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Agricultural Industries and Marketing B.S.

College of Food, Agri & Natural Resource Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 108
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
This major prepares students for careers in agricultural industries. Industries related to modern agriculture include manufacturers and distributors of farm production inputs (such as equipment, structures, health products, seeds, fertilizers, and crop protection products); assemblers, processors, manufacturers, and distributors of products originating from farms (products such as meat, milk, eggs, wool, grains, fruits, vegetables, nursery crops, flowers, and turf); and finance and insurance industries providing agricultural credit. Agribusinesses such as these, as well as state, federal, and marketing agencies, need individuals who have a broad education in the scientific (and technical) aspects of agriculture, effective work and communication skills, and quantitative and qualitative skills to solve business problems. The scientific knowledge and technical skills necessary to become an effective agribusiness professional are provided through requirements in the basic and agricultural sciences and are strengthened by selection of one of three areas of emphasis: crops and soils industries, food industries, or an individualized emphasis. With 21 free standing elective credits, all AIM majors are encouraged to pursue a CFANS or other minor. Only 6 credits in the AIM major may also be counted towards a minor. For students interested in preparing for the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) exam or the certified professional agronomist (CPAg) programs, a minor in agronomy is highly recommended.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must complete at least 14 credits in their sub-plan emphasis plus an internship or a student project. All major requirements must be taken A-F (unless only offered S-N), and students must earn a grade of at least C-.
Quantitative Foundations
MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1131 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
ANSC 3011 - Statistics for Animal Science (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or ESPM 3012 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Scientists and Managers [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Communication
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations (3.0 cr)
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4258 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3422 - Interviewing and Communication (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3441 - Introduction to Organizational Communication (3.0 cr)
Business Management
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
APEC 3411 - Commodity Marketing (3.0 cr)
or APEC 4451W - Food Marketing Economics [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
APEC 3451 - Food and Agricultural Sales (3.0 cr)
or MKTG 4030 - Sales Management (4.0 cr)
APEC 3811 - Principles of Farm Management (3.0 cr)
or APEC 3821 - Retail Center Management (3.0 cr)
or PSTL 1513 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Crops and Soils Industries
Students must complete at least 14 credits in their area of emphasis and an internship or a student project.
Science Foundations
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
SOIL 2125 - Basic Soil Science [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
BIOC 1001 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences (3.0 cr)
Agriculture
AGRO 1103 - Crops, Environment, and Society [ENV] (4.0 cr)
AGRO 1660W - First-Year Colloquium/Experience in Agroecosystems Analysis [WI] (2.0 cr)
AGRO 4660 - Senior Capstone (2.0 cr)
AGRO 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or AIM 4011 - Student Project/Field Investigation (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 4093 - Directed Studies for Advanced Students (1.0-4.0 cr)
Crops and Soils Industries
CFAN 3001 - Pests and Crop Protection (3.0 cr)
SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment (3.0 cr)
AGRO 4005 - Applied Crop Physiology and Development [WI] (4.0 cr)
or take the following course pair
BIOL 3002 - Plant Biology: Function (2.0 cr)
BIOL 3005W - Plant Function Laboratory [WI] (2.0 cr)
AGRO 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 4103 - World Food Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding (4.0 cr)
or AGRO 4505 - Biology, Ecology, and Management of Invasive Plants (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 4603 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 4605 - Strategies for Agricultural Production and Management (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 3221 - Soil Conservation and Land-Use Management (3.0 cr)
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
As part of their honors program, CFANS students complete CFAN 3100H; they must submit their project for this faculty-mentored honors experience to the honors committee for approval prior to registration.
Individualized
At least 14 credits must be selected in consultation with an adviser and with approval of the AIM major committee. The courses comprising the individualized emphasis must have a definite theme. A collection of unrelated courses is unacceptable.
