Fall 2021 Course Offerings

AED 150A1: Learn to Teach to Learn

This course is designed to assist learners acquire and develop knowledge and strategies than enhance academic and personal development and help becoming an effective college-level adult learner and presenter. Particular emphasis will be placed on both learning and instructional skills such as critical thinking, developing personal and educational goals, improving comprehension, applying organizational techniques, making use of evaluation, fostering career planning and leadership, and recognizing and responding to different learning, teaching, and instructional styles.


AED 150C1: Food, Fiber & Natural Resources

Students will explore American agriculture, specifically the food, fiber, and natural resources industries.  Students will be able to identify and describe essential aspects of each industry and apply learned knowledge to present day agriculture in order to make informed decisions as consumers of agriculture.  The course is designed for students with limited agricultural knowledge who wish to expand their knowledge base in this field of study.


AED 195A: Freshman Colloquium 

Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons, usually in a small group setting.  Designed to give students insight into the concepts and practices which typify different academic disciplines, and introduce students to the methods and standards of the discipline for discovering new knowledge, the values which characterize the field of study, advances in the field, impact on society, and career opportunities.


AED 195B: Professional Resiliency Colloquium 

A colloquium course that explores the best practices in developing personal and professional resiliency.


AGTM 100: Principles and Practices of Agricultural Mechanization 

Basic principles and operative skills in construction and maintenance which are part of agricultural operations in production and urban agriculture systems. Principles for wood and metal construction, inert gas welding, plasma cutting, and construction of wood and metal projects are included. Major emphasis is placed on safety in the laboratory.


ALC 196A: Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

In this course, students will examine and develop a set of attitudes, skills, and behaviors that support an entrepreneurial mindset. Particular emphasis will be on learning how to identify opportunities to solve unmet economic and social needs and to marshal the resources necessary to create and deliver value for stakeholders.


AED 210: Resiliency and Human Potential 

The course provides a background in resiliency research to assist learners in acquiring the knowledge and strategies to enhance personal and professional resilience. Understand, assess, plan, and apply resiliency practices that manage stress to foster academic, personal and professional development.


AED 295B: Heritage and Traditions of the University of Arizona 

The rich heritage of the Land-Grant mission and the events and people who have influenced and shaped the traditions that are part of the University of Arizona will be explored.


AED 295C: Wildcat Traditions of the University of Arizona

The events and people that have influenced and shaped the Wildcat traditions that are part of The University of Arizona will be explored.


AED 301: Youth Leadership Development 

Characteristics of effective advisors, leadership styles, strategies for the management and organization of youth groups in agriculture, practice in leadership development techniques.


AED 311: Professional Leadership Concepts

This course will introduce you to a broad range of practical and theoretical leadership concepts. Within those leadership concepts you will identify the essential traits of effective leaders in academic and professional settings. Throughout the course you will be asked to consider the effect that knowledge, behavior, social influence, and decision making have on the leadership role. Course participants will use the knowledge and understanding gained in this course to complete a leadership project that requires each participant to actively use leadership traits in an appropriate academic or professional setting.


AGTM 350: Applications in Agricultural Mechanics

The fundamentals of electric power, electric motors, and leveling and measurement, and the internal combustion engine. Subject matter is selected to provide the fundamentals of applied mechanical knowledge and skills basic to urban agricultural mechanization and appropriate for instructional programs in agricultural mechanics at the secondary school level.


AED 438: The Teaching of Secondary School Agricultural Science

Specific methods, objectives, organization of subject matter, and evaluation in the various subjects.


AED 496D: Teaching Science and Mathematics Through Inquiry

This seminar will provide a comprehensive introduction to teaching science and mathematics through inquiry.  The seminar will consist of team taught sessions that include student and instructor presentations, active learning exercises, and discussions.


AED 497F: Structured English Immersion Teaching Methodology

Applied practice in sheltered content instruction for English language learners within Arizona Agriscience programs. Topics include:  lesson plan development, sheltered teaching strategies, first and second language acquisition theory and the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model.  This course is designed to meet and fulfill the LRC 417 requirements.


ALC 411: Principles and Applications of Organizational Innovation

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices central to organizational innovation and leadership. Frameworks and methods for designing, developing, and implementing innovation within agricultural organizations and industrial settings and environments will be explored. The overarching goal of the course is to equip students with the perspective and skill base necessary to be leaders of innovation and change within agricultural organizations that extend across educational, public, governmental, and industrial settings and environments.


ALC 422: Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture and the Life Sciences

Principles and processes of knowledge diffusion and methods of transferring appropriate technology to user/clientele groups. Communicating effectively within organizations.


ALC 496: Special Topics in Agricultural Leadership and Communication

The Special Topics course opens the possibility to offer a variety of subjects that enhance the curriculum as a response to current issues and trending topics in ag leadership and communications. The scope of work shall vary depending on the content of course.


ALC 497: Assessment of Early Stage Investment Opportunities in Agricultural and Life Science Innovations

In this course, students will learn to analyze the economic and social impact potential of early stage agriculture, life and veterinary sciences technology innovations. Additionally, students will, in teams, apply their assessment skills to identify current or anticipated unmet needs in agriculture, life and veterinary sciences and will develop innovative ideas of their own to resolve these identified unmet needs. Sample agricultural innovations will be selected by the instructor from applicants for investment to the local organized early-stage investor group, the Desert Angels, as well as to other investor and venture capital organizations across the United States.


CTE 400: Principles and Philosophies of Career and Technical Education

Understanding the historical social and economic values of career and technical education through investigation of federal laws, and state policies. As well as, developing a symbiotic philosophy with administration, theories, and principles in mind in regards to programs in the secondary school.


CTE 410: Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Education

Creating an understanding for the development of robust classroom curriculum, aligned with Arizona State and CTE standards, and incorporating learning devices geared for student success. This development process will focus on the total program within CTE, and assist in planning year-long curriculum maps with an emphasis on writing objectives, cross walking standards, and elaboration on objective building for full lesson creation and implementation. 


CTE 420: Classroom Instructional Development for Career and Technical Education

Implementing principles of teaching and learning based on classroom instruction objectives, as well as, development of content for lesson planning. Based on contextual needs within specific CTE programming, methodology, instruction techniques, and assessments will be developed. Basic classroom management skills will also be compared.


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