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Courses - Fall 2017
INAG
Institute of Applied Agriculture
INAG099
(Perm Req)
Cooperative Education
Credits: 0
Grad Meth: S-F
Restriction: Co-op is open to sustainable agriculture and agricultural business management students who have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have advisor's permission.

Cooperative Education, the culminating 22-week field experience in your program, is a collaborative partnership between the Institute of Applied Agriculture and the employer to provide a quality academic and practical training for students. Each student's co-op will vary according to the unique career direction the student wishes to pursue and is intended to accompany seminars and activities previously acquired in the IAA program. Upon completion of the course, students will have established contacts in the industry and substantial documentation to develop a personal portfolio.
INAG100
Introduction to Plant Science
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a student in the Institute of Applied Agriculture; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Credit only granted for: INAG100, PLSC100, or PLSC101.
A general introduction to plant science designed to provide the students with a working knowledge of the fundamental structures and processes of plants. Content includes plant anatomy, physiology, genetics and environmental relationships.
INAG102
Agricultural Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture. May not count toward any BMGT major or minor requirement.
This course introduces fundamental concepts related to launching a profitable agricultural business. Topics include idea generation, opportunity recognition, conducting feasibility studies, assembling the entrepreneurial team, and financing the new venture, among others. Students will learn knowledge and skills relevant to starting a new agricultural business.
INAG103
Agricultural Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture. Course cannot be used to fulfill a requirement for a Robert H. Smith School of Business major or minor.
Principles of market demand are used to develop a consumer oriented market strategy for agricultural businesses. Topics include market structures, target marketing, market segmentation, niche marketing and direct marketing. Market concepts unique to agriculture products are also covered.
INAG106
Pesticide Use and Safety
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to students in the IAA program or to students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR).
An overview of pesticide use and safety. Topics include environmental protection, labeling, personal safety, first aid, formulation and chemistry, equipment, disposal, storage, record-keeping and liability. The course prepares students to take the Maryland State test for a private applicator's license.
INAG110
Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, THET285.
A study of how perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communications affect the communication process as it emerges in the work place. The course provides skill training in speech writing, public speaking, group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, and responding.
INAG110S
Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, THET285.
A study of how perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communications affect the communication process as it emerges in the work place. The course provides skill training in speech writing, public speaking, group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, and responding.
Restricted to College Park Scholars.
INAG123
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introductory courses that provides an overview of the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture. Students explore the economic, social, and environmental impacts of agriculture, and relate the principles of sustainability to various agricultural production practices and systems.
INAG199
Special Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.

A detailed study, including a written report, involving a current issue in an agricultural area that relates to the student's major. The study is conducted under the direction of a faculty member. A maximum of three credit hours of special problems may be applied toward graduation.
INAG199C
(Perm Req)
Special Problems; Special Problems in AgriScience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete an accredited high school agriculture program with a minimum of 4 agriculture courses with a minimum grade of B in each course.

