Agriculture Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

AGRI180 The University Experience 1.0 Fa/Spr

A college success course for agricultural majors new to California State University, Chico. The course will explore the academic and social opportunities and resources available to promote successful completion of the student's educational goals. Meets the first half of the semester. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly AGRI 010.

AGRI181 Coordinating Group Agricultural Activities 1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0 to 2.0 units. An individualized class designed to develop and refine the student's ability to organize and coordinate Agriculture field days and other related group activities. Maximum of four semesters and/or 4 units toward BS degree. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly AGRI 009.

AGRI198 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. SeeThe Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly AGRI 098.

AGRI201 Introduction to Agricultural Education 3.0 Fall

Objectives, nature, and scope of teaching vocational agriculture. Types of programs and career opportunities in vocational education. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 100.

AGRI210 Directed Field Experience Agricultural Education 2.0 Fall

An individualized class in gaining teaching experience through observation and critique of high school students and teachers in the classroom, at FFA events, and in supervised occupational experiences. Formerly AGRI 101.

AGRI305 Agricultural Genetics and Biotechnology 4.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ANSC 101 or BIOL 108 or PSSC 101; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.

Mendelian inheritance, gene structure and action, sex-related inheritance, linkage and mapping, aneuploidy, polyploidy, population and quantitative inheritance, inbreeding and heterosis. Activities feature techniques in biotechnology with agricultural applications. Formerly AGRI 145.

AGRI321 Program Development in Agriculture Education 2.0 Spring

Up-to-date approaches in integrated program development based on occupational opportunities and community needs. Philosophy, organization, and administration of agricultural education programs. Development of curriculum, supervised occupational experience, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and summer programs. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 209.

AGRI331 Agricultural Ecology 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Completion of lower division core.

An interdisciplinary treatment of physical and biological environments used for agriculture. Historical and ecological nature of agriculture its impact on the landscape and society. Comparison of sustainable and non-sustainable agricultural practices. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 111.

AGRI380A Fair Management and Ag Leadership 3.0 Fall

A study of the California fair system, including budgets, interim events, sponsorships, entertainment, exhibits, and purpose. Development of interpersonal skills needed to develop and coordinate agricultural events. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 190A.

AGRI380B Agricultural Leadership and Fair Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: AGRI 380A or permission of the instructor.

Development of communication and organizational skills needed to plan and conduct agricultural educational events, particularly those associated with fairs. Students will update their resumes, be interviewed and selected for leadership roles associated with the College of Agriculture's spring events calendar. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 190B.

AGRI398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Spring

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly AGRI 198.

AGRI399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research in agriculture under direct supervision of a faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly AGRI 199.

AGRI420 Techniques in Vocational Agricultural Instruction 2.0 Spring
Prerequisites: AGRI 201 or faculty permission.

Preparation for student teaching in agriculture. Orientation to classroom situations. Development of plans for teachign, including daily lessons and unit plans, utilization of source information, and resources. Class demonstration in teaching procedures, analysis, and evaluation. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 129.

Mechanics
AGRI421 Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Agricultural 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: AGET 120. Recommended: AGET 150.

Curriculum development and methods of teaching and motivating students in agricultural mechanics. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 296.

AGRI432 Holistic Resource Management 3.0 EvnFa
Prerequisites: AGRI 331.

A study of the design of sustainable, ecologically sound agricultural production systems. Case studies, problem-solving, and simulation modeling will be used to explore the influence of management decisions on the short- and long-term viability of agroecosystems. Formerly AGRI 231.

AGRI482 Agricultural Issues 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

A critical examination of major issues confronting agriculture. Students research current issues relevant to the role of agriculture in society. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly AGRI 292.

AGRI490 Agricultural Experimental Research 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: AGRI 331.

Students will design and execute applied agriculture research projects that seek to improve the management of agricultural enterprises. Students will learn the most common experimental designs for agricultural research, utilize computer programs to analyze and interpret experimental data and further develop scientific writing skills. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 230A.

AGRI491 Agricultural Experimental Research 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: AGRI 490.

This course is a continuation of AGRI 490. Students complete a research project and professional research paper and present research findings through public forums. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGRI 230B.

