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2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Agricultural Studies


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Mark E. Bender, Ph.D., Chair

Professors: Bender, Schoenly
Assistant Professors:  Hauselt, Wooley

Office: Bizzini Hall 108A-C
Phone: (209) 664-6648

Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Studies  with concentrations in Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Business/Economics, Permaculture, and Special Concentration
Business Administration concentration in Agricultural Business *
*Please see the College of Business Administration  section of the catalog.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Explain basic economic principles with respect to the production and distribution of agricultural resources;
  • Explain the principles of agricultural and environmental resource management;
  • Describe agricultural business and marketing practices;
  • Explain the physical, chemical, and biological principles of agroecosystems;
  • Summarize global perspectives on food issues;
  • Provide examples of restorative and sustainable agricultural practices;
  • Describe spatial and other quantitative techniques;
  • Understand public policy, regulatory, and land use issues;
  • Explain the social context of agricultural production;
  • Critically assess agricultural issues and trends;
  • Systematically develop communicative, analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills;
  • Be exposed to diverse teaching and learning strategies in a number of academic disciplines;
  • Gain applied experience through internships and service learning;
  • Experience a high quality academic program that prepares them for changing and emerging professional opportunities in the region; and
  • Be involved in an educational experience that helps prepare them for graduate studies and teaching.

In pursuing these objectives, the program encourages students to critically assess agricultural issues and trends; provides students with opportunities to systematically develop their communicative, analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; exposes students to diverse teaching and learning strategies in a number of academic disciplines; and delivers a high quality academic program that prepares students for emerging professional opportunities.

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