Morrisville State CollegeDepartment of Agricultural Sciences

 
Agricultural Science Courses

 

AGSC 120 - DOMESTIC ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to, and a general understanding of domestic animal behavior.  The evolutionary aspects of behavior, learning theory, normal and abnormal behaviors will be studied.  Material will be presented concerning dogs, cats, sheep, goats, hogs, cattle and horses with an emphasis on cattle and horses.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

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AGSC 132 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PRECISION FARMING

This course introduces the student to site-specific crop management and precision farming. The course also involves the application of selective computer software and hardware in site-specific crop management. In addition, AGSC 132 focuses on providing the student with an overview of the basics of global positioning system (GPS) and an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS). Students enrolled in AGSC 132 will be introduced to these important systems through lectures and laboratory exercises.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGSC 135 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH I

Application of computer software in agricultural research including: statistical packages which include ANOVA, Duncan Multiple range test, correlation, etc.

1 credit, spring semester

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AGSC 137 - ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF AGRICULTURAL DATA

This course encompasses an introduction to statistical methods to agricultural students using examples and applications.  It focuses on teaching students basic statistical analysis using spreadsheet programs and other pertinent computer tools.

2 credits, spring semester

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AGSC 140 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PRECISION FARMING II

The student will pursue research projects in the area of GPS, GIS and other precision farming-related areas and then make presentations using PowerPoint.

Prerequisite: AGSC 132 & 135 or consent of instructors

1 credit, spring semester

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AGSC 145 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH II

The student will pursue projects in the areas of basic and applied research and then make presentations on the project using PowerPoint.

Prerequisite: AGSC 130 & 135 or consent of instructors

1 credit, fall semester

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