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Course Descriptions


AGRI 110: Introductory Agricultural Economics

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course is a survey of the field of economics with an emphasis on agricultural management and economic analyses of current agricultural, resource, and environmental policies. This course is an introduction to working in agribusiness in today?s competitive environment. 3 credit hours
IAI Major Code - AG 901

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

AGRI 120: Introductory Horticulture

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides a general introduction to the principles of plant growth and development as they apply to the wide range of horticultural crops and the industries related to production, marketing and utilization of horticultural crops. 3 credit hours
IAI Major Code - AG 905

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

AGRI 150: Principles of Agronomy

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides an introduction to basic agronomy revolving around crop production in the Midwest. The subject matter presented will provide an overview of major aspects of plant and soil management, pest control, and soil and water conservation issues and practices. Students will gain a basic knowledge of plant growth and development and how soil, environment conditions, and crop pests can affect growth and development. 4 credit hours
IAI Major Code - AG 903

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

AGRI 157: Soil Science

Prerequisite(s):
-High school or college level chemistry course within the last five years
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of soils as they exist and interact in the environment. The course emphasizes soil as a natural body in nature; its formation, classification, chemical, and physical properties. Students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that control soil processes and properties. Whenever necessary, students are reintroduced to the relevant science and then shown how to apply these concepts to soils. Introductory Soils is designed to be equally useful to the non-agricultural production students, including those studying plant science, ecology, and environmental science, and to students in curricula such as agronomy, crop science, soil science, horticulture, and forestry. 4 credit hours
IAI Major Code - AG 904

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

AGRI 170: Introduction to Animal Science

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This is a survey course covering topics such as beef and dairy cattle, companion animals, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine. This course will include the importance of product technology and the basic principles of nutrition, genetics, physiology, reproduction, microbiology, and behavior as they apply to breeding, selection, feeding, and management. 4 credit hours
IAI Major Code - AG 902

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

Agriculture Questions

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