10. Dimensions in Agriculture (1)
Survey of current social and economic developments and employment opportunities in modern agriculture and related agribusiness areas. Individual career planning.
100. Applied Statistics (3)
Application of experimental methods and statistical procedures in agricultural research. Emphasis on use of standard design and analysis techniques as used in plant and animal science. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
106. Enterprise Management (1; max total 6)
Concurrent participation in project program required. Theory and field application of management principles in cotton, field crops, beef, sheep, swine, vineyard, orchard, and other appropriate agricultural operations.
150. Resource Material (2)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Development and application of techniques for obtaining and using resource material including government documents, university and experiment station reports; educational material and services available from governmental agencies, allied industries and professional organizations. Emphasis on material for agriculture and allied fields.
161. International Agriculture (3)
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Social, economic and technological aspects of agricultural production and distribution in developing countries.
170. Seminar in International Agriculture (3)
Prerequisite: Ag Ec 31, Agri 161. Written and oral presentation of researched topics on recent developments in international agriculture.
173. Agricultural Internship (1-8; max total 8)
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing and approval of internship committee. Emphasis on development of decision-making ability through industrial experience integrated with basic principles acquired in the classroom.
200. Biometrics in Agriculture (3)
Prerequisites: Math 101 or Plant 99; permission of instructor. Advanced concepts in the design of agricultural experiments. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate designs to meet the objectives of well-planned experiments. Relative merits of various designs and topics in analysis, interpretation, and regression are covered.
210T. Topics in Agricultural Economics (3; max total 15)
Prerequisite: upper division agricultural economics courses appropriate to study topic; permission of instructor. Agricultural marketing, farm management and production analysis, price, credit, and land economics study areas. Topics may require lab hours.
219. Seminar in Agricultural Economics (1-4; max total 4)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Written and oral reports in recent literature and problems related to agricultural economics.
220. Readings in Agriculture (2-3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Individually directed readings in a field of special concern to the student's graduate program; appropriate reports and evaluation required.
221T. Topics in Food Science (3; max total 12)
Prerequisite: upper division food science course appropriate to study topic; permission of instructor. Advanced studies in a given area; food preservations; processing effect on chemical components; flavor, texture, and other quality factors in foods. Topics may require lab hours.
229. Seminar in Food Science (1; max total 4)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Investigation of current research and problems related to food science. Oral and written reports.
230T. Topics in Mechanized Agriculture (3; max total 12)
Prerequisite: upper division mechanized agriculture course appropriate to study topic. Advanced studies in a given area: farm power and machinery, agricultural processes, machinery management. Topics may require lab hours.
240T. Topics in Animal Science (3; max total 12)
Prerequisite: upper-division animal science appropriate to study topic; permission of instructor. Investigation of topic in animal science; anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition, genetics, or economics. Topics may require lab hours.
241. Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 155. Physiology which deals with neural and hormonal integration and control of the animal body, including scientific aspects of the processes of reproduction and application of current knowledge in improving reproductive efficiency.
242. Environmental Physiology of Domestic Animals (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 145A; permission of instructor. A study of environmental factors affecting domestic animals under field and controlled conditions.
243. Metabolism and Energy Physiology (3)
Prerequisite: Chem 8. Current aspects of the integral processes involved in metabolism and energy physiology of laboratory and farm animals. Application of the principles concerned in intermediary Metabolism. Selected readings in the current literature within the field.
244. Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 135. A survey of the biochemical and physiological importance of vitamins and minerals in the nutrition of man and his animals. Included is the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of both vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
245. Advanced Animal Breeding (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 125, 155; permission of instructor. The application of genetic principles to the breeding of livestock. The study of applied selection and measurements of the results.
250T. Topics in Plant Science (3; max total 12)
Prerequisites: upper-division plant science appropriate to study topic; permission of instructor. Advanced studies in a given area: crop physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant nutrition, or economics. Topics may require lab hours.
251. Pesticides (3)
Prerequisites: Bot 10, Chem 8. Modes of action of pesticides. Absorption and translocation of pesticides. Mechanisms of pesticide specificity. Interaction with soil and soil microbes. Biotechnology developments, pesticide use in integrated pest management systems.
252. Plant Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: Bot 130. Mineral requirements of plants; the acquisition and translocation of nutrients by higher plants and the role of nutrient elements in plant development. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
254. Plant Hormones and Regulators (3)
Prerequisites: Bot 130, Chem 8. History of discovery, chemical nature, extraction, and identification of naturally occurring hormones. Physiological and biochemical effects of plant growth substances and hormones. Mechanism of action of auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, inhibitors (A.B.A.), ethylene, and other hormones. Agricultural impacts of growth regulators. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
255. Advanced Plant Breeding (3)
Prerequisites: Biol 140A-B; Genet 120. Principles and techniques of plant improvement, breeding methods, combining ability, sterility systems, quantitative genetic analysis, heritability estimates, experimental designs for plant breeding.
256. Plant-Water Relationships (3)
Prerequisite: Bot 130. Physicochemical properties of water and solutions; movement of water, solutes, and growth regulators in plants; study of moisture-sensitive periods of various crops; factors affecting water absorption and retention.
257. Physiology of Cultivated Crops (3)
Prerequisite: Bot 104. Plant cell structure and function. Response of cultivated plants to the environment. Physiology and hormonal control of flower induction, fruit set, and development. Review of pertinent current publications.
258. Plant Disease Control (3)
Prerequisite: Plant 106. Principles of plant disease control. Methods and theory used in application of chemicals, biological control and breeding for resistance. Insight into industrial research and development of control measures. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
260. Seminar in Animal Science (1; max total 2)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Written and oral reports on selected areas of research on problems in animal science.
270. Seminar in Plant Science (1; max total 4)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Reviews of published and/or original research in the areas of crop development, soils and irrigation, and crop protection.
280. Seminar in Agriculture (1-3; max see below)
Maximum total credit 9 units in any given area or any combination of the three areas. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; admission to teacher preparation program; bachelor's degree in agriculture. Advanced problems in agriculture; research and experimentation in a selected area: animal science, plant science, or agricultural mechanics.
281. Problems in Agricultural Education (1-3; max total 3)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Individual supervised research in agricultural education; appropriate reports and evaluation required. Individual conferences.
287. Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Agricultural
Prerequisite: graduate standing. A study of the California and federal plans for vocational education as they pertain to agricultural education. The VEA Act of 1968 and the preparation of district plans.
289. Adult and Continuation Education in Agriculture (3)
Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. History, philosophy, organization, administration, and development of teaching rural and urban adult education programs in agricultural mechanics and agricultural sciences.
290. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
299. Thesis (3)
Prerequisite: prior advancement to candidacy. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. Oral defense of thesis required.
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