Agribusiness, Agricultural Education and Communications Graduate Courses

Agricultural Business (AGB) courses

  • AGB 614 International Agricultural Trade

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGB 334 or MKT 350. Gains from trade, agricultural trade policies of exporters and importers, exchange rates, multilateral trade negotiations, preferential trade agreements, technical barriers and environmental regulations and trade. May be taught concurrently with AGB 514. Cannot receive credit for both AGB 514 and AGB 614.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • AGB 624 Agricultural Prices

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGB 334. Factors influencing the level and movement of agricultural commodity prices and prices of agricultural inputs. May be taught concurrently with AGB 524. Cannot receive credit for both AGB 524 and AGB 624.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall
  • AGB 634 Production Economics

    Prerequisite: AGB 144.

    Application of economics of production in agricultural and business management, examination of the relationships between inputs and outputs, and impact of technology selection on business profitability. May be taught concurrently with AGB 534. Cannot receive credit for both AGB 634 and AGB 534.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGB 674 Advanced Agricultural Risk Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGB 364. This course explores theory and practice of agricultural risk management in production, market, finance, human, legal, and institutional risk. Students will construct an applicable risk management plan while developing tools and problem solving skills in identifying ways to mitigate risk. May be taught concurrently with AGB 574. Cannot receive credit for both AGB 574 and AGB 674.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • AGB 684 Farm Business Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGB 144. Economic principles applied to the organization and operation of agricultural units; tools of decision-making; and factor allocation. May be taught concurrently with AGB 584. Cannot receive credit for both AGB 584 and AGB 684.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • AGB 694 Agricultural Entrepreneurship

    This course is designed to explore the best foundational knowledge of owning your own business within the expansive industry that is agriculture. Course will cover various facets of entrepreneurship from resource evaluation to budgets and marketing. By the end of the course, not only will each student have an understanding of entrepreneurship but will also have a completed business plan built on that knowledge. Real world applications will also be explored through guest speakers from the local agricultural community and current event discussions. While most applications will be agriculturally focused, all topics that are discussed can be applied to other sectors of the business world. May be taught concurrently with AGB 594. Cannot receive credit for both AGB 694 and AGB 594.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring

Agricultural Education (AGE) courses

  • AGE 608 Teaching Adults in Vocational Education

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Rise of the adult education movement; learning abilities, educational interests and vocational needs of adults; problems and procedures in organizing and operating adult education programs; relationship of adult education to public school education. Identical with AGV 627 and SEC 627. Cannot receive credit for AGV 627 and SEC 627 and AGE 608. May be taught concurrently with AGE 508. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 508 and AGE 608.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGE 628 Agriculture Education-Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special study of agricultural education topics not covered in other courses. May be repeated to a maximum of five hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. May be taught concurrently with AGE 518. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 628 and AGE 518.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGE 648 Agriculture in the Classroom

    Course is designed to help elementary teachers better appreciate the importance of agriculture in their student's lives and to better understand Missouri agriculture. Course stresses integration of resources available from the agricultural industry across the curriculum. May be taught concurrently with AGE 548. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 548 and AGE 648.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Summer
  • AGE 658 Teaching of Agriculture

    Prerequisite: SEC 302 and EDC 350 and teacher certification students must be admitted to the teacher education program.

    Establishing objectives and organizing the course, selecting textbooks and equipment, securing and using teaching aids; using workbooks and notebooks, planning field trips, selecting and supervising projects. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take AGE 493 or AGE 494. May be taught concurrently with AGE 558. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 558 and AGE 658.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGE 668 Course and Program Building in Agricultural Education

    Prerequisite: AGE 318 and AGE 658.

    Organization and analysis of agricultural instruction courses and programs; including the adoption of resource materials to meet individual student needs. May be taught concurrently with AGE 568. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 568 and AGE 668.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGE 678 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Management

    Prerequisite: AGE 318 and AGE 658.

    Identification, development, and utilization of supervised agriculture experience programs in Agricultural Education that includes methods of teaching program management, record keeping, and appropriate methodologies. May be taught concurrently with AGE 578. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 578 and AGE 678.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • AGE 688 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Laboratory Management

    Prerequisite: AGE 318 and AGE 658.

    Prepare prospective agricultural science teachers to determine subject matter, methods of teaching, and organization of equipment and facilities as applied to agricultural laboratories in high schools. May be taught concurrently with AGE 588. Cannot receive credit for both AGE 588 and AGE 688.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • AGE 718 Topics in Agricultural Education

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Current developments and trends in teaching agricultural education as well as new developments in resources and techniques. May be repeated, however, only nine hours will count towards the graduate program of study.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGE 728 Induction Year Teaching I

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Course for the professional development of first-year teachers of agriculture. The course focuses on the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and attitudes and managerial skills needed by beginning teachers of agriculture.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • AGE 738 Induction Year Teaching II

    Prerequisite: AGE 728.

