Courses

AB 120  Agricultural Biology--Freshman Orientation  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to information and skills necessary to succeed in the agricultural biology major.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 130  Working with Agricultural Biology Data  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the scientific method and systems thinking in terms of agricultural biology. Develop a hypothesis based on field observations, collect and analyze data to determine if findings align with the hypothesis. Results are communicated in a written report, and oral presentation.
Prerequisite: AB 120, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 230  Becoming an Agricultural Biology Professional  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Design professional resumes, and develop interpersonal skills to succeed in a professional environment. Develop criteria to write a report from internships, and develop skills in interpretation of qualitative and quantitative agricultural biology data.
Prerequisite: AB 130.
Registration Information: Agricultural biology majors only. This is a partial semester course. Credit not allowed for both AB 230 and AB 270.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 270  Agri. Biology Orientation for Transfers  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the scientific method and systems thinking in terms of agricultural biology. Develop a hypothesis based on field observations, collect and analyze data. Prepare to become agricultural biology professionals by designing resumes and practicing skills to succeed in a professional environment.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Agricultural biology majors only. Written consent of instructor. Credit not allowed for both AB 230 and AB 270.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 310  Understanding Pesticides  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Identification, properties, use, labeling, environmental interactions, and application of major classes of pesticides.
Prerequisite: BZ 100 to 199 - at least 3 credits or CHEM 100 to 199 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both AB 310 and BSPM 310.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 330  Applications in Agricultural Biology I  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Knowledge, skills, and abilities to propose sustainable solutions to biological problems in natural or managed ecosystems. Collectively discuss a diverse set of case studies that incorporate systems approach in solving agricultural biology issues. Hone career plans and professional skills.
Prerequisite: (AB 230 or AB 270) and (BSPM 302).
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Agricultural biology majors only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 340  Insect Biotechnology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to concepts, terminology, and applications of molecular biology techniques as it relates to the entomology. Learn about the use of whole insects, as well as their cells, tissues, and associated bacteria in medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural applications.
Prerequisite: LIFE 102.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both AB 340 and BSPM 280A1.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 430  Applications in Agricultural Biology II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Apply systems thinking and dynamic systems modeling to case studies and a capstone project that poses sustainable solutions to biological problems in natural or managed ecosystems. Hone career plans and professional skills.
Prerequisite: AB 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Agricultural biology majors only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 509  Herbicide Selectivity and Action  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Explores the physicochemical properties of herbicides, their selectivity (through placement and metabolism), their mechanism of action, uses in weed management, visual symptoms of herbicide treatment, how plants can evolve resistance to these compounds, and controversial topics related to the use of herbicides.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 511  Microbiome of Plant Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Emphasizes interdisciplinary and cross curricular education with training in disciplines that support an increased understanding of plant associated microbiome and their optimization.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 515  Plant Biochemistry in Agriculture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Experiential learning environment leading to mastery of principles of protein homology modeling, metabolic network analysis, and important plant biochemical pathways. Structure and function of enzymes in metabolic pathways and the contributions of these pathways to plant growth and development.
Prerequisite: HORT 576.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit allowed for only one of the following: AB 515, BSPM 515 or BSPM 581A2.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 529  Pesticide Resistance Evolution and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examines pesticide resistance, including principles of resistance evolution; resistance mechanisms in arthropods, weeds, and plant pathogens; management approaches; communication strategies; and new developments in technology for pest management, including RNAi and gene drive.
Prerequisite: (LIFE 102 or LIFE 103) and (BZ 346 or SOCR 330).
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both AB 529 and BSPM 580A4.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 554  Biology of Fungal Plant Pathogens  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to fungal biology, including ecology, physiology, genetics and diversity of fungal pathogens. Explore fungal lifecycles, modes and genetics of fungal mating and sources of genomic variation, and fungal pathogenesis.
Prerequisite: BSPM 361 or BSPM 365.
Restriction: Must not be a: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior.
Registration Information: Senior standing. This is a partial semester course. Credit not allowed for both AB 554 and AB 580A1.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

AB 555  Topics in Plant Pathology--Plant Virology  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Learn about the molecular mechanisms behind plant virus transmission, replication, translation, and movement, as well as the drivers for emerging plant viral diseases and methods of biotechnological control. Features that make viruses unique from other plant pathogens are the focus. The differences and similarities between plant viruses and viruses that infect other hosts (e.g. mammals and microbes) are also highlighted.
Prerequisite: (BSPM 361 or MIP 250 or MIP 300 or MIP 303) and (BZ 350).
Restriction: Must not be a: Freshman, Sophomore.
Registration Information: Junior standing. This is a partial semester course. Credit not allowed for both AB 555 and AB 580A2.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.