AGRI498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly AGRI 298.

AGRI499H Honors Research in Agriculture 6.0 Fa/Spr

An intensive 6-unit, one-year course in agricultural research. See School office for details. Open only to students with at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. The course consists of a faculty-supervised research project, a thesis, and a public presentation. Formerly AGRI 299H.

AGRI520 Supervised Teaching: Agriculture 10.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the fifth-year program in agricultural education.

Supervised teaching in public secondary school daily for one semester. Candidate will arrange his/her schedule so that he/she is free from all campus obligations. Formerly AGRI 210.

AGRI521 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Vocational Agriculture 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the fifth-year program in agricultural education.

Principles of curriculum development in agriculture; methods of teaching and organization of teaching material. Formerly AGRI 211.

Agricultural Business Course Offerings

ABUS101 Introduction to Agricultural Business and Economics 3.0 Fa/Spr

The role of agricultural business in the economy. Introductory economic and business principles and their application to the solution of agricultural problems. Formerly ABUS 080.

ABUS211 Agricultural Selling and Consulting 3.0 Spring

Application of selling and consulting techniques for agribusiness firms. Formerly ABUS 111.

ABUS261 Farm Accounting 3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the principles of farm accounting, farm business record keeping, agribusiness management, financial analysis, and enterprise budgeting. Formerly ABUS 083.

ABUS262 Management Accounting for Agriculture 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ABUS 261 or ACCT 201.

Cost concepts as a management tool in agriculture are explored. Budgeting techniques for planning and control and for long-term projects are developed. Formerly ABUS 062.

ABUS298 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly ABUS 098.

ABUS300 Agricultural Business Competition 1.0 Fa/Spr

This course prepares interested students for regional and national Quiz Bowl competition of the American Agricultural Economics Association. Areas of preparation include agricultural business and economics, general agriculture, statistics, economics, accounting, finance management and marketing. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ABUS 100.

ABUS301 Agricultural Production Economics and Quantitative Analysis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or ECON 103.

Application of microeconomic theory to the agricultural production process, including single and multivariate production and cost functions, price determination in competitive and non-competitive markets and programs. Formerly ABUS 180.

ABUS311 Agricultural Markets and Pricing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ABUS 101.

Economic principles applied to the marketing of agricultural products. Function, structure, and operation of agricultural markets. Introduction to the futures market. Trends in marketing of California agricultural crops and livestock. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ABUS 182.

ABUS312 Wholesaling and Retailing Food Products 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ABUS 311.

This course covers principles and practices of distributing food from producer to consumer. The functions of wholesalers and intermediate handlers, including food brokers, are discussed. An in-depth analysis of the food retail industry is included. Formerly ABUS 212.

ABUS321 Agribusiness Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or equivalent.

The application of economic and management principles to the planning, control, and organization of agribusiness firms. Linear programming applications, decision trees, inventory control, and equipment replacement. Formerly ABUS 121.

ABUS327 Agricultural Business Seminar 1.0-2.0 Inquire

This course is offered for 1.0-2.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Current topics in agribusiness and industry. Application of business management concepts to agriculture; exploring careers in agribusiness and industry. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Formerly ABUS 280.

ABUS331 Agricultural Management Information Systems 3.0 Fa/Spr

Survey of microcomputer applications for agribusiness management, emphasizing personnel productivity software, including database manager, advanced spreadsheet, and electronic communication software. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ABUS 181.

ABUS332 Agribusiness Systems Quantitative Methods 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ABUS 101, MATH 105.

Data drawn from applied agricultural business systems research and technologically based agricultural systems will be analyzed and interpreted. Programming (mathematics) and regression (statistics) will be introduced as the primary tools to perform these analyses. Students will perform their own analyses and evaluate results of analyses done by others. The evaluation will be done in order to suggest methodological changes and revised data requirements. Journal articles will be reviewed. This course is a prerequisite for other upper-division couses in the ABUS major. Formerly ABUS 130.

ABUS341 Natural Resource Economics 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or faculty permission.

The economics of renewable natural resource use, management, development, and allocation. Conflicts in use, markets for resources, cases of market failure, and economic conservation will be discussed. Formerly ABUS 184.

