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Courses and Syllabi

AEC 3030C: Effective Oral Communication 
Strategies and techniques for effective presentations in the food, agricultural and natural resource professions. Emphasis on oral and visual techniques for formal and informal situations including leadership and group settings.

Typical course offering: Fall, Spring and Summer

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro- AEC3030- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, all sections
Summer 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, all sections

AEC 3033C: Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences  
Prereq: Junior or Senior standing. 
This course establishes the importance of effective communication to success in both the educational and professional environments; emphasizes writing as a primary form of communication; examines the elements of effective written communication in organizational and scholarly areas; and explores the causes of ineffective writing and ways to correct them. 

Typical course offering: Fall, Spring and Summer

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Mr. Sky Georges- AEC3033- Spring 2017Dr. Lisa Lundy- AEC3033- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Sky Georges, sec. 1582Becky Raulerson, DEPT sec.
Summer 2016 Syllabus: Taylor Ruth, sec. 7C49

AEC 3065: Issues in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Prereq: AEC 3030C or AEC 3033. 
Methods used to effectively communicate, inform, and influence policy decisions about agricultural and life sciences issues. 

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Mrs. Becky Raulerson- AEC3065- Spring 2017Mrs. Becky Raulerson- AEC3065/4932- Spring 2017- Study Abroad
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Becky Raulerson, sec. 0596
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Becky Raulerson, DEPT sec.

AEC 3070C: Digital Media Production in Agricultural and Life Sciences 
An introduction to the history and incorporation of electronic media used in agricultural and natural resources sciences. Hands-on learning of electronic media technology as it relates to agriculture is emphasized. 

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring 

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Ricky Telg- AEC3070- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Ricky Telg, DEPT sec.
Spring 2016 Syllabus: AEC 3070 SyllabusBrandon Telg, DEPT sec. (Plant City) 

AEC 3073: Intercultural Communication 
Basic culturally coded communication behaviors, such as cultural values and beliefs, attitudes and verbal and non-verbal behavior, will be examined to identify basic differences among individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Special emphasis on cultural communication issues in the agricultural and natural resources sciences will be addressed. 

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Cecilia "CC" Suarez- AEC3073- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Cecilia Suarez, sec. 4331
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Jera Niewoehner, sec. 2D38

AEC 3209: Instructional and Event Planning in Agricultural and Life Sciences 
Instructional methodology that focuses on the selection and use of innovative teaching, presentation, meeting planning and evaluation strategies for teaching agricultural subjects in various educational settings. 

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring 

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Mrs. Becky Raulerson- AEC3209- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Becky Raulerson, sec. 5035
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Becky Raulerson, sec. 05F4

AEC 3313: Development and Role of Extension Education
Extension philosophy, programs, methods and leadership principles, and history of federal, state and local leadership in the development of the cooperative extension service.

Typical course offering: Summer

Summer 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Amy Harder, all sections

AEC 3410: Fostering Innovation through Leadership Agricultural Education and Communication
Through leadership theory and application students will develop a model for fostering innovation through leadership. By studying key leadership theories and models students will develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to move an innovation from creation to implementation. Using specifically designed course experiences students will be able to think critically about leadership's direct application to innovation and change.

Typical course offering: Summer

Summer 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Nicole Stedman, sec. 7A00;7A13

AEC 3413: Working with People: Interpersonal Leadership Skills
Identifies and defines leadership in terms of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

Typical course offering: Fall and Summer 

Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, DEPT sec.
Fall 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, DEPT sec.
Summer 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, sec. 7155

AEC 3414: Leadership Development
An understanding of the dynamic interactions of personal characteristics, technical skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, goals and power necessary for effective organizational leader and follower behaviors.

Typical course offering: Fall, Spring and Summer

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Jera Niewoehner-Green- AEC3414- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Matt Sowcik, sec. 0165
Summer 2016 Syllabus: Sky Georges, DEPT sec.

AEC 4031: The Communication Process in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Survey of basic communication concepts as they apply to agriculture and natural resource industries.

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Linda Perry- AEC4031- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Linda Perry, DEPT sec.
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Linda Perry, sec. 21EA

AEC 4035: Advanced Agricultural Communication Writing
Prereq: AEC 3070C and AEC 4031 or JOU 3101, with grades of C or better. 
This course provides students the opportunity to master a variety of writing styles used in corporate and mass media settings. Emphasis will be placed on mastery of writing skills. 

