AGLC- Agricultural Leadership and Communication

AGLC- Agricultural Leadership and Communication

Agricultural Leadership and Communication Option

 
The Leadership and Communication option prepares students to become effective leaders, ambassadors, and/or advocates for the agricultural industry at local, state, national, and international levels. Students pursue a course of study that is multidisciplinary providing them with a strong foundation in the agricultural sciences and natural resources, as well as transferable skills in leadership and communication. In addition to completing general education requirements, the option allows students to enroll in a breadth of coursework in technical agriculture areas such as agricultural mechanics, agricultural resource economics, animal science, entomology, plant, and soil sciences. Concurrently, students complete professional course work in areas of leadership and communication, as a focus. 
 
Coursework
An emphasis on a core of leadership and communication courses drives the professional coursework that includes youth leadership development, leadership principles and practices, team and organizational leadership, communicating knowledge in agriculture, and technology management. Additionally, students have the flexibility to develop an area of specialization in one of many selected technical agriculture areas. 
 
Internship and Field Experiences
Students enrich their professional and technical preparation by participating in one or more internship experiences and/or a defined field experiences during their junior or senior year. Internships provide students an opportunity to link theory with practice and further serve as a temporary labor pool for those agencies that have committed to participate in the internship program. The leadership and communication internships focus on experiences in non-formal teaching, professional presentations, leadership and management of projects, as well as experience in communicating with various audiences within the agricultural and related industries. 
 
Selected Course Requirements
AED 195a Freshman Colloquium
AED 295b Heritage and Traditions of the University of Arizona
ALC 301 Youth Leadership Development
ALC 309 Leadership Principles and Practice
ALC 409 Team and Organizational Leadership
ALC 410 Entreprenurial Leadership in Agriculture & Life Sciences
ALC 411 Principles and Applications of Organizational Innovation
ALC 422 Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture & Life Science
ALC 437 Methods of Facilitating Learning
ALC 462 Curriculum Development
ALC 493 Industry Internship
 
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