Science Foundations
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
SOIL 2125 - Basic Soil Science [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
BIOC 1001 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences (3.0 cr)
Individualized Emphasis Electives
14 credits from individual electives
Agriculture
AGRO 1103 - Crops, Environment, and Society [ENV] (4.0 cr)
AGRO 4660 - Senior Capstone (2.0 cr)
AGRO 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or AIM 4011 - Student Project/Field Investigation (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 4093 - Directed Studies for Advanced Students (1.0-4.0 cr)
Orientation
APEC 1001 - Orientation to Applied Economics (1.0 cr)
or AFEE 1002 - Principles of Career Planning for Agricultural Professionals (1.0 cr)
or AGRO 1660W - First-Year Colloquium/Experience in Agroecosystems Analysis [WI] (2.0 cr)
or FSCN 1001 - Orientation to the Majors: Food Science and Nutrition (1.0 cr)
Food Industries
Students must complete at least 14 credits in the area of emphasis and an internship or a student project.
Science Foundations
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
Agriculture
FSCN 1102 - Food: Safety, Risks, and Technology [CIV] (3.0 cr)
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition (3.0 cr)
FSCN 2021 - Introductory Microbiology (4.0 cr)
or VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
AIM 4011 - Student Project/Field Investigation (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
or AGRO 4093 - Directed Studies for Advanced Students (1.0-4.0 cr)
Orientation
FSCN 1001 - Orientation to the Majors: Food Science and Nutrition (1.0 cr)
or AFEE 1002 - Principles of Career Planning for Agricultural Professionals (1.0 cr)
Food Industries
FSCN 3102 - Introduction to Food Science (3.0 cr)
FSCN 3731 - Food Service Operations Management Laboratory (2.0 cr)
FSCN 3732 - Food Service Operations Management (3.0 cr)
FSCN 4131 - Food Quality (3.0 cr)
ANSC 1511 - Food Animal Products for Consumers (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 3615 - Sociocultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health [GP] (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 4614 - Community Nutrition [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or MKTG 3010 - Marketing Research (4.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01772
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphs of equations/functions, transformations of graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, with applications; inverses/composition of functions; exponential and logarithmic functions, with applications; basic probability rules, conditional probability, binomial probabilities. prereq: 3 yrs high school math or satisfactory score on placement exam or grade of at least C- in [PSTL 731 or PSTL 732]
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
ANSC 3011 - Statistics for Animal Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 2211/Stat 3011/5021
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic statistical concepts. Develop statistical reasoning/critical thinking skills. Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, experimental design, linear correlation, linear regression and multiple regression. How to make sound arguments/decisions based on statistics when reviewing news articles or scientific publications with statistical content. Explore/draw conclusions from data using a basic statistical software package.
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 2211/Stat 3011/5021
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
ESPM 3012 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Scientists and Managers (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00258
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to statistical principles, foundations, and methods for examining data and drawing conclusions. Regression modeling of relationships in environmental and natural resource science and management problems. prereq: Two yrs of high school math
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation.
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Oral presentation skills for technical or professional topics. Visual communication, audience analysis, organizing presentation, presenting complex material. Emphasizes use of computers. prereq: COMM 1101 or instr consent
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication in professional settings, gathering research, analyzing audience, assessing/practicing multiple genres. Draft, test, revise present findings in oral presentation. prereq: [Jr or sr or instr consent], [1301 or 1401 or equiv]
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
COMM 3422 - Interviewing and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of communication concepts in information interview. Planning, conducting, and evaluating informational, journalistic/elite, helping, persuasive, appraisal, and employment interviews. Class training, field experience.
COMM 3441 - Introduction to Organizational Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Functions of communication in work groups, in organizational hierarchies, and between organizations.
