolled in the Agricultural and Environmental Communications program. It provides students the opportunity to develop, plan, and execute a project of their own design to showcase skills and knowledge gained through coursework. Students are guided by course instructor(s) and collaborate with additional identified faculty with appropriate expertise in agricultural sciences and natural resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC422
Facilitation and Project Planning

Prerequisites: ALEC 202 or equivalent and at least junior standing

The course will require travel to project sites, which are within 75 miles of Lincoln. At least 5 project visits are required, and more project visits may be required depending on the project. Generally, students work in pairs, so not all students need to be able to drive, and the instructor will try to create partnerships that facilitate traveling needs. However, if students cannot find transportation to a project site, they will not be able to complete the course.

Description: Foundational knowledge of project planning and facilitation. An experiential opportunity to facilitate a project within a community.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC424
Foundation of Career and Technical EducationCrosslisted with ALEC 824

Description: Scope and structure of career and technical education within the educational system. Teacher's role and responsibilities in dealing with legislative mandates in planning, management, and evaluation of a local program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC428
Leadership in Public OrganizationsCrosslisted with ALEC 828, NRES 428, NRES 828

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Leadership in theories, research, and practices in public organizations and natural resource agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC431
Student Teaching

Prerequisites: 3 hrs EDPS; passing score on the Preprofessional Skills Tests (PPST); and permission

Capstone course. Placement arranged by the department. Student teaching placement arranged by the department. Seven to sixteen weeks of off-campus student teaching. Pass/no pass only.

Description: Guided participation in various phases of a public school agricultural education program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ALEC444
Science WritingCrosslisted with JOMC 444, JOMC 844

Prerequisites: Permission.

Open to all majors. Articles may be submitted for publication.

Description: Advanced writing about science for the non-expert and/or for the general public. Issues in science communication through reading the best writers in science and journalism. Research and write short articles and longer profiles about science and scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and elsewhere. Polish writing skills for doing work in science classes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC455
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Groups & TeamsCrosslisted with ALEC 855, CDEV 855

Prerequisites: At least Junior standing is required for ALEC 455.

Description: Explore foundational knowledge of team and group dynamics theory and its relationship to the practice of leadership in organizations and communities. Development of leadership, followership, and teamwork skills in small groups and teams. Focus on team and group decision making, problem solving, and creativity, peer assessment, and evaluation using real-world situations and contexts. Critically apply team and group dynamic theories and research to leadership in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC466
Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and CommunitiesCrosslisted with ALEC 866

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Leadership theories and their applications to human diversity in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC477
Leadership and MotivationCrosslisted with ALEC 877

Description: Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC480
Capstone Experience in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Prerequisites: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and Permission of Instructor. ALEC 307; ALEC 360 OR ALEC 361

Requires interviews outside of class time.

Description: Senior capstone for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication. Investigate topics identified by IANR as critical to the state of Nebraska, conduct interviews, write, edit, design and assist in the production of print and multimedia versions of the Strategic Discussions for Nebraska student publication. Emphasis on factual, complete, accurate and clear communication of complex scientific and sociologically important issues in Nebraska agriculture and environmental science. Learning to communicate research and science-based agricultural and environmental concepts to public audiences.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 481

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ALEC481
Editing and Publishing Capstone Experience in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Prerequisites: ALEC 480

Description: Second course in a two-course capstone series for the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication program. Focused on editing, publishing, and promoting the Strategic Discussions for Nebraska student publication.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ALEC488
Leadership, Power and InfluenceCrosslisted with ALEC 888

Description: Organizational influence processes, power, and politics in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC494
Undergraduate Seminar in Agricultural Education

Description: Philosophy and relationship of agricultural education in the public schools. Development and coordination of adult and continuing agricultural education programs.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 405

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC495A
Internship in Leadership Development

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ALEC 302; Agricultural Education major; and permission.

Must be taken as 'Pass/No Pass' by Agricultural Education majors.

Description: Internship in a selected agribusiness, industry, or agency. Collaboration development of a training program and leadership activities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ALEC495B
Internship in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing. Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major. Instructor Permission. ALEC 207 and ALEC 260.

Department approval is required. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Internship experience with an organization selected by student and approved by instructor in an agricultural or environmental sciences organization where the focus of the internship is directly related to communications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC496
Independent Study in Leadership EducationCrosslisted with ALEC 896

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Projects to research, literature review, or extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

ALEC496A
Independent Study in Leadership Education: Experiential Learning in Leadership

For students majoring in the Leadership Option or minoring in Leadership and Communication or Leadership and Entrepreneurship only

Description: Projects to research, literature review, or extension of coursework related specifically to experiential learning in leadership

Course details
Credit Hours:0-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:0-3

ACE:

ALEC499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE: