Courses

AG ED 100 Orientation and Field Experience 1(0, 2)
Supervised observations and explanations of vocational agriculture teaching while serving as teacher aides. Forty contact hours of field experience in representative high schools is required.

AG ED 102 Agricultural Education Freshman Seminar 1(2,0)
Introduces students to the South Carolina agriculture education structure and provides opportunities to prepare oral presentations on selected agricultural education organizations. Assists students in understanding the value of professional organizations to agriculture education in the state and nation. Preq: Agricultural Education major.

AG ED 103 Multiculturalism in Agricultural Education 3(3, 0)
Studies the influence of various groups and their contributions to agriculture. Includes the roles of women, African-, Hispanic-, Asian-, Native-, and European-Americans.

AG ED 200 Agricultural Applications of Educational Technology 3(2,2)
Overview of microcomputer hardware and software encompassing word processing, spreadsheet, utility, Web development, and graphic communications in an agricultural context.

AG ED 201 Introduction to Agricultural Education 3(2, 3)
Principles of education, development of agricultural education, and an introduction to the formulation of instructional programs for the teaching of agricultural courses.

AG ED 202 Agricultural Education Sophomore Seminar 1(2, 0)
Instruction on how to establish a comprehensive student record-keeping system. Integration of that data into the FFA Awards program is included. Allows students hands-on experience with the total FFA Awards program on the state and national level. Preq: AG ED 102.

AG ED 203 Teaching Agriscience 3(2,3)
Integrates biological and technological concepts appropriate for teaching introductory middle or secondary school level courses in agricultural science. Topics emphasize disciplines, theories, and applications in modern agricultural production. Experiences include teaching techniques, materials, resources, and the design and implementation of new activities to facilitate teaching agriscience. Preq: BIOL 104.

AG ED 204 Applied Agriculture Calculations 3(3, 0)
Demonstrates basic mathematical applications in crop and livestock production and agribusiness and financial management. These applications aid students in understanding the mathematical applications needed in the agriculture field.

AG ED 302 Agricultural Education Junior Seminar 1(2, 0)
Allows students the opportunity to prepare and deliver information on Career Development Events (CDE) and to understand fully the CDE concepts. Students receive much needed hands-on experience at the state and national levels. Preq: AG ED 202.

AG ED 303 Mechanical Technology for Agriculture Education 3(2, 3)
Study of technical content and new technology utilized in agriculture mechanics. Integrates agriculture mechanics topics such as electrical wiring and controls, green industry maintenance, irrigation systems, and agriculture construction. Offers a delivery of mechanics instruction in the classroom and laboratory setting.

AG ED 355 Team and Organizational Leadership in the Food and Fiber System 3(3,0)
Principles and practices in planning, developing, conducting, and evaluating leadership programs for agricultural groups. Focuses on helping students better understand themselves and others; improving group communications; becoming effective leaders and members of groups; improving leadership and personal development skills; assessing leadership situations, determining and administering appropriate leadership strategies.

AG ED 400 Supervised Field Experience II 1(0, 3)
Special emphasis is placed on enhancing existing knowledge and experiences of the students. Primary focus is on becoming acquainted with the student teaching center well in advance of the customary twelve-week directed teaching experience. Forty contact hours of field experience in representative high school is required.

AG ED 401 Instructional Methods in Agricultural Education 3(2, 3)
Appropriate methods of teaching vocational agriculture in high schools. Includes procedures for organizing teaching programs, teaching high school students, and directing FFA activities.

AG ED 402 Agricultural Education Senior Seminar 1(2, 0)
Provides an opportunity to prepare and deliver information on continuing adult education. Assists students in fully understanding the adult education component of the total Secondary Agriculture Education Program. Preq: AG ED 302.

AG ED 403 Principles of Adult/Extension Education 3(3, 0)
Overview of adult/extension education and adult learning. Selection of adult education providers is reviewed with emphasis on extension. Preq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

AG ED 404 Biotechnology in Agricultural Education 3(2, 3)
Multidisciplinary introduction to theories and applications of biotechnology in agriculture and high school agricultural education. Topics include common techniques used in modern biotechnology, of their applications, and social considerations that impact the use of biotechnology in agricultural research and development. Laboratories illustrate principles covered in lecture. Preq: BIOL 104.

AG ED 406 Directed Teaching 12(0, 36)
Guided participation in the professional responsibilities of a teacher of vocational agriculture including intensive study of the problems encountered and competencies developed. Twelve weeks of directed teaching in selected schools are required. Preq: AG ED 400, 401.

AG ED 407 Internship in Extension and Leadership Education 6-12(0, 18-36)
Internship placements may include county extension offices and other appropriate extension units. Six weeks of supervised experience must be completed for six hours of credit. Twelve weeks of supervised experience must be completed for 12 hours of credit. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Preq: AG ED 400, 401, Senior standing, and consent of instructor.

AG ED 412 Senior Agriculture Leadership Seminar 1(1, 0)
Emphasizes leadership techniques and policies that affect agriculture. Students conduct research and make presentations on issues which influence agriculture policy. Preq: AP EC 202, 302.

AG ED 415 Leadership of Volunteers 3(3, 0)
Provides an overview of volunteer management. The knowledge, skills, and abilities required of professional managers to involve volunteers effectively in the work of organizations are examined.

AG ED 416 Ethics and Issues in Agriculture and the Food and Fiber System 3(3, 0)
Explores ethical theories, concepts of critical thinking, and major ethical issues in American agriculture. The major social, political, economic, and ethical issues that arise in connection to the “food and fiber system” are examined and potential solutions considered.

AG ED 423 Curriculum 2(2, 0)
Curriculum goals and related planning for career and continuing education programs.

AG ED 425 Teaching Agricultural Mechanics 2(1,3)
Organizing course content, conducting and managing an agricultural mechanics laboratory, shop safety, microteaching demonstrations of psychomotor skills, and methods of teaching manipulative abilities.

AG ED 428 Special Studies in Agricultural Education 1-3(1-3, 0)
Students study, individually or collectively, selected topics and/or problems in agricultural education to meet the particular needs of the clientele enrolled. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

AG ED 431 Methods in Environmental Education 3(3, 0)
Study of various techniques appropriate for teaching environmental education. Instruction is applicable to elementary, high school, and adult-level teachers. Offered summer session only.

AG ED 440 Program Development in Adult/Extension Education 3(3, 0)
Principles, theory, and practice in planning and conducting educational programs in adult/extension settings. Preq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

AG ED (ED F, THRD) 480 Educational Applications of Microcomputers 3(2, 2)
See ED F 480.

AG ED (ED F, THRD) 482 Advanced Educational Applications of Microcomputers 3(2, 2)
See ED F 482.