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of business accounting, basic finance concepts, use of accounting data for income tax and managerial decision making. prereq: 30 cr; not recommended for premajors in Ag Food Bus Mgmt
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
APEC 3411 - Commodity Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic concepts related to marketing agricultural commodities. Conditions of competitive markets, historical perspectives on market institutions/policy, structural characteristics of markets, policies/regulations affecting agricultural marketing of livestock, crop, and dairy products. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 4451W - Food Marketing Economics (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 4451W/5451/FScN 4451
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economics of food marketing in the United States. Food consumption trends, consumer food behavior, marketing strategies, consumer survey methodology, food distribution/retailing system. Policy issues related to food marketing. Individual/group projects. prereq: [[1101 or Econ 1101], [1101H or Econ 1101H], MKTG 3001, 60 cr] or instr consent
APEC 3451 - Food and Agricultural Sales
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Professional selling of agricultural and food products. Students build/refine sales abilities, identify/qualify prospects, deliver sales presentations, close the sale. Principles of market research. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
MKTG 4030 - Sales Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hiring, motivating, performance enhancement. Customer relationship management, data analysis, quantitative methods. Developing metrics to evaluate individual/group performance in attaining an organization's strategic goals. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040
APEC 3811 - Principles of Farm Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic and operations aspects of farm management; financial analysis, budgeting, strategic management; marketing plan and control; enterprise and whole farm planning and control; investment analysis, quality, risk, and personnel management. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 3821 - Retail Center Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Management of garden centers, grocery stores, and other retail units selling perishable agricultural products. prereq: [1101 or Econ 1101], [1251 or Acct 2050]
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01088 - Chem 1011/Chem 1015
Prerequisites: [High school chemistry or equiv], two yrs high school math, not passed chem placement exam, Internet access; high school physics recommended; CHEM 1015 is a 3-credit, lecture-only course, with the lectures delivered online via Moodle, and exams taken in person on campus. Internet access is required. Students who will go on to take CHEM 1061/1065 should take CHEM 1015 only. Students who will NOT be continuing on to CHEM 1061/1065 and need to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement need take the 1-credit lab course CHEM 1017 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement unless the CHEM 1017 lab course is completed either concurrently or consecutively.
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Lectures online, exams on campus. Matter/energy, atoms, compounds, solutions, chemical reactions, mole/chemical calculations, gases, liquids, solids, chemical bonding, atomic/molecular structure, acids, bases, equilibria. Physical/chemical properties of hydrocarbons and organic compounds. Problem solving.
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: [1015 or &1015], %; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Organic chemistry. Matter/energy, atoms, compounds, solutions, chemical reactions, mole/chemical calculations, gases, liquids, solids, chemical bonding, atomic/molecular structure, acids, bases, equilibria. Physical/chemical properties of hydrocarbons and organic compounds containing halogens, nitrogen, or oxygen. Problem solving. prereq: [1015 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1015], dept consent; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
SOIL 2125 - Basic Soil Science (PHYS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00452 - Soil 1125/2125/5125/AgUM 2251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil. Soil genesis classification, principles of soil fertility. Use of soil survey information to make a land-use plan. WWW used for lab preparation information. prereq: [CHEM 1015, CHEM 1017] or CHEM 1021 or equiv
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts of biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels. Plants and plant use by humans. Lab, greenhouse, field, and classroom discussions.
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640 - Biol 1001/Biol 1001H/Biol 1003
Typically offered: 9V3V
Biological diversity from genetic variation to diversity of species/ecosystems. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing biological diversity. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives on issues concerning human diversity, human population growth, health, agriculture, and conservation. Lab.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry; 1 term college chemistry recommended
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/6021/Biol 3021
Typically offered: 9V3V
Survey of organic chemistry/biochemistry outlining structure/metabolism of biomolecules, metabolic regulation, principles of molecular biology. prereq: Chem 1015, Bio 1009, credit not granted if received for 3021
AGRO 1103 - Crops, Environment, and Society (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro 1103/AgUM 2222
Typically offered: 9V
Plants that supply food, fiber, beverages, and medicine to humans. Plant identification, plant physiology, plant breeding/biotechnology, plant ecology, crop culture/management.
AGRO 1660W - First-Year Colloquium/Experience in Agroecosystems Analysis (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Agroecosystems and their impacts on the environment, landscapes, and rural communities. Students develop a course plan within their major, explore career options, and increase their familiarity with the department, its history, and its faculty/staff. Field trips, discussions, readings, reflective writings. prereq: 1st yr in major hosted by Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
AGRO 4660 - Senior Capstone
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Complexities of agricultural issues. Exercises/discussions integrating previous educational situations. Linked to undergrad internships/experiential learning opportunities such as thesis or directed studies or service learning. Written/oral assignments.
AGRO 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Supervised professional experience in agribusiness firms or government agencies. Evaluative reports/consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: CFANS undergrad, instr consent, completed internship contract from CFANS
AIM 4011 - Student Project/Field Investigation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Application of marketing knowledge that involves building a complete marketing plan for an agricultural product or device. Team projects are used.