ABUS389 Internship in Agribusiness 1.0-3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Permission of Internship Coordinator.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Work experience with selected agribusinesses, including financial institutions, marketing agencies, management firms, farms, ranches, private or public agencies. Experience must be related to business aspects of agriculture. Supervised by faculty and staff of cooperating banks, farms, agencies, and corporations. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ABUS 189.

ABUS390 World Food and Hunger Issues 3.0 Fa/Spr

A study of agricultural problems and policies of developing nations. Emphasis on cultural values; physical, economic, and political constraints; hunger and international trade. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western course. Formerly ABUS 192.

ABUS398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly ABUS 198.

ABUS399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units repectively. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ABUS 199.

ABUS411 Agricultural Marketing Planning 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ABUS 311 or faculty permission.

To provide an in-depth understanding of operating marketing planning and implementation. Development of a marketing plan including product and market assessment, financial evaluation justification, a plan of action, and an evaluation/control component. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ABUS 290F.

ABUS415 Agricultural Price Analysis 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ABUS 311, ABUS 332 or equivalent.

Analysis of price-determining factors for agricultural products. Business conditions and changes in supply and demand for domestic and international agricultural commodities. Study of structure, conduct, and performance of agricultural markets. Monopolistic practices and relative efficiency of markets. Formerly ABUS 282.

ABUS421 Advanced Agribusiness Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ABUS 301, ABUS 321.

Agribusiness organization and management. Budgeting, input-output relationships, and enterprise analysis in decision making. Application of economic and management principles. Human resource management. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ABUS 283.

ABUS425 Cooperatives Seminar 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ABUS 101, ABUS 311, senior standing.

Cooperative principles and philosophy. Types and importance of cooperative activity in the U.S. accounting for cooperative activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ABUS 290X.

ABUS426 Farm Labor 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Senior standing; completion of 6 units of upper-division ABUS courses.

An examination of the critical role played by labor in the development and vitality of California's agricultural industry. Emphasis on policy issues related to functioning of labor markets, employment practices, unionization and collective bargaining, immigration, and mechanization. Formerly ABUS 290P.

ABUS437 Computers in Agriculture Seminar 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ABUS 331 or equivalent.

An advanced study of microcomputer applications for agribusiness management. Students are trained in advanced uses of a data base manager, an electronic spreadsheet, and various applications software for cost accounting, production management, and planning. Formerly ABUS 290V.

ABUS451 Agricultural Policy 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Senior standing, ABUS 301, ECON 102.

Domestic and international issues in U.S. agricultural food policy. A study of the major problems confronting agriculture, the process by which government formulates agricultural policy, and the socio-economic impact of current government programs. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ABUS 185.

ABUS453 Agricultural Law 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: BLAW 302, senior standing.

An examination of the rules of contract, tort, property, and other laws of practical concern to agricultural business operations. Emphasis will be on applications relevant to the California farm sector and will focus on business organization, finance, estate planning, and the evolution of California law on land and water use, labor relations, and environmental protection. Formerly ABUS 290W.

ABUS464 Farm and Ranch Appraisal 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ABUS 101.

Principles and techniques of farm and ranch appraisal. Valuation of farm and rural resources. Formerly ABUS 188.

ABUS465 Agricultural Finance 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ABUS 101.

Financing of agricultural enterprises. Principles, methods, and institutions involved in financing farming enterprises and related agricultural industries. Coordinated financial statements. Capital budgeting. Formerly ABUS 187.

ABUS498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units repectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly ABUS 298C.

ABUS499H Honors Independent Study in Agribusiness 6.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

An intensive 6-unit, one-year investigation of a research topic in agricultural business. See School office for details. Open to students with at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. Course consists of a faculty-supervised research project, a thesis, and a public presentation. Formerly ABUS 299H.

Agricultural Engineering Technology Course Offerings

AGET110 Directed Work AGET 1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Weekly conferences for students with projects; directed work on the University Farm and elsewhere. Individual and group problems. Maximum of four semesters and/or 4 units toward BS degree. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly AGET 009L.

AGET120 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics 3.0 Fall

Selection, care, and use of common tools; study of safety, common materials and skills used in electrical, plumbing, woodworking, metal work, and land measurement in the field of agriculture. Formerly AGET 120.

AGET125 Agricultural Welding and Fabrication 3.0 Inquire

A study of welding processes used in the agricultural industry, including arc, oxy, TIG, MIG, submerged arc, and intershield. Techniques used in hardfacing, cast iron, aluminum, cutting, fabrication, project design, and weld quality control will be included. Formerly AGET 091.

AGET150 Agricultural Machine Systems 3.0 Fa/Spr

Principles of operation, adjustments, calibration, and safety of wheel and track-type tractors including implements and equipment commonly used in California agriculture. Formerly AGET 085.

AGET155 Small Power Units 2.0 Inquire

The study of small power units and equipment, including engine theory, operation, maintenance, service, safety, and repair. Equipment selection and cost analysis will also be considered. Formerly AGET 084.

AGET230 Farm Structures 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: AGET 120 or equivalent.

Methods of construction, use of materials, and animal requirements. Cost estimating. Formerly AGET 290.

AGET340 GPS & GIS in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management 3.0 Spring

Application of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in agriculture and natural resource management. Identification and delineation of locations and areas; collection, analysis, storage, and retrieval of site and time specific data for agriculture and natural resource management and monitoring. Formerly AGET 196.

AGET350 Energy Alternatives in Agriculture 3.0 Inquire

A study of energy alternatives currently used in agriculture, including solar, biomass, wind, and water. Emphasis on biomass conversions, including anaerobic digestion, fermentation, gasification, and direct combustion. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGET 175.

AGET360 Irrigation 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: PSSC 101 or PSSC 250.

Field practices of irrigation. Evapotranspiration, soil/moisture relationships, water measurement, pumps, wells, drainage, and sprinkler, drip, and surface systems. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly AGET 152.

AGET389 Internship in Agricultural Engineering Technology 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Prior approval of academic goals by the Internship Coordinator.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Work experience with selected farm machinery shop or corporations is to be completed and supervised by faculty and staff of cooperating ranch or industry. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly AGET 189.

AGET399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, faculty permission.

This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research/problem solving under direct supervision of a faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly AGET 199.

AGET440 Agricultural Control Systems 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: AGET 120.

A study of agricultural equipment (harvesters, irrigation systems, etc.) and the computer, electronic, electrical, and mechanical controls involved. The operation, installation, trouble-shooting, and maintenance of control systems in agricultural applications. Formerly AGET 295.

AGET487 Personnel Safety and Equipment Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Workplace safety, rules and regulations. Equipment selection, maintenance, trends, and economics. Determining equipment requirements and costs. Systems for recording parts, services, and maintenance. Formerly AGET 287.

Animal Science Course Offerings

ANSC101 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0 Fa/Spr

An overview, using a scientific perspective, of farm animals. Highlights anatomy and physiology of farm animals, reproduction, nutrition, animal health, animal products, animal behavior, and pertinent social issues, such as animal rights. Includes human opportunity to influence trait inheritance, population densities, and productivity. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly ANSC 002.

ANSC110 Directed Work Experience in Animal Sciences 1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr

This course is work experience offered for 1.0 to 2.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Weekly conferences for students with projects; directed work on the University Farm and elsewhere. Individual and group problems. Maximum of four semesters and/or 4 units toward BS degree. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly ANSC 009.

ANSC120 Livestock Skills 3.0 Fall

An introduction to selection, nutrition, health, and management of beef, sheep, swine, and dairy for livestock youth programs, including ethical practices associated with livestock exhibition. This class is designed primarily for students pursuing a career in agricultural education. Formerly ANSC 018.

ANSC160 Veterinary Practices 2.0 Fa/Spr

Designed to allow the student to become familiar with various vaccines, equipment, and restraining techniques used in routine treatment of farm animals. Selection of proper materials, veterinary nomenclature, actual handling and treatment of farm animals involved. Formerly ANSC 013.

ANSC171 Principles of Livestock <197> Beef 1.0 Inquire

Principles and practices used in the production of commerical herds of beef cattle. General husbandry, breeding, feeding, selection, housing, marketing, and records keeping. Eight weeks only. Formerly ANSC 015A.

