Dec 01, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read Catalog Course Descriptions

Texas Tech offers nearly 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum. These courses are listed alphabetically by subject prefix within each college and departmental section of this catalog. The courses appear in numerical order, moving from beginning freshman or developmental level courses to graduate, research, and professional courses.

Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every year. An online class schedule published before each registration period indicates courses that will be available during the upcoming term or semester and when each class will meet. The class schedule can be found at (www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/index.php). The university reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course or withdraw any program from the list of offerings when the best interests of the institution require such action.

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. Learn more  about interpreting the course descriptions found throughout the catalog.

 

Agricultural Education (Undergraduate Courses)

  
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    AGED 2300 - Introduction to Agricultural Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    History and principles of vocational education, community assessment of agricultural programs planning, and development of agricultural youth organization. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
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    AGED 2304 - Agriculture and Society

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An examination of relationships between agriculture and society, the environment, and population. Emphasizes agriculture’s use of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
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    AGED 3100 - Introduction to Teaching Agricultural Education

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Provides new teacher candidates information, access and skills to successfully complete a teacher education program in agricultural education.
  
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    AGED 3302 - Transfer of Agricultural Technology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of processes by which professional agriculturalists influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological change. F.
  
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    AGED 3330 - Interrelationships of Agricultural Agency Information Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Utilization of agricultural service systems to disseminate information to traditional and nontraditional agricultural clientele. Emphasis on USDA organizations.
  
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    AGED 3333 - Developing Secondary Agricultural Education Programs

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Provides theory and application in instruction, leadership, and experience for agricultural science teachers as they learn components of the agricultural education model.
  
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    AGED 4000 - Internship

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
  
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    AGED 4001 - Agricultural Education Problems

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of department chairperson. Individual investigation related to agricultural education or leadership. May be repeated for credit. F, S, SS.
  
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    AGED 4303 - Designing and Integrating the Agricultural Curriculum

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Instructional methodology on curricular goals for agricultural programs and designing curriculum with integration of STEM areas for cross-content credit in secondary agricultural education. (Writing Intensive)
  
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    AGED 4306 - Student Teaching

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing in agricultural education.
  
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    AGED 4311 - Agricultural Education Senior Seminar

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students pursuing teacher certification must value professional demands. Course involves theory and application toward teaching, conducting daily tasks, and assuming professional roles.
  
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    AGED 4312 - Managing a Classroom in Secondary Agricultural Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Focuses on classroom behavior management in secondary agricultural science. Knowledge and skills will enable pre-service teachers to implement procedures to encourage appropriate student decorum.
  
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    AGED 4404 - Methods of Teaching Agriscience in the Secondary School

    4 Semester Credit Hours
    Exploration of the methods, techniques, and strategies essential for teaching agricultural subjects in the secondary school.
  
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    AGED 4410 - Integrating Science into Agricultural Education

    4 Semester Credit Hours
    Methods of integrating activities related to science content during the instruction of secondary agricultural education. Special focus on laboratory instruction in animal science.

Agricultural Education (Graduate Courses)

  
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    AGED 5001 - Contemporary Issues in Agricultural and Extension Education

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Study current issues and trends in agricultural and extension education and develop plans to improve the disciplines. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. F, S, SSI, SSII.
  
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    AGED 5301 - Special Problems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Investigation of problems in agricultural education or extension education of special interest to the student. May be repeated for credit. F, S, SSI, SSII.
  
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    AGED 5302 - Research Methods and Analysis in Agricultural Education and Communications

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Application of research techniques in the education and communications aspects of agriculture, including proposal preparation, literature review, research design, data analysis, and reporting of results.
  
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    AGED 5305 - Program Development in Agricultural and Extension Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Development of a total agricultural education program in communities and counties using all available resources. SSI, SSII.
  
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    AGED 5306 - History and Philosophy of Agricultural Education and Communications

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Historical and philosophical foundations of education, communications, and extension education in agriculture.
  
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    AGED 5308 - Foundations of Adult Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study and investigation of adult learning theories, methods, and procedures to implement changes in adult behavior.
  
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    AGED 5309 - Evaluation of Programs in Vocational, Technical, and Extension Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Techniques in evaluating vocational, technical, and extension education programs. Principles and procedures of evaluation with emphasis on focusing, designing, reporting, and managing evaluation. SSI, SSII.
  
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    AGED 5310 - College Teaching in Agriculture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Methods and techniques of teaching agriculture at the college level. Includes self-assessment, student assessment, course development, lesson planning, presentations, and evaluation. F.
  
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    AGED 5311 - Human Dimensions of International Agricultural Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study current issues and trends in the human dimension of international agricultural development.
  
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    AGED 5312 - Assessing Program Effectiveness in Agriculture and Extension Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Assessment of programs in agriculture and extension education based on programming theories, concepts, and research. Emphasizes assessing client need, monitoring programs based on objectives, and determining program effectiveness and efficiency.
  
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    AGED 5314 - Agricultural Education in International Settings

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A study-abroad exploration of agricultural and sustainable practices in international settings. Conducted across a country and includes tours of crops, livestock facilities, and educational environments. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    AGED 5340 - Educational Law

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to the legal aspects of educational organizations, focusing on the school building level and emphasizing the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders. (EDLD 5340 )
  
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    AGED 5351 - Communication for School Leaders

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study and application of interpersonal communication theory and research as related to organizational, social, and environmental contexts. Conferencing, informational and employment interviewing, and group dynamics.
  
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    AGED 5391 - School and Community

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores the development of collaborative culture at school and how to enlist community support to form partnerships with stakeholders. (EDLD 5391 )
  
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    AGED 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
  
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    AGED 6301 - The Professorate

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview of agriculture-focused faculty roles and career paths in non-profit colleges and universities in the United States.
  
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    AGED 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
  
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    AGED 7005 - Professional Internship

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    An on-the-job supervised experience program conducted in the area of the student¿s specialization. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    AGED 7100 - Graduate Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Group study and discussion of current developments in agricultural behavioral sciences. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    AGED 8000 - Doctor’s Dissertation

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
    Initiation and completion of research for advanced degree.