AGRO 4093 - Directed Studies for Advanced Students
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Allows study of agronomy in greater depth or in areas not currently offered in formal courses. Tutorial instruction under staff guidance. prereq: 15 cr in agronomy, instr consent
CFAN 3001 - Pests and Crop Protection
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Introduction to biology/identification of insects, weeds, and diseases that affect agricultural crops. Management of these organisms based on principles of integrated pest management. prereq: Biol 1009 or equiv or instr consent
SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2125
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts in soil fertility and plant nutrition. Discuss dynamics of mineral elements in soil, plants, and the environment. Evaluation, interpretation, and correction of plant nutrient problems.
AGRO 4005 - Applied Crop Physiology and Development (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Applications of plant physiology processes of water relations, photosynthesis, mineral uptake/function, transpiration, translocation, and their relationships to plant growth/development from seed germination to maturation and dry down for harvest. Emphasizes inquiry, field problems, and group activity. Lecture, laboratory. prereq: [Chem 1011 or Chem 1021 or equiv], 8 cr in [biol or plant science]
BIOL 3002 - Plant Biology: Function
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: 3V
How plants make/use food. Mineral function/uptake. Water relations. Transport processes. Growth/development. prereq: [1002 or 1009 or 2003 or equiv], [CHEM 1011 or one semester chemistry with some organic content]
BIOL 3005W - Plant Function Laboratory (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Various plant processes at subcellular, organ, whole plant levels. Lab, recitation. prereq: Concurrent enrollment 3002
AGRO 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro/AnSc 3203/AgUM 2224
Typically offered: 3V
Ecological/ethical concerns of food production systems in global agriculture: past, present, and future. Underlying ethical positions about how agroecosystems should be configured. Decision cases, discussions, videos, other media.
AGRO 4103 - World Food Problems (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00136 - Agro4103/ApEc 4103
Typically offered: 9V
Multidisciplinary look at problems and possible solutions affecting food production, storage, and utilization in developing countries. Presentations/discussions introduce conflicting views on population, technology, and ethical and cultural values of people in various parts of the world. prereq: Jr or sr or grad
AGRO 4401 - Plant Genetics and Breeding
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00950 - Agro 4401/Hort 4401
Typically offered: 3V
Principles of plant genetics and environmental variation. Applications of genetics to crop evolution and breeding of self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually propagated crops. Lab experiments in hybridization, variation, and selection. prereq: [Biol 1009 or equiv or grad], instr consent
AGRO 4505 - Biology, Ecology, and Management of Invasive Plants
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9T3T
Ecology/biology of invasive plant species (weeds). Principles of invasive plant management in agricultural/horticultural, urban, wetland, aquatic, and other non-cropland landscape systems, utilizing biological, cultural, and chemical means. Management strategies to design systems that optimize invasive plant management in terms of economic, environmental, and social impacts. prereq: 4005, [Bio 3002 or equiv], Soil 2125, [Agro 2501 or Hort 1011]
AGRO 4605 - Strategies for Agricultural Production and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Information/tools necessary to make informed land management decisions in ever-evolving economic, policy, climate environments. Evaluate hows, whats, whys of crop management by solving real-world problems that agricultural professionals face. State-of-the-art production/management practices for major agricultural crops in Minnesota. Lectures feature agricultural professionals/experts. Lab component provides hands-on experience with modern equipment/data interpretation. prereq: 1101 or equivalent, [CHEM1015/17 or equivalent], SOIL1125 or equivalent], [jr or sr or grad student or instr consent]
ESPM 3221 - Soil Conservation and Land-Use Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Water quality impacts of soil erosion. Nutrient transport to surface waters. Causes/consequences of soil erosion. Physical processes of wind/water erosion. Soil conservation techniques. Economic, political, and sociological influences. Reducing nutrient losses to surface waters. prereq: SOIL 1125 or 2125 or instr consent
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01088 - Chem 1011/Chem 1015
Prerequisites: [High school chemistry or equiv], two yrs high school math, not passed chem placement exam, Internet access; high school physics recommended; CHEM 1015 is a 3-credit, lecture-only course, with the lectures delivered online via Moodle, and exams taken in person on campus. Internet access is required. Students who will go on to take CHEM 1061/1065 should take CHEM 1015 only. Students who will NOT be continuing on to CHEM 1061/1065 and need to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement need take the 1-credit lab course CHEM 1017 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement unless the CHEM 1017 lab course is completed either concurrently or consecutively.
