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.
This course is the first course in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program and requires no prerequisite. This is a secondary course training option for pre service teachers in Skilled and Technical Sciences. It is a STEM skill requirement for the 2+2 articulation agreement with various community colleges across the state of Nebraska. By allowing pre-service teachers to complete this course, students can reverse transfer the credit back to the community colleges to enforce rigorous training needs in the STEM field for future STS teachers coming out of the ALEC department.
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
Description: Forming, molding, separating, and fabricating of industrial materials.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Description: Topic varies.
Description: Introduction to electricity and/or electronics and their applications to industry. AC and DC circuit design, construction, and analysis.
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
Description: Automotive technology and the equipment related to automotive repairs. The design, theory, and operations of automotive systems through laboratory activities.
Description: Basic knowledge and skill in both oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting, and electrical arc welding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior by application.
Description: Field course of supervised observation and participation with various phases of agricultural education and/or agribusiness.
Description: A structured professional and personal leadership developmental experience by providing planning, facilitation, instruction, and evaluation assistance in leadership & communication courses.
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
Prerequisites: ALEC 260 with a C or higher
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.
Prerequisites: ALEC 260 with a C or higher
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.
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.
Description: Occupational experience or supervised occupational experience in conjunction with directed observation.
Description: Readings; in depth discussions; analysis of current theory, issues, problems, research and practice in leadership, education and/or communication. Topics vary.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.
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.
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.
Description: Designing new instructional programs, expanding the impact of student behavioral objectives, and evaluating the total instructional program.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: Leadership in theories, research, and practices in public organizations and natural resource agencies.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: The study of leadership through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Exploration of how your life has shaped your approach and understanding of leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Analyze how leaders create inclusion in the workplace and in communities.
Description: Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.
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
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.
Description: Organizational influence processes, power, and politics in organizations and communities.
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
Prerequisites: Junior standing; ALEC 302; Agricultural Education major; and permission.
Must be taken as 'Pass/No Pass' by Agricultural Education majors. Capstone course.
Description: Internship in a selected agribusiness, industry, or agency. Collaboration development of a training program and leadership activities.
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.
Description: Projects to research, literature review, or extension of course work.
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
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.