Spring 2022 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.


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.


AGTM 200: Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems with Applications to Agriculture

Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems provides an overview of solar energy system technology with applications to agriculture. Students will be exposed to multiple types of solar photovoltaic energy systems and system components. Students will use solar tools and materials to assemble and operate systems, measure energy output, calculate system capacity, and assess variables effecting system performance.


AED 201: Effective Organizations Using Parliamentary Law

Students will gain knowledge to effectively participate in organized societies.  Participants will explore the fundamental principles and rules of parliamentary procedure and gain the knowledge and skills to confidently conduct and participate in effective meetings.  A foundation for becoming a credentialed parliamentarian will be established.


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.


ALC 309: Leadership Principles and Practices

This course introduces learners to a broad range of readings addressing practical and theoretical leadership principles. Participants will be expected to critically examine readings and associated videos/movies. Participants will have the opportunity to apply principles from the course in a field project where particular emphasis will be placed on enhancement of self-awareness and leadership capabilities through the documented development and assessment of the field project.


AGTM 351: Operations in Agricultural Mechanics

The fundamentals of agricultural power and machinery with emphasis upon applications to urban agricultural mechanization. Competencies include set up, adjustment, lubrication, as well as operation and maintenance of  machinery involved in landscape construction, turf installation, turf maintenance, and other machinery specifically suited to urban agricultural mechanization. Selected production agriculture equipment may also be included.


ALC 409: Team and Organizational Leadership

Principles and practices in planning, developing, conducting, and evaluating leadership programs for agricultural groups. The intended audience is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students. The course focuses on helping students better understand themselves and others; improving group communication; becoming effective leaders and members of groups; improving leadership and personal development skills; assessing leadership situations, determining and administering appropriate leadership strategies, and evaluating results.


ALC 410: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Agriculture and the Life Sciences

This course is an exploration of the principles and practices of entrepreneurial leadership, and the application of such principles and practices within agricultural and rural communities, the cooperative Extension system, educational organizations and systems, agricultural agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, and agricultural enterprises and life sciences industries. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead change within and across organizations, communities, and settings that intersect the agricultural and life sciences fields.


AED 437: Methods of Facilitating Learning

Students will plan, facilitate, and assess learning experiences for myriad situations.  Students will be able to identify and apply resources and methods for facilitating learning with multiple audiences.  Students will also learn how to develop objectives and assessments, as well as design materials to use in the facilitation process.


AED 450: Total Program Development

This course is designed to prepare preservice agriculture teachers to work with the intracurricular and peripheral programs that are an integral part of the three circle model of agricultural education. Course content will include: Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, the National FFA student organization, and school and community relationships in a formal education setting.


AED 462: Curriculum Development

Designed to prepare student teachers for their year in preservice.  Provides introductory material on curriculum development, record books and SAEs (experiential education), and the FFA as it relates to agricultural education.


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.


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