Typical course offering: Spring 

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Ms. Taylor Ruth- AEC4035- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Taylor Ruth, DEPT sec.
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Lisa Lundy, DEPT sec.

AEC 4036/5037: Advanced Agricultural Communication Production
Prereq: AEC3070C
This course provides directed experience in the following areas of agricultural communication – video production, graphic design, visual composition, desktop publishing and multimedia development. 

Typical course offering: Spring and Summer 

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Ricky Telg- AEC4036- Spring 2017
Spring 2016 Syllabus: AEC 4036 Syllabus
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Ricky Telg, DEPT sec.

AEC 4052: Communication Campaign Strategies in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Prereq: AEC 4031 or MMC 2100 or JOU 3101 or PUR 3000.
Examination of the role of communication in agriculture, focusing on strategies and methods for agricultural information transfer. 

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Lisa Lundy- AEC4052- Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Lisa Lundy, DEPT sec.
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Lisa Lundy, DEPT sec.

AEC 4200: Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education
Teaching methodology course that focuses on the selection and use of teaching strategies, methods/ approaches and techniques; evaluating learning; managing learning environments; and classroom management for teaching agricultural subjects in formal educational settings.

Typical course offering: Fall

Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Grady Roberts, DEPT sec.
Fall 2014 Syllabus: Dr. Grady Roberts, DEPT sec.

AEC 4202: Curriculum Development and Assessment Techniques in Emerging Agricultural Technologies 
Prereq: AEC 4200. 
This course is designed to introduce students to new and emerging areas in food agriculture and natural resource sciences. Emphasis will be placed on appropriate teaching techniques, curricula and resources. 

Typical course offering: Spring and Summer

Fall 2014 Syllabus: Dr. Brian Myers, DEPT sec.
Summer 2013 Syllabus: Dr. Jim Dyer, section 1184
Spring 2013 Syllabus: Dr. Jim Dyer, all sections 

AEC 4224: Special Methods in Teaching Agricultural Education 
Prereq: AEC 4200 and AEC 3323
Emphasis on supervised agricultural experience programs, record keeping and related FFA awards. Classroom management techniques, discipline and liability issues are also discussed. 

Typical course offering: Spring 

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Grady Roberts- AEC4224- Spring 2017
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Grady Roberts, DEPT sec.
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Grady Roberts, sec. 0181

AEC 4228: Laboratory Practices in Teaching Agricultural Education
Prereq: AEC 4200, AEC 3323 and AOM 3220.
Laboratory practices in teaching mechanics and other operative skills, conducting field and laboratory classes, and providing space and teaching facilities. 

Typical course offering: Spring 

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Andrew Thoron- AEC4228- Spring 2017
Spring 2016 Syllabus:Dr. Andrew Thoron, DEPT sec.
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Andrew Thoron, sec. 0182

AEC 4323: Development and Philosophy of Agricultural Education 
An analysis of evolving concepts and philosophies of agricultural education programs with emphasis upon the history, legislation and principles underlying organization and practice.

Typical course offering: Fall

Fall 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Brian Myers, sec. 04H6
Fall 2014 Syllabus: Dr. Andrew Thoron, DEPT sec.
Fall 2013 Syllabus: Dr. Jim Dyer, DEPT section; Dr. Brian Myers, section 04H6

AEC 4417: Leadership for Personal and Organizational Change
Prereq: AEC 3414 
To prepare students for addressing complex personal and organizational issues related to leading change. 

Typical course offering: Spring

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Nicole Stedman- AEC4417- Spring 2017
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Nicole Stedman, sec. 05AB
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Nicole Stedman, sec. 05AB

AEC 4434: Communication and Leadership in Groups and Teams 
This course focuses on leadership and communication in groups and teams. Topics include: what makes effective groups and teams, processes of groups and teams, relationships of members, and improving group/team performance.

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring

Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Hannah Carter, sec. 9159
Fall 2015 Syllabus: Kevan Lamm, sec. 06C4
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Hannah Carter, sec. 9159

AEC 4465: Global Leadership
Prereq: AEC 3413 or AEC 3414. 
An integrated, practical and dynamic framework for students to develop global literacy and leadership competencies. 

Typical course offering: Fall and Spring

Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Cecilia Suarez, DEPT sec.
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Caitlin Bletscher, sec. 1G54
Fall 2014 Syllabus: Dr. Marta Hartmann, sec. 3110

AEC 4504: Curriculum and Program Planning for Agricultural Education
Principles and practices used in designing courses of instruction for effective teaching and total program development.