Demonstrates the application of scientific principles of agriculture by developing and presenting an oral report on a capstone project relevant to ccurrent agriculture issues.
INAG199D
Special Problems; Agricultural Tractor Operations and Maintenance
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This class introduces students to the operation and maintenance of agricultural tractors and farm equipment. Students learn to safely and efficiently operate tractors, connect and use implements, perform regular maintenance, and handle materials. This course will be held at the Upper Marlboro Research and Education Center on two consecutive days: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 (rain date is tentatively set for October 28 & 29). Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the facility. This course is open to IAA and PLSC students.? Other AGNR students will be granted permission to enroll if seats are available.
INAG201
Agricultural Human Resources Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: May not count toward any BMGT major or minor requirement.
The course introduces students to the study and application of the basic principles of human relations and personnel management. A variety of approaches to recruiting, training, delegating, motivating, and appraising employees are among the topics discussed.
INAG203
Agricultural Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Students at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA); or students at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR); or permission may be granted to other students based on available space.
Additional information: Course cannot be used to fulfill a requirement for a Robert H. Smith School of Business major or minor.
This course introduces fundamental concepts related to the financial management of an agricultural business. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial planning, the relationship between risk and return, the time value of money, costs associated with borrowed funds, sources of capital, financial markets and intermediaries in agriculture, and personal finance, among others. Students will gain financial knowledge and skills necessary for managing a profitable agricultural business.
INAG222
Landscape Design and Implementation
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INAG226
Diseases of Ornamentals and Turf
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Completion of one of the following is recommended: PLSC 253, PLSC 254, INAG 107, PLSC 305.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture.
The course will cover various topics such as plant pathology, disease control practices, and an in depth coverage of the major diseases of ornamentals and turfgrasses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Emphasis will be placed on identification of disease signs and symptoms. Over 50 diseases will be covered during the semester.
INAG231
Insects of Ornamentals and Turf
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Recommended: PLSC253, PLSC254, or PLSC305; or INAG107.
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to students in the IAA program.
A study of the major insect pests and beneficial insects of ornamental plants and turfgrasses in the Mid-Atlantic region. The student will be responsible for insect identification, life history, and control practices of approximately 100 insects. An insect collection consisting of both insect pests and beneficial insects is required.
INAG237
SURVEYING AND GPS APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Additional information: Course is open to Institute of Applied Agriculture students and permission will be granted to others in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources based on available seats. IAA student must have completed INAG 101 and INAG 104.
The principles of land measurement using conventional surveying techniques to determine distance, elevation change or topography, Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and mapping, utilizing Graphical Information Systems (GIS) will be the focus of this course. Students will use surveying equipment and GPS receivers and other data collection instruments to collect land data features. Data will be mapped and analyzed using software including: Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office, and ESRI ArcGIS software. Students will download and integrate available on-line geo-referenced map images or other data to support the development of their GPS collected data. Spatial analysis software will be used to map problem areas of field agronomic factors.
INAG240
Professional Development
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite or corequisite: INAG299A. Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Required for all graduating IAA students, this course provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their academic experience and develop skills necessary to successfully transition into their careers. Students will explore careers and professional associations, complete their portfolios, and prepare resumes. Each student will develop and present a professional presentation on his/her internship experience.
INAG242
Golf Course Design and Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
An appreciation and understanding of the game of golf is obtained through lectures on the history, organizations, and rules of the game. Golf course design theories, great architects and their courses, and construction specifications are discussed. Students will complete two golf course design projects.
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. An appreciation and understanding of the game of golf is obtained through lectures on the history, organization, and rules of the game. Golf course design theories, great architects and their courses, and construction specifications are discussed. Students will complete two golf course design projects.
INAG250
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Also offered as: PLSC204, PLSC204.
Credit only granted for: ENBE200 or PLSC204 or INAG250.
Formerly: ENBE200.
Additional information: Priority given to IAA majors and AGNR students whose major requires this course. Permission will be granted to other students on seats available basis.
A comprehensive course that teaches the fundamentals of agricultural related mechanics. Lecture and lab exercises will cover the broad range of topics associated with agricultural mechanics including electricity, plumbing, welding processes, and wood and metal working applications. Emphasis will be given to the design and installation of electrical circuits. It will also include project planning and implementation including development of safety protocols for each area of study and introduction of GPS equipment and software for survey data collection.
INAG299A
Supervised Work Experience; Internship I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.

On-site internship training in the student's major area of study. Students must complete a minimum of 320 working hours at an approved work site. Students should complete the on-site portion of their internship during the summer between their first and second years. After completing Internship I, students must take Internship II in which they complete a report. The two courses should be completed in consecutive semesters or simultaneously.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INAG299B
Supervised Work Experience; Internship II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.

Internship II is a follow up report to Internship I, and the two courses should be completed in consecutive semesters. Students must complete and submit a comprehensive report on the activity and management of the work site used in INAG 299A Internship I.
Contact department for information to register for this course.