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Lectures online, exams on campus. Matter/energy, atoms, compounds, solutions, chemical reactions, mole/chemical calculations, gases, liquids, solids, chemical bonding, atomic/molecular structure, acids, bases, equilibria. Physical/chemical properties of hydrocarbons and organic compounds. Problem solving.
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: [1015 or &1015], %; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Organic chemistry. Matter/energy, atoms, compounds, solutions, chemical reactions, mole/chemical calculations, gases, liquids, solids, chemical bonding, atomic/molecular structure, acids, bases, equilibria. Physical/chemical properties of hydrocarbons and organic compounds containing halogens, nitrogen, or oxygen. Problem solving. prereq: [1015 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1015], dept consent; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
SOIL 2125 - Basic Soil Science (PHYS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00452 - Soil 1125/2125/5125/AgUM 2251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil. Soil genesis classification, principles of soil fertility. Use of soil survey information to make a land-use plan. WWW used for lab preparation information. prereq: [CHEM 1015, CHEM 1017] or CHEM 1021 or equiv
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts of biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels. Plants and plant use by humans. Lab, greenhouse, field, and classroom discussions.
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640 - Biol 1001/Biol 1001H/Biol 1003
Typically offered: 9V3V
Biological diversity from genetic variation to diversity of species/ecosystems. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing biological diversity. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives on issues concerning human diversity, human population growth, health, agriculture, and conservation. Lab.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry; 1 term college chemistry recommended
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/6021/Biol 3021
Typically offered: 9V3V
Survey of organic chemistry/biochemistry outlining structure/metabolism of biomolecules, metabolic regulation, principles of molecular biology. prereq: Chem 1015, Bio 1009, credit not granted if received for 3021
AGRO 1103 - Crops, Environment, and Society (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro 1103/AgUM 2222
Typically offered: 9V
Plants that supply food, fiber, beverages, and medicine to humans. Plant identification, plant physiology, plant breeding/biotechnology, plant ecology, crop culture/management.
AGRO 4660 - Senior Capstone
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Complexities of agricultural issues. Exercises/discussions integrating previous educational situations. Linked to undergrad internships/experiential learning opportunities such as thesis or directed studies or service learning. Written/oral assignments.
AGRO 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Supervised professional experience in agribusiness firms or government agencies. Evaluative reports/consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: CFANS undergrad, instr consent, completed internship contract from CFANS
AIM 4011 - Student Project/Field Investigation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Application of marketing knowledge that involves building a complete marketing plan for an agricultural product or device. Team projects are used.
AGRO 4093 - Directed Studies for Advanced Students
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Allows study of agronomy in greater depth or in areas not currently offered in formal courses. Tutorial instruction under staff guidance. prereq: 15 cr in agronomy, instr consent
APEC 1001 - Orientation to Applied Economics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to curriculum offerings, liberal education requirements, employment opportunities, faculty in the Department of Applied Economics. Emphasizes historical development of the discipline, areas of specialization, coursework expectations, career planning.
AFEE 1002 - Principles of Career Planning for Agricultural Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: AFEE 1002/AgUM 1111
Typically offered: 9V3V
Self assessment and analysis of interests, skills, and abilities. Analyses of occupations, employment potential, employee expectations for work. Use informational interviews to examine career options and employment portfolio for career planning.
AGRO 1660W - First-Year Colloquium/Experience in Agroecosystems Analysis (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Agroecosystems and their impacts on the environment, landscapes, and rural communities. Students develop a course plan within their major, explore career options, and increase their familiarity with the department, its history, and its faculty/staff. Field trips, discussions, readings, reflective writings. prereq: 1st yr in major hosted by Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
FSCN 1001 - Orientation to the Majors: Food Science and Nutrition
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Advising, student opportunities, networking, what kinds of jobs will be available after graduating. Offered both fall/spring semesters. prereq: Major in Food Science or Nutrition
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts of biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels. Plants and plant use by humans. Lab, greenhouse, field, and classroom discussions.