ANSC172 Principles of Livestock <197> Sheep 1.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Principles and practices used in the production of commercial flocks of sheep. General husbandry, breeding, feeding, selection, housing, marketing, and records keeping. Eight weeks only. Formerly ANSC 015B.

ANSC173 Principles of Livestock <197> Swine 1.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Principles and practices used in the production of commercial herds of swine. General husbandry, breeding, feeding, selection, housing, marketing, and records keeping. Eight weeks only. Formerly ANSC 015C.

ANSC174 Principles of Livestock <197> Dairy 1.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Principles and practices used in the production of commerical herds of dairy cows. General husbandry, breeding, feeding, selection, housing, marketing, and records keeping. Eight weeks only. Formerly ANSC 015D.

ANSC175 Basic Horse Science 3.0 Spring

Principles and practices used in the horse industry. An introduction to feeding, breeding, selection, housing, health, use, handling, training, tack, and basic equitation. Formerly ANSC 016.

ANSC198 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly ANSC 098.

ANSC230 Animal Feeds and Nutrition 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the nutrition of domestic and wild animals with emphasis on appropriate nutrition for various activities. A survey of the integration of feed production and animal production systems. Computer formulation and analysis of diets to achieve desired performance levels of animals. Formerly ANSC 011.

ANSC250 Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation 3.0 Spring

Evaluation of market livestock as related to growth and development, production efficiency, carcass merit, selection of breeding animals based on performance, production records and visual appraisal. Specific reference to factors determining carcass value. Formerly ANSC 017.

ANSC260 Advanced Veterinary Practices 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ANSC 160.

Disease control practices and methods as they apply to food animals and horses. Includes theory and use of various disease control practices, such as sanitation, vaccination, and treatments for the various diseases and parasites. Students will learn common veterinary practices as applied in animal agriculture. Formerly ANSC 113.

ANSC272 Sheep Production and Management 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.

A study of approved practices in commercial and purebred sheep production with emphasis on production costs, disease, nutrition, genetic selection, production records, niche marketing, and contributions of sheep to environmental sustainability. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ANSC 217.

ANSC273 Swine Production and Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.

A study of approved practices in commercial and purebred swine production with emphasis on production costs, disease, reproduction, nutrition, genetic selection, production records and niche marketing. Formerly ANSC 216.

ANSC301 Intermediate Animal Systems 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.

An overview of world and United States animal production systems, emphasizing the scientific principles and management of large and small ruminants (beef, dairy, sheep, goats), monogastrics (swine, equine), and well as meat, poultry, and aquaculture. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ANSC 100.

ANSC320 Advanced Livestock Selection and Carcass Evaluation 3.0 Fall

Develop skills in quality grading and yield grading animals both live and on the rail. Improve skills in selecting animals in pasture conditions and develop ability to explain decisions and be able to accurately describe their reasons. Numerous field trips to fairs and ranches will be required. Formerly ANSC 112.

ANSC330 Animal Nutrition 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ANSC 101 or BIOL 210, ANSC 230.

A study of the nutritive requirements of animals for maintenance, growth, lactation, reproduction and other bodily functions. Intermediary metabolism of nutrients, chemical and animal analysis of feedstuffs, design and implementation of nutrition studies and writing of a scientific paper. Formerly ANSC 121.

ANSC340 Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ANSC 101 or BIOL 108.

The physiological mechanisms of reproduction in domestic animal species. Principles of reproductive anatomy, gamete formation, endocrinology, cyclicity and parturition. The laboratory experience will emphasize theory learned in lecture and will include uses of reproductive technology to maximize reproductive efficiency and fertility. Formerly ANSC 123.

ANSC350 Meat and the Consumer 3.0 Fa/Spr

Muscle growth and composition, nutritional and health concerns, meat safety and advances in product development, preparation and storage. Formerly ANSC 019.

ANSC360 Animal Health and Disease 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ANSC 101 or BIOL 210.

A study of disease processes in livestock. Principles of disease organisms and the physiology of infection. Mechanisms in which the body combats infections, i.e., immune response. Herd health considerations for prevention and treatment. Formerly ANSC 122.

ANSC375 Advanced Horse Science 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ANSC 175, ANSC 230, faculty permission.

