2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

AGRICULTURE BUSINESS

AGBUS 11 
Agricultural Sales and Marketing (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture

Agriculture Business 11 will provide instruction regarding the role that marketing plays in business activities that direct the flow of products from agriculture procedures to consumers. Students will study the principles and practices of the selling process, selling strategies, approaches, prospecting and territory management. Students will gain experience through role-play and formal sales and marketing presentations.  (AA, CSU)

AGBUS 15 
COMPUTER APPLICATION TO AGRICULTURE
(3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Agriculture Business 15 will introduce the student to the use of computer software in agriculture that is required for data base, spreadsheet applications and word processing.  Software instruction on the microcomputer that  is currently used in agriculture is included.  (AA, CSU)

AGBUS 20 
FARM AND AGRICULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3)                

Class Hours:  3 lecture Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 101B and Math 101 or equivalent.

Agriculture Business 20 will provide instruction regarding the processes of management as applied to farm and agricultural business operations and the function of management, labor relations, marketing, agricultural laws, and government agricultural policy and regulations. (AA, CSU)

AGBUS 24 
AGRICULTURAL ACCOUNTING
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: AGBUS 20 or equivalent.

Agriculture Business 24 is a study of agriculture business, including farm accounting and types of records, reasons for their use, and the study and keeping of records used in measuring and improving management efficiency and agriculture. (AA, CSU)

AGBUS 40
INTRODUCTORY AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture, CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation ENG 101B and Math 101 or equivalent.

AGBUS 40 teaches microeconomics principles of resource allocation, production, cost analysis, and market price equilibrium with primary application to farms and agribusiness firms; supply and demand in commodity pricing under perfect and imperfect competition survey of agriculture management and marketing problems and issues. (AA, CSU)

AGBUS 49/99 
DIRECTED STUDY (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Agriculture 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study.  (AA, CSU)

AGBUS 60 
AGRICULTURE BUSINESS EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or  community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety  and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

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