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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit


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Courses in "AGNR-Agriculture and Natural Resources"

AGNR - Agriculture and Natural Resources

AGNR 100 Agriculture Discovery: An Educational Odyssey Exploring Food, Culture, and the Environment (3) Explores the history, cultural impact, and current issues of agriculture. Students are exposed to the wide range of professional opportunities associated with the use of plants and animals in the production and processing of food for human consumption. Students learn from Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) faculty and USDA collaborators through lectures, labs and field trips to facilities in the Baltimore-Washington area.

AGNR 270 Technology Training Seminar (2-3) Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Also offered as: BSCI279. Credit only granted for: AGNR270 or BSCI279. A hands-on training seminar about pedagogical applications of information technology and mastery of several technical skills. Special emphasis is placed on gainfully understanding technological issues such as copyright and intellectual property, accessibility, and usability.

AGNR 301 Sustainability (3) Also offered as: PUAF301. Credit only granted for: AGNR301 or PUAF301. Designed for students whose academic majors would be enhanced by the complementary study of a widely shared but hard-to-operationalize aspiration: that present choices should preserve or improve future options rather than foreclose or degrade them. How should we understand sustainability? How might we achieve it? How would we know if we had achieved it? And how could sustainability activists of a rising generation lead by example?

AGNR 323 Developing Youth Programs (3) Formerly: AGRI323. Concepts involved in planning and executing nonformal educational programs developed to meet the needs of youth. Emphasize the identification of opportunities, needs, and problems of youth in all socioeconomic levels; and analysis of methods of working with youth groups and developing volunteer staff.

AGNR 333 Agriculture's Progression toward Industrialization (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. A survey reading course. Plots the global progression of agriculture toward industrialization and conflicts along the way. Reviews major trends, highlights contrasting perspectives, and reviews contemporary issues in agriculture and agricultural development.

AGNR 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Permission of AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Formerly: AGRI386.

AGNR 388 Honors Thesis Research (3-6) Restriction: Must be admitted to AGNR Honors program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Formerly: AGRI388. Undergraduate honors thesis research conducted under the direction of an AGNR faculty member in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the College of AGNR Honors Program. The thesis will be defended to a faculty committee.

AGNR 400 International Agricultural Extension and Development (3) Formerly: AGRI400. Examination of the social and ethical issues that shape extension's role in the agriculture sector of countries worldwide and that determine its contribution to international development. Review of a wide range of literature from scholars, governments, and international organizations.

AGNR 422 International Agriculture Science and Culture (6) Restriction: Permission of AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Immersion-based, intensive course of study in a foreign agricultural education setting. UM Students will study with local students in a variety of University classes and field experiences in agriculture, natural resources and environmental sciences, laboratory science, economics, education technology, etc. Students will learn customs, culture and language of the host country.

AGNR 423 Exploring International Agriculture (3) Restriction: Permission of AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; and must not have completed AGNR422. Immersion-based, intensive course of study in a foreign agricultural setting. Students may expect to have university classes and field experiences in one or more agriculture and natural resource disciplines. Students will learn about the culture and customs of the host country as well as undertake at least an introductory language course.

AGNR 489 Field Experience (1-4) Restriction: Permission of AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Repeatable to 4 credits if content differs. Formerly: AGRI489. Credit according to time scheduled and organization of the course. A lecture series organized to study in depth a selected phase of agriculture not normally associated with one of the existing programs.

AGNR 499 Special Problems (1-3) Formerly: AGRI499.

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