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640 - Biol 1001/Biol 1001H/Biol 1003
Typically offered: 9V3V
Biological diversity from genetic variation to diversity of species/ecosystems. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing biological diversity. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives on issues concerning human diversity, human population growth, health, agriculture, and conservation. Lab.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry; 1 term college chemistry recommended
FSCN 1102 - Food: Safety, Risks, and Technology (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to inherent risks/safety of food supply. Use of public policy and food technology to reduce risks. Microbiological, chemical, and environmental hazards, government/industry controls.
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamental concepts of nutrition, nutrient functions, human nutritional requirements, food sources. Evaluating nutrition information/food safety. Role of nutrition in chronic disease, public policy, and the environment. prereq: High school [biology, chemistry]
FSCN 2021 - Introductory Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: BIOL 1009, CHEM 1015
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
How microbes impact our world in deadly/life-saving ways. Roles of bacteria, fungi, and viruses as agents of human diseases; in food spoilage/food borne diseases; and in food preservation/health promotion. Preventing plant diseases, food/drug production, cleaning up oil spills. Genetic engineering.
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Bacterial metabolism, growth/genetics, biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions, microorganisms/disease, applied microbiology. prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology
AIM 4011 - Student Project/Field Investigation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Application of marketing knowledge that involves building a complete marketing plan for an agricultural product or device. Team projects are used.
FSCN 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Apply knowledge from Food Science BS or Nutrition BS program to real-life problems in professional internship. Performance evaluated for credit. prereq: Undergraduate in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition enrolled in either the Food Science or Nutrition major or minor. To register, students must fill out FScN Internship Agreement form, available at www.fscn.umn.edu. Contact fscnugcollege consentumn.edu with questions.
AGRO 4093 - Directed Studies for Advanced Students
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Allows study of agronomy in greater depth or in areas not currently offered in formal courses. Tutorial instruction under staff guidance. prereq: 15 cr in agronomy, instr consent
FSCN 1001 - Orientation to the Majors: Food Science and Nutrition
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Advising, student opportunities, networking, what kinds of jobs will be available after graduating. Offered both fall/spring semesters. prereq: Major in Food Science or Nutrition
AFEE 1002 - Principles of Career Planning for Agricultural Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: AFEE 1002/AgUM 1111
Typically offered: 9V3V
Self assessment and analysis of interests, skills, and abilities. Analyses of occupations, employment potential, employee expectations for work. Use informational interviews to examine career options and employment portfolio for career planning.
FSCN 3102 - Introduction to Food Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to chemical/physical properties of foods. Evaluating interaction/reaction of foods due to formulation, processing, preparation. prereq: CHEM 1022 or [CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066]
FSCN 3731 - Food Service Operations Management Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Experience in managing a food service operation. On-/off-campus commercial/institutional restaurants used as labs. Required field trips. prereq: [3102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3102], [3732 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3732]
FSCN 3732 - Food Service Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Planning, preparing, delivering, serving, managing foods served away from home. prereq: 3102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3102
FSCN 4131 - Food Quality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Management systems in processing/distribution of foods that ensure food quality/compliance with food laws/regulations. Quality management, HACCP, audits, plant/equipment design for sanitation, specifications, recalls, control systems. prereq: 1102, jr
ANSC 1511 - Food Animal Products for Consumers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01010 - AnSc 1511/FScN 1511
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to the compositional variation, processing, selection, storage, cookery, palatability, nutritional value, and safety of red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products.
FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Nutritional changes throughout lifecycle. Pregnancy, lactation, childhood, adulthood, aging. Topics relevant to lifecycle changes (e.g., body composition, immunity, sports nutrition). prereq: 1112, Chem 1022
FSCN 3615 - Sociocultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Sociocultural aspects of regional/cultural diversity in food preferences and food behavior, food habits, demographics, lifestyles, food consumption, and expenditures. Effect of socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, age, and cultural meaning of foods on food choices.
FSCN 4614 - Community Nutrition (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Nutrition risks associated with different age, sex, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Community needs assessment. Program planning and evaluation. Programs developed to address the needs and interests of people at different stages of the life cycle, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, and literacy levels. prereq: FSCN 1112
MKTG 3010 - Marketing Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3001, [SCO 2550 or equiv statistics course]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Methods for collecting/analyzing data to solve marketing problems. Research design, secondary/primary data collection, sample design, data analysis. prereq: 3001, [SCO 2550 or equiv statistics course]