Advanced topics in the study of horses. Advanced studies will include breeding, genetics, nutrition, disease and parasite control, exercise physiology, and management practices of the modern horse enterprise. Formulation of least-cost rations and planning in the horse industry are studied. Formerly ANSC 116.

ANSC389 Internship in Animal Science 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Prior approval of academic goals by the Internship Coordinator.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Work experience with selected livestock operations is to be completed and supervised by faculty and staff of cooperating livestock ranch. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ANSC 189.

ANSC398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. SeeThe Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly ANSC 198.

ANSC399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research in animal science under direct supervision of a faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ANSC 199.

ANSC440 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ANSC 101 or BIOL 101; CHEM 107. CHEM 108 is recommended.

Comparative study of anatomy and physiology of organ systems, with major emphasis on farm animals. Formerly ANSC 110.

ANSC450 Food Sanitation and Quality Control 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ANSC 101; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.

This course is intended for students involved in producing, selling, and handling food products who are interested in a course on principles of food sanitation and quality control from a management standpoint. Formerly ANSC 124.

ANSC470 Livestock Production Problems 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Senior standing or faculty permission.

Investigation of current and specific problems in the various areas of animal production. Y

ANSC471 Beef Production and Management 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.

An overview of world and United States beef production systems. Investigation of the segmentation of the beef industry, including seedstock, commerical cow-calf, stocker, feedlot, packer, retailer and consumer. Integrated beef production systems will be evaluated based on consideration of genetics, nutrition, health, reproduction, and product, forage management and marketing. Formerly ANSC 215.

ANSC474 Dairy Production and Management 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.

A comprehensive study of large dairy management with emphasis placed on efficient reproduction and nutrition and their profit. Additional studies include evaluation of replacement heifer development scenarios, cow comfort, and record keeping systems. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ANSC 218.

Plant and Soil Science Course Offerings

PSSC101 Introduction to Plant Science 3.0 Fa/Spr

Plant structure, growth, reproduction, and responses to the environment. How humans modify plants and environment to grow crops. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 002.

PSSC160 West Coast Crop Production 1.0 Fa/Spr

A study of people, careers, crops, and systems related to crop industries in the area. An opportunity to meet with professionals and learn about the skills required for research, management, and services that support agriculture production. Meets the second half of the semester. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSSC 060.

PSSC250 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.

Soil biology, fertility, chemistry, physical properties, taxonomy and their applications to agricultural management and environmental enhancement. Relationships of soils to the world food supply and population. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 050.

PSSC274 Greenhouse Management 3.0 OddSp

Greenhouse construction, environment, and management practices, including heating and cooling, irrigation, fertilization, and pest control. Formerly PSSC 174.

PSSC305 Introduction to Wines 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: At least 21 years of age.

Grape-growing, and winemaking in California wine types. Wine and food matching. Sensory evaluation. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 195.

PSSC309A Directed Work in Field and Row Crops 2.0 Fall

Directed work and discussion on all fall aspects of field and row crop production practices applicable to Northern California. Students are encouraged to enroll in PSSC 309B after this course. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly PSSC 109A.

PSSC309B Directed Work in Field and Row Crops 2.0 Spring
Prerequisites: PSSC 309A or faculty permission.

Directed work and discussion on all spring aspects of field and row crop production practices applicable to Northern California. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly PSSC 109B.

PSSC310A Directed Work in Orchard Crops 2.0 Spring
Prerequisites: PSSC 101.

Weekly discussions of orchard projects. Group problems and individual instruction emphasizing fruit set and growth. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly PSSC 110A.

PSSC310B Directed Work in Orchard Crops 2.0 Fall
Prerequisites: PSSC 101.

Weekly discussions of orchard projects. Group problems and individual instruction emphasizing harvesting and transport, marketing, pruning, and training systems. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly PSSC 110B.

PSSC312 Directed Work in Greenhouse Production 2.0 Fa/Spr

Directed work and discussion on all aspects of plant production in the greenhouse environment. Plant species may include ornamentals, crops, and California wildland natives. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Formerly PSSC 112.