Typical course offering: Fall

Fall 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Andrew Thoron, sec. 05AF
Fall 2014 Syllabus: Dr. Andrew Thoron, DEPT sec.
Fall 2013 Syllabus: Dr. Jim Dyer, DEPT section; Dr. Andrew Thoron, section 05AF

AEC 4905: Individual Study

*No syllabus required for Individual Study sections. Students should see their faculty advisors to the obtain appropriate form for registration approval.

AEC 4915: Honors Thesis Research in Agricultural Education and Communication
Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
Independent research in Agricultural Education and Communication leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application.

*Students should see their faculty advisors to the obtain appropriate form for registration approval.

AEC 4932: Special Topics in Agricultural Education and Communication
Prereq: Sophomore standing
Special topics in Agricultural Education and Communication.

*No syllabus required for Special Topics

AEC 4932: Digital Communication and Research Methods for Communication and Leadership in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Social media are changing the way we all communicate. With this in mind, this course aims to present students with the core concepts of social media acknowledging that this course's content will continually evolve. Students will learn how, when and why to use various social media tools. Students will also learn to measure the effectiveness of these tools in reaching audiences with agricultural and natural resources messages.

Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Lisa Lundy, DEPT sec.
Fall 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Lisa Lundy, sec. 033F

AEC 4932: Leadership Ethics
Given participation in this course, students should have a greater understanding for the intersection between morality and ethics, moral imagination, and applied organizational ethics. This course will have application for contexts within the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and beyond.

Spring 2017 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro- AEC4932- Spring 2017
Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, sec. 21GE

AEC 4942: Agricultural Education Internship
Prereq: senior standing
An individual program whereby students are apprenticed to officials to gain practical experience in agribusiness and natural resources education, agricultural and extension programs at the county level and/or agribusiness experience in selected agricultural organizations.

*No syllabus required for internship sections

AEC 4943: Leadership Development Internship
Prereq: 15 hours of communication and leadership courses with no grade below C. 
Nine hours must include AEC 3070C, AEC 4031, and AEC 3413 or AEC 4434. An individual program whereby students are apprenticed to officials to gain practical experience in agricultural organizations, industry and/or the county extension program. 

CLD Internship Guidelines

*No syllabus required for internship sections

AEC 4944: Cooperative Extension Internship
Prereq: senior standing, AEC 3313, minimum 2.0 GPA
The cooperative extension internship provides students the opportunity to develop practical on-the-job supervised experience in cooperative extension, primarily at the county level.

*No syllabus required for internship sections

AEC 4948: Agricultural Communication Internship
Prereq: 15 hours of communication and leadership courses with no grade below C. 
An individual program whereby students gain supervised experience in agricultural communications including reporting, writing, editing, photography, graphics, broadcasting, advertising or public relations. 

CLD Internship Guidelines

*No syllabus requiredfor internship sections

ALS 2410: Challenge 2050: Global Uncertainty
This introductory course explores questions in human well-being and sustainability and builds a foundation for addressing global challenges associated with population fluctuation. 

Fall 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, sec. 23F1
Fall 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, all sections
Fall 2014 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, all sections

ALS 3415: Challenge 2050: Tools for Changing the World
Given participation in the course, students gain skills, competencies, and dispositions necessary for being global change agents. Application within real-­‐life contexts provides students with experimental learning opportunities. These opportunities provide the foundation for creating capacity to communicate the critical importance of the challenge, influencing community perceptions, and developing solutions that can be put into action. 

Spring 2016 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, sec. 1197
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Dana Bigham Stephens, all sections

ALS 3940: Challenge 2050: The Experience
Students engage in trust building, accompaniment, and community development experiences within developing global contexts. Through the immersion experience, students gain an understanding for concerns relating to population fluctuation including issues related to economics, environment, food, health, and social systems. International immersion allows students to apply sustainable practices in developing areas.

Summer 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Tony Andenoro, all sections

ALS 4419: Challenge 2050: Creating Solutions
This course creates a capstone experience for the Global Change and Leadership Certificate. Through this course students demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions independently or in teams. Students complete a comprehensive project with a developmental initiative focused on addressing the 2050 Challenge of sustaining a global population.

Summer 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Dana Bigham Stephens, all sections
Spring 2015 Syllabus: Dr. Dana Bigham Stephens, all sections

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