    Course for the professional development of second-year teachers of agriculture. The course is a continuation of AGE 728 and focuses on the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and attitudes and managerial skills needed by beginning teachers of agriculture.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring

Agriculture (AGR) courses

  • AGR 696 International Study in Agriculture

    Faculty-led study course that will include travel to a foreign country as part of further learning of world agricultural systems. Paper and/or other classroom-related work required in addition to travel. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGR 790 Introduction to Agricultural Research Methods

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to the process of research. The course will address planning, conducting, and reporting research; and development of good consumers of research.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGR 796 Science Internship

    Completion of an internship project (80 hours/credit hour, 6 credit hours maximum) at a discipline-related business, nonprofit organization, or government agency, approved and supervised by both the departmental and internship advisors. Includes a formal report in the appropriate professional format, and an oral presentation at an approved venue. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. No more than 6 hours may count toward a master's degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • AGR 797 Seminar

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

    In-depth study in an area of agriculture, culminating in an extensive scholarly presentation. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • AGR 798 Research

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Supervised research in agriculture. May be repeated, but not more than six hours may be counted toward a master's degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • AGR 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. May be repeated but no more than six hours may be counted a master's degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer

Agricultural Technology (AGT) courses

  • AGT 621 Selection and Organization of Industrial Education

    Prerequisite: AGT 416 or concurrent enrollment; and AGT 420 or concurrent enrollment.

    Selection and arrangement of units to teach; preparation of informational and job assignments; selection, purchase and arrangement of laboratory equipment; dispensing of supplies and keeping of adequate records. Course typically taught in same semester as AGT 416 and AGT 420. Identical with AGV 621. Cannot receive credit for both AGT 621 and AGV 621. May be taught concurrently with AGT 521. Cannot receive credit for both AGT 521 and AGT 621.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall

Agricultural Vocational (AGV) courses

  • AGV 620 Occupational Analysis

    Analysis and breakdown of broad occupations or specific jobs into basic elements for instructional purposes. May be repeated to a maximum of two hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. May be taught concurrently with AGV 520. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 520 and AGV 620.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • AGV 621 Selection and Organization of Industrial Education

    Selection and arrangement of units to teach; preparation of informational and job assignments; selection, purchase and arrangement of laboratory equipment; dispensing of supplies and keeping of adequate records. Course typically taken in same semester as AGT 416. Identical with AGT 621. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 621 and AGT 621. May be taught concurrently with AGV 521. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 521 and AGV 621.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGV 622 Philosophy of Vocational Education

    Philosophical foundations of vocational education; philosophies of vocational education in the contemporary school. Identical with SEC 622. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. May be taught concurrently with AGV 522. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 522 and AGV 622.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGV 623 Guidance for Vocational Development

    Materials, procedures, and problems involved in the guidance of individuals in the selection of, preparation for, and advancement in a vocation. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. May be taught concurrently with AGV 523. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 523 and AGV 623.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGV 625 Organization and Management in Vocational Education

    A systematic approach to defining and measuring occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes based upon an occupational analysis, instructional methodology, evaluation, and program standards. May be taught concurrently with AGV 525. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 525 and AGV 625.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGV 626 Coordination of Cooperative Education

    Problems and procedures in organizing and operating part-time cooperative and evening occupation programs. Identical with SEC 626. May be repeated to a maximum of two hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. May be taught concurrently with AGV 526. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 626 and AGV 526.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • AGV 627 Teaching Adults in Vocational Education

    Rise of the adult education movement, learning abilities, educational interests, and vocational needs of adults; problems and procedures in organizing and operating adult education programs; relationship of adult education to public school education. Identical with AGE 608 and SEC 627. Cannot receive credit for AGV 627 and AGE 608 and SEC 627. May be taught concurrently with AGV 527. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 527 and AGV 627.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGV 628 Measurement and Evaluation of Vocational Education Programs

    Means for assessing specific program needs as determined from occupational surveys and other demographic data; follow-up techniques to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program to the manpower needs in a given labor market area. Identical with SEC 628. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours with departmental approval provided the same topic is not duplicated. May be taught concurrently with AGV 528. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 528 and AGV 628.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGV 676 Teaching of Industrial/Vocational Subjects

    Instructional methods and techniques of teaching industrial/vocational education subjects; attaining objectives of career and technical education, design and evaluation of instructional units; classroom and laboratory management; and development of evaluative instruments. May be taught concurrently with AGV 576. Cannot receive credit for both AGV 576 and AGV 676.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGV 724 Organization and Administration of Vocational Education

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Problems, procedures and local, state and federal relationships in the organization and administration of vocational education in the contemporary school. Identical with SFR 724. May be repeated to a maximum of three 3 hours provided the same topic is not duplicated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGV 726 Seminar in Industrial Education

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Presentation and discussion of professional or technical problems in the organization and management of programs and facilities in industrial education.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • AGV 760 Special Investigations

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The student, in consultation with the advisor, selects for in-depth study an area determined by the interest/career objectives of the student. Based on demand and timeliness of the subject, a cluster study group may engage in a joint investigation.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-5Upon demand