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Agriculture (AGR)

Agricultural Sciences (AGS)

110 Agriculture Issues
Introduces the discipline of agriculture by exploring problems, issues, and philosophies of its practice through history and around the world.   
Three hours, three credits.


180, 181, 280, 281, 380, 381, 480, 481 Practicum
Allows the student to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of procedures and practices common to the field by providing service to program, college, business, and/or the community.  Repeated for up to 8 credits, assuming a range of experiences.  Prerequisite: AGR 110.  Pass/Fail
Forty-five service hours, one credit.

195, 196, 295, 296, 395, 396, 495, 496 Independent Research
Under faculty supervision, students will design and carry out a vigorous scientific study of a specific problem in agriculture.  Written and oral presentations of the research are required.  Prerequisites: Prerequisite coursework and skills determined by individual instructors.
One to three credits.

218  Regional Experiences in Agriculture
This course is an intensive study of crop and animal production in this region. The course requires several field trips to nearby farms including a trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Six hours, four credits.

314 Animal and Plant Breeding and Genetics
Investigates applied animal and crop breeding and genetics, the anatomy and physiology of reproduction, and the factors affecting reproductive efficiency.  Also includes a section on artificial insemination, embryo transfer, cloning, and newer technologies.  Prerequisites: AGR 201 and 202.
Six hours, four credits.

316 Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology
This course will focus on developing and practicing knowledge and skills in relation to domestic animal anatomy and physiology. Students will be asked to apply the concepts they learn to a variety of potential situations they might encounter post-graduation.  Prerequisites: BIO 101, and any 200 (or higher) level science course.
Six hours, four credits.

390, 490 Special Topics in Agriculture
Specifically designed for agriculture majors to be able to design an independent study class in a specialized field that is not normally in the schedule.
One to four hours credit.

414 Domestic Animal Reproduction
This course will focus on practicing and mastering knowledge and skills in relation to domestic animal reproduction. Topics covered will include physiological processes of reproduction in domestic animals, gonadal functions, endocrine relationships, fertility and factors affecting reproductive efficiency.  Prerequisites: BIO 101 and any 200 (or higher) level science course.
Six hours, four credits.

417 Farm Business Management
Consideration is given to the institutions which are related to the resources employed in agriculture with particular attention to the implication related to the various methods of acquiring them.  The primary emphasis of the course will be the organization and use of the farm for maximum profit.  This course includes the preparation of a farm business plan.
Five hours, three credits.