PSSC330 Rangeland Resources and Management 3.0 Fall

A survey of North American rangeland resources and the principles of their use and management, including basic plant-animal-soil relationships and multiple use. Formerly PSSC 130.

PSSC331 Grasses and Grasslands of the Western US 3.0 OddSp
Prerequisites: BIOL 209 or PSSC 101. PSSC 330 is recommended.

Physical and biological environments of North American grasslands. Vegetative communities, dynamics, and principal species. Systematic study and identification of native and some introduced species. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 235.

PSSC332 Range Plant Identification 1.0 Inquire

Identification of the 200 most important North American rangeland plants (grasses, forbs, shrubs, trees) in all phenological stages. Participation in statewide and international competition. Formerly PSSC 234.

PSSC334 Wetland and Riparian Resources and Management 3.0 OddFa
Prerequisites: Completion of lower-division core.

History of alteration and loss of wetland and riparian resources. Classification, description, and functions of meadows, marshes, lakes, rivers, and riparian corridors. Principal uses, impacts, and values. Inventory, monitoring, and management of riparian resources. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 134.

PSSC340 Economic Entomology 3.0 OddFa

A survey of the structure and function of insects, leading to a fundamental understanding of applied insect ecology and taxonomy. Particular emphasis is placed on arthropod species of economic importance to humans. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 140.

PSSC342 Plant Pathology 3.0 EvnFa
Prerequisites: PSSC 101.

Major diseases of agricultural crops; their symptoms, causal agents, and control methods. Consideration of the roles of environment, cultural practices, and genetics on their development. Formerly PSSC 142.

PSSC343 Introduction to Weed Science 3.0 OddSp
Prerequisites: AGRI 331.

Identification, modes of spread, and population ecology of weeds and other invasive plant species. Biological, cultural, mechanical, and chemical control of weeds and invasive species. Methods of crop/vegetation management to control and reduce weed populations. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 143.

PSSC353 Agrichemicals 3.0 OddFa
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111; PSSC 250.

Laws and regulations, safety, application, properties, mode of action, toxicology, and environmental impacts of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals used in agriculture. Fertilizers are also discussed in relation to plant nutrition and production. Formerly PSSC 153.

PSSC354 Soil Physical Properties and Production Practices 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: PSSC 101, PSSC 250.

The physical properties of texture, structure, density, porosity, and consistence will be examined from a production aspect. Measurement of and changes in these properties will be studied, with interest in the modifications made on the soil by tillage. Recommended for agriculture majors. Formerly PSSC 154.

PSSC356 Soil Quality and Health 3.0 EvenSp
Prerequisites: PSSC 250 or instructor permission.

Course examines the capacity of the soil to function within natural and managed ecosystems to sustain plant/animal productivity, maintain or enhance water and air quality, and support human health and habitation. Soil quality factors include biological, physical, and chemical soil properties. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 156.

PSSC360 Ecology of Crop Production 3.0 EvenSp
Prerequisites: AGRI 331.

Ecological processes governing the structure and behavior of cultivated ecosystems. Emphasis on mechanistic and systems views of the physical and biological environment, photosynthetic productivity, competition,adaptation, nutrient cycling, and energy relations. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 160.

PSSC361 Production of Annual Crops 3.0 Fall

This course covers the requirements and cultural practices needed for maximizing yields of annual field crops. Principles affecting growth development and management will be covered. For field experience, students are advised to enroll in PSSC 309A/PSSC 309B. Formerly PSSC 161.

PSSC363 Forage Crops 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: BIOL 209 or PSSC 101 or PSSC 330.

Grasses and legumes; their production and management for irrigated pastures, hay, silage, and seed. Plant characteristics and adaptation. Formerly PSSC 163.

PSSC364 Seed Production 3.0 EvnFa
Prerequisites: BIOL 209 or PSSC 101 or faculty permission.

Principles and practices of seed-crop production. Federal, state, and county seed laws. Certified seed program. Seed testing and laboratory analysis; seed-borne diseases and seed treatments. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 144.

PSSC366 Fruit and Nut Production 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Managing and optimizing the fruit and nut production system. Selection of planting sites and varieties, tree training and pruning, pollination, thinning, irrigation, mineral nutrition, and pest management are included. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 176.

