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AGRI Courses

AGRI 110: Introductory Agricultural Economics
Fundamental principles of economics applied to agriculture, agriculture finance, prices, taxation, marketing, and land use. 3 HRS

AGRI 120: Introductory Horticulture
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. This course is part of a special program with the College of ACES at the University of Illinois and will be taught by a University of Illinois instructor. 3 HRS

AGRI 150: Principles of Agronomy
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. This course is part of a special program with the College of ACES at the University of Illinois and will be taught by a University of Illinois instructor. 4 HRS

AGRI 157: Soil Science
Prerequisite: Completion of a fundamental level chemistry course. 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. This course is part of a special program with the College of ACES at the University of Illinois and will be taught by a University of Illinois instructor. 4 HRS

AGRI 170: Introduction to Animal Science
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. This course is part of a special program with the College of ACES at the University of Illinois and will be taught by a University of Illinois instructor. 4 HRS