2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Agr, Leadership, & Comm. Ed. (ALCE)

ALCE 2414 - Identity and Inclusion in Agricultural and Life Sciences (3 credits) 

Examines histories of persons representing different social identities, statuses, space, place, and traditions in agricultural and life sciences. Explores how differences influence experiences individuals may have in agricultural and life sciences. Apply ethical reasoning practices to recognize and addresses critical issues surrounding inclusion of diverse populations within agricultural and life sciences education and leadership.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 10 Ethical Reasoning 
Cross-listed: AINS 2414 
ALCE 2964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 3004 - Educational Programs in Agricultural and Life Sciences (3 credits) 

Offers a foundation for student engagement and exploration of educational programs within agricultural and life sciences. Formal and non-formal learning contexts in local community programs. Opportunities include fieldwork assignments.

ALCE 3014 - Leadership Effectiveness for Professionals in Agricultural Organizations (3 credits) 

Leadership theory and skills required to perform effectively in leadership positions within agricultural organizations and communities. Leadership skills, personal development, teamwork, and social responsibility in agriculture industry.

Prerequisite(s): LDRS 1015 or LDRS 1414 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
ALCE 3074 - Materials and Procedures of Agricultural Construction (3 credits) 

Introduction to materials selection and construction procedures for carpentry, concrete, and masonry construction. Understanding and skills applicable to construction of agricultural buildings. Junior standing or consent of instructor required.

ALCE 3084 - Agricultural Metal Fabrication (3 credits) 

Introduction to metal working tools, equipment, and processes. Fundamentals of hot and cold metal working, plumbing, and welding applications, including inert gas welding processes. Junior standing or consent of instructor is required.

ALCE 3624 - Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Writing (3 credits) 

Communication skills necessary to carry out work with the general public and audiences in the food, agriculture, and natural resources fields. Professional writing for diverse audiences, assessing best written communication practices, and on creation of a portfolio, utilizing multiple platforms of written communication. Pre: Junior standing.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
ALCE 3634 - Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Speaking (3 credits) 

Strategies and techniques for effective oral communication in professions related to food, agriculture, and natural resources. Oral, visual, and interpersonal communication, ethical framing of complex problems, group leadership, and meeting management.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ALCE 3900 - Bridge Experience (0 credits) 

Application of academic knowledge and skills to in a work-based experience aligned with post-graduation goals using research-based learning processes. Satisfactory completion of work-based experience often in the form of internship, undergraduate research, co-op, or study abroad; self-evaluation; reflection; and showcase of learning. Pre: Departmental approval of 3900 plan.

ALCE 3954 - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 4004 - Teaching Adults in Agriculture (2 credits) 

Organizing classes, developing programs of instruction and teaching techniques applicable to out-of-school groups in Agriculture.

ALCE 4014 - Introduction to Cooperative Extension (3 credits) 

An overview of the Cooperative Extension Service as it applies to non-formal education for citizens and communities. Major areas discussed include history, organization, functional areas, responsibilities of local agents, employment in extension, and educational program planning.

ALCE 4024 - Managing Agricultural Supervised Occupational Experience Project (2 credits) 

Major emphasis will be given to the agricultural teachers responsibility for supervision of the Supervised Occupational Experience Program (SOEP). The course will emphasize the ownership project, the cooperative placement project, maintaining record books, and supervising the SOEP.

ALCE 4034 - Methods of Planning Education Programs for Agriculture (3 credits) 

Course examines the procedures involved in the development of courses, curriculum, and instructional materials for education programs in agriculture.

Prerequisite(s): ALCE 3004 
Cross-listed: EDCT 4034 
ALCE 4044 - Agricultural Sciences Seminar (3 credits) 

A senior capstone course addressing issues of importance for majors in Agricultural Sciences. The course will emphasize a synthesis of research results from collected data and information on contemporary problems in agriculture and related fields and a sharing of the results. It will emphasize the development of skills in critical analysis. Senior Standing required.

ALCE 4054 - Internship in Coop Extension (1-16 credits) 

Off-campus participation experience for those preparing to become extension agents in the Cooperative Extension Service. Variable Credit; 6-16 credits.

ALCE 4064 - Ag Mechanical Lab Management (3 credits) 

Plan, organize, and manage secondary school mechanics laboratories. Management of the instructional program, facility, equipment, inventory, safety, liability, personnel, material control, and student customer work.

ALCE 4234 - Curriculum for Career and Occupational Education (3 credits) 

Provides current and prospective career and occupational education teachers with research bases, resources, and available curricula for teaching content in the respective disciplines. Develops the ability to plan, manage, develop, and evaluate curricula. The prerequisite EDCT 2604 will be waived for Agricultural Education students.

Prerequisite(s): EDCT 2604 
ALCE 4244 - Teaching and Training Methods in Agricultural and Life Sciences (3 credits) 

Survey of strategies for design, implementation, and evaluation of instruction and training practices in agricultural life sciences. Applications of principles in formal and non-formal educational settings, including schools, extension, and industry. Pre: Junior standing in the College of Agriculture and Life Science or related field. Pre: Junior standing.

ALCE 4254 - Adult Vocational&Technical Ed (3 credits) 

Theory, practices, and procedures involved in planning, developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating adult education programs in Vocational and Technical Education. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, courses in teaching methods and curriculum required.

ALCE 4304 - Community Education and Development (3 credits) 

Comprehensive examination of community education and development. Community/sustainable community development, strategies for mobilizing social change in/with communities. Explore participatory, popular, and community-based education from rural and urban settings. Globalization, sustainability, and social movement discourse with emphasis on agricultural, health, and food system examples. Pre: Junior standing.

ALCE 4744 - Methods, Materials and Practices in Instruction (1-6 credits) 

Planning, using, evaluating classroom procedures; selection and organization of subject content and materials in vocational and technical education. Maximum credit: 6 Consent required.

Corequisite(s): EDCT 4754 
ALCE 4754 - Internship in Education (1-16 credits) 

Planned program of clinical practice in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner. Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies required.

ALCE 4884 - Youth Program Management (3 credits) 

Organizational design of educational youth programs such as 4-H and FFA, including administrative planning, human resource development, recruitment, marketing, and budgeting.

Cross-listed: EDCT 4884 
ALCE 4964 - Field Study/Practicum (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ALCE 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)