PSSC389 Internship 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Junior standing, faculty permission.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Internship with private industry, state, federal, international, or non-profit organization. One unit of credit will be given for every 100 hours of work. Selected topic must be in a Plant and Soil Science Option area. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSSC 189.

PSSC390 Food Forever: Comparisons of Sustainable Food Production Systems 3.0 Fa/Spr

How ecological factors, technology, and human values interact to determine available choices of food and its production. Consequences of these choices in terms of community structures, resource allocations, and stability of agro-ecosystems. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Cross-Cultural Exploration. Not intended for majors, but open to them. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western course. Formerly PSSC 100.

PSSC392 World Food and Fiber Systems 3.0 Fa/Spr

A study and analysis of various world agriculture systems that provide food and fiber. Environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political factors. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western course. Formerly PSSC 192.

PSSC398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. SeeThe Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly PSSC 198.

PSSC399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research in plant science/soil science/land stewardship under direct supervision of a faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSSC 199.

PSSC433 Wildland Vegetation Ecology 3.0 EvnFa
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.

Vegetation ecology with special reference to grassland, shrubland, and woodland communities and ecosystems. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 233.

PSSC436 Vegetation Dynamics and Management 3.0 OddSp
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.

Dynamics of selected vegetation types of the arid western U.S. Role and impact of herbivory and fire. Use of grazing and fire in vegetation management. Formerly PSSC 236.

PSSC437 Wildland Classification and Inventory 3.0 EvenSp
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.

Quantitative approaches, methods, and field techniques for the classification, description, and inventory of grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, and forestlands. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 237.

PSSC438 Landscape Ecology 3.0 OddFa
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of the lower-division core.

Nature and impact of continuity and patchiness, of plant and animal movement and of material flow on the structure and dynamics of wildland and agrarian landscapes. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 238.

PSSC441 Principles of Integrated Pest Management 3.0 EvenSp
Prerequisites: AGRI 331; PSSC 340 or PSSC 342 or PSSC 343.

An introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated management of insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds, dealing with such areas as the agro-ecosystem, population dynamics, and specific approaches to pest management. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 241.

PSSC451 Soil Genesis and Classification 3.0 OddFa
Prerequisites: PSSC 250 or faculty permission.

An examination of the factors of soil formation, criteria and systems of soil classification. The laboratory consists of five all-day field trips. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 251.

PSSC452 Computer Application in Irrigation and Soils 2.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: AGET 360 or PSSC 250.

Computer applications in soils and irrigation, emphasizing hands-on use of various application programs, including irrigation scheduling, soil salinity, systems, and land-leveling. Formerly PSSC 252.

PSSC453 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3.0 EvnFa
Prerequisites: PSSC 250.

Properties of soils, fertilizers, and plant materials. Soil amendments and soil reaction effects on plants. Fertilizer usage. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 253.

PSSC456 Water Quality, Saline Soils 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: AGET 360 or faculty permission.

Irrigation water quality, soil salinity, and drainage as related to yield reduction in agricultural production. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 256.

PSSC458 Irrigation Systems 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: AGET 360 or faculty permission.

Design of sprinkler, drip, furrow, and surface irrigation systems. Includes pump, pipeline, and economics. Formerly PSSC 258.

PSSC464 Plant Reproduction Systems 3.0 OddSp
Prerequisites: PSSC 101 or BIOL 209; AGRI 305, or faculty permission.

Principles and pactices of sexual and asexual reproduction. Physiological, enviornmental, and industry requirements for quality seed production, certification. Asexual propagation through cuttings, grafting, budding, micro-propagation, somatic embryogenesis. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 244.

PSSC478 Plant Tissue Culture 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: BIOL 414.

Principles of tissue culture and related methods. Use in research, plant breeding, and propagation of ornamental, vegetable, agronomic, and fruit crops. Laboratory organization, media, and current research. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSSC 278.

PSSC489 Internship 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: PSSC 389, senior/graduate standing, faculty permission.

Eight-week or equivalent internship with private industry, state, federal, international, or non-profit organization. Selected topic must be in a PSSC option area. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSSC 289.

PSSC498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. SeeThe Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly PSSC 298.