Agronomy (AGY)

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.  May earn 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: ASI 201 and BIO 202.
One to three credits.

301 Principles of Field and Forage Crop Production
Considers the importance of agronomy and focuses on management of the crop environment, while emphasizing variety in crops and cultivation practices as a means of developing the concepts of field and forage cropping systems.  Prerequisite: BIO 202.
Six hours, four credits.

315 Soil Science and Management
Examines properties of arable and natural soils, considering their various ecological functions, and studies productive management of soil tilth and fertility, while developing concepts of conservative, sustainable practice.  Prerequisites: BIO 101 and CHM 101 or 103.
Six hours, four credits.

390, 490 Special Topics in Agronomy
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.