Agriculture (General) (AGR) courses
AGR 100 Food SecurityGeneral Education Course (Focus on Social and Behavioral Sciences).
An examination of policies and technology that affect food security for the United States in a global setting.
AGR 108 Topics in Agriculture
A course designed to treat specific areas of agriculture to meet specialized student needs. Treatment of the subject will include consideration of historical, theoretical, scientific, and application aspects. May be repeated up to a total of 4 hours provided the same topic is not repeated. Variable content course.
AGR 110 Agriculture Orientation
Introduction to the educational opportunities, facilities, services, and activities with specific emphasis toward the William H. Darr College of Agriculture. Course designed for students interested in Agriculture.
AGR 118 Leadership
A course for entering freshmen students to examine leadership through the observation and analysis of leaders in various career paths. To demonstrate leadership through class projects.
AGR 157 Principles of Agricultural Mechanization
Engineering and mechanical principles; their application to agriculture equipment, systems and concepts.
AGR 200 Mini Agriculture
A course designed to treat specific areas of agriculture to meet specialized student needs. Treatment of the subject will include consideration of historical, theoretical, scientific and application aspects. May be repeated up to a total of 4 hours provided the same topic is not repeated. Variable content course. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Floral Design I. Basic concepts and elements of floral design. Specific emphasis on aesthetics, color, shape, space and texture. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Floral Design II. Assist student to develop his or her unique individual style of advanced floral design. Expansion on basic concepts and elements. Specific emphasis placed on aesthetics, color, shape, space and texture. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Home and Garden Insects. Basic concepts of pest control appropriate for residences and businesses. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Rodeo Techniques. Provide students with an appreciation for and general knowledge of rodeo history, events, organizations, economic impact on today's society and future direction.
AGR 250 Agricultural Communications
Recommended Prerequisite: ENG 110 and COM 115. Introduces the scope and applications of communications and journalism as they relate to agriculture.
AGR 299 Special TopicsPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Special study of agricultural topics not treated in other courses. Course may be repeated to a total of 5 hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. Variable content course.
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural ChemistryPrerequisite: C- or better in BIO 101 or BIO 121 or BIO 122 or BMS 100 or CHM 107 or CHM 116 or CHM 160.
Chemistry, sources and importance of biological materials used for food, fiber, and feed for man and domestic animals.
AGR 301 Agriculture Transfer Student Orientation
An integrative experience which addresses public affairs issues and individual choices promoting academic success for first semester William H. Darr College of Agriculture transfer students. Required of all sophomore, junior, and senior transfer students during their first two semesters at Missouri State who have not taken GEP 101/UHC 110.
AGR 313 BeekeepingPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Fundamentals needed for the amateur to establish and maintain honey bees and produce a surplus honey crop.
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied SciencesPrerequisite: ENG 110 and 45 hours.General Education Course (Focus on Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning).
Strategies for accessing information. Writing proposals, progress reports, final reports, manuals, and online documents for the Applied Sciences.
AGR 330 Statistical Applications in Agriculture
Recommended Prerequisite: MTH 130 or higher. Collection, display, analysis and application of agricultural data, including measurement of location and dispersion, probability, normal distribution, sampling, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation and regression analysis. Computer statistical packages will be used for simulation study and agricultural data analysis. Applications are specific to Agriculture. Cannot receive credit toward a degree for more than one of the following courses: AGR 330, IPE 381, MTH 340, PSY 200, QBA 237, REC 328, SOC 302.
AGR 357 Agricultural Power
Recommended Prerequisite: MTH 130 or higher. Principles of operation, construction and utilization of power units.
AGR 367 Agricultural Machinery
Recommended Prerequisite: MTH 130 or higher. Principles of construction, operation, selection and utilization of farm field equipment.
AGR 370 Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, and the Ethics of Food Production
Animal welfare, animal rights, and the ethics of using animals for food, fiber, research, and entertainment will be discussed. The question of sustainability as it pertains to meat animal production, water quality, energy used to produce different food stuffs, and how agriculture affects the environment will also be addressed.
AGR 377 Agricultural Structures and Systems
Recommended Prerequisite: MTH 130 or higher. Functional and structural design of unified structures and systems for agricultural enterprises.
AGR 399 Special Topics
Special study of agricultural topics not treated in other courses. Course may be repeated to a total of 5 hours provided the same topic is not duplicated. Variable Content Course. Approved recurring course topic: Agriculture and Water Quality. Issues related to agriculture and its impact on water quality--both surface and ground water. Common practices that have a negative impact will be studied along with practices that can have positive and/or minimal impact on water quality. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Events Management. Specific tasks of organization, marketing, and managing resources for special events. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Principles of Horseshoeing. Horseshoeing techniques including safe use of tools and handling of horses. 1(1-0) D. Approved recurring course topic: Therapeutic Riding. Recommended Prerequisite: AGS 162 or AGS 262. Introduction to therapeutic riding and the role of the horse in equine assisted therapy programs. Development of horses and volunteers for use in a therapeutic riding program.
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 hours. Presentation, discussions and analysis of professional and technical topics in Agronomy and Horticulture.
AGR 499 Internship in AgriculturePrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Supervised agricultural work experience. A paper describing and analyzing the experience required. May be repeated for a total of 10 hours. 1-8, D. Approved recurring course topic: Internship-Equine. An academic program to integrate class experience with actual practice and to provide students with hands-on experience in businesses or agencies which employ agriculture majors. 1-8, D. Approved recurring course topic: Internship-Horticulture. An academic program to integrate class experience with actual practice and to provide students with hands-on experience in businesses or agencies which employ agriculture majors.
AGR 599 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. May be repeated up to 6 hours.
AGR 790 Introduction to Agricultural Research MethodsPrerequisite: 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.
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.
AGR 797 SeminarPrerequisite: permission of advisor.
In-depth study in an area of agriculture, culminating in an extensive scholarly presentation. May be repeated to a total of three hours.
AGR 798 ResearchPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Supervised research in agriculture. May be repeated, but not more than 6 hours may be counted toward the 32 hour degree.
AGR 799 ThesisPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. May be repeated. A maximum of 6 hours will be applied toward a master's degree.