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ASEC 10100 - Agriculture, Science And Social Issues
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course introduces Purdue Agriculture students to social issues that influence the future of science innovation and the agriculture industry. It will particularly focus on areas of apparent disconnect with regard to agriculture, scientific evidence and the general public. In order to learn how to communicate with others on controversial issues, concepts of engagement will be discussed as ways to better understand audiences and find areas of common interest. Featuring guest speakers on current social issues, students will learn how issues impact the agriculture industry and science innovation and consider how to engage stakeholders regarding these concerns.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify current social issues that affect agriculture and science. 2. Understand various perspectives on issues and how those perceptions are influenced and shaped. 3. Articulate how engagement on social issues can build relationships and establish common ground. 4. Analyze how an engagement strategy could be used by those in agriculture and science to communicate with concerned stakeholders on specific issues.


ASEC 15200 - Agricultural Communication Seminar
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides an introduction to agricultural communication as a professional field, including its current status and role within the larger U.S. mass media system. The course will also provide an overview of career options and professional skills and competencies required of agricultural communicators.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASEC 24000 - Seminar In Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 1.00. Development of an understanding of the origin, scope, and objectives of agricultural education; role of the agricultural science and business teacher as a professional educator; basic responsibilities of a teacher of agricultural science and business; and significance of legislation affecting agricultural education.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Summarize the history, philosophy and aims of agricultural education. 2. Demonstrate small group communication through committee activities. 3. Practice the roles of an advisor to a student organization. 4. Evaluate self-awareness and understanding of own style of working with and relating to others and begin to make appropriate modifications. 5. Explain the importance of professional networks and the techniques to develop them.


ASEC 28000 - Digital Storytelling
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students will plan, shoot, and edit videos; collaborate in teams; plan and generate social media; and write feature pieces for digital platforms. Students will gain meaningful digital storytelling experiences that will enhance their understanding of various platforms and build their professional portfolios.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Studio
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop compelling, audience-appropriate written and video feature stories for online platforms. This requires critical thinking (for planning, audience analysis, etc.), knowledge (effective storytelling techniques), and communication (must collaborate with classmates to coordinate topics and schedules). 2. Plan and integrate social media strategies into your work. This requires critical thinking (must plan ahead to include these pieces from the beginning of the project, must analyze audience), communication (must create and schedule effective, audience-relevant posts), and communication (must collaborate with classmates to coordinate posts and schedules). 3. Develop projects that meet a client's expectations and communication goals. This requires communication (with the client and source), knowledge (of effective interviewing and shooting principles), and critical thinking (to determine what audiences want to know and assess what they may already know). 4. Communicate science topics to lay audiences. This requires communication (to translate sometimes difficult subjects in ways that even elementary age audiences will understand), critical thinking (to determine what should and should not be covered), and knowledge (of effective video storytelling techniques). 5. Collaborate effectively with others. This requires communication (with colleagues all topics and schedules) and ethics (to be reliable team members who are just as responsible to each other as to themselves). 6. Reflect the diversity of the community you report on. This requires ethics (students must ensure that their work is diverse and inclusive) and critical thinking (students must be aware of when their work does not reflect the diversity of the population they serve).


ASEC 28500 - Introduction To Publication Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to pre-press production of professional-quality publications. Emphasis on computer applications for publication layout, design and production. Topics include composition, readability, typography, graphic resolution, and color management systems.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of graphic composition and layout principles when designing publications. 2. Use industry-standard computer software accomplish basic and advanced pre- press publication design and production tasks. 3. Solve common design and production problems encountered in the communication workplace, including those related to readability, resolution, color and composition. 4. Use appropriate professional terminology when communicating with editors, designers, printers and other vendors on particular projects. 5. Seek bids that result in reliable cost estimates from printers and other vendors. 6. Consider ethical implications and professional communication responsibilities when making editorial and design decisions.


ASEC 29000 - Special Problems In Agricultural Science And Education Communication
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Open primarily to freshmen and sophomores who desire to study special problems in agricultural communication, agricultural education, life science education, extension education, leadership education or youth development not covered in regular coursework. To be arranged with instructor or departmental representative prior to registering. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Course will address the college Communications and Critical Thinking outcomes. 2. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems.


ASEC 30100 - Building Intercultural Partnerships
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course uses a combination of readings, videos, experiential activities, presentations, and face-to-face & virtual excursions/engagement with "other/different" international cultural groups to deepen students' ownership of their own learning and to identify and understand both similarities and differences in values and social norms across countries and cultures. Students will enhance their intercultural communication skills, their emotional resilience, and their ability to engage effectively and equitably in conversations and partnerships with people from other countries and cultures.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Humanities, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate that you recognize the relevance of the learning process and the roles you and other play in that process. 2. Recognize and participate in cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication and begin to appropriately engage with people from other countries and cultures to negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences. 3. Recognize your own strengths and understand both the values and social norms across countries and cultures and challenges in adapting and adjusting under stress, and identify practices and techniques for managing your emotions. 4. Analyze substantial connections between the worldviews, experiences, and power structures of multiple cultural groups while incorporating respectful interactions with them.


ASEC 31800 - Coordination Of Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs
Credit Hours: 2.00. Record keeping and supervisory skills needed to advise and coordinate supervised agricultural experience programs for secondary agricultural science and business students. Integration of supervised agricultural experiences with programming in youth organizations and classroom instruction for secondary agricultural science and business classrooms.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Model a comprehensive design for school-based agricultural education. 2. Analyze Supervised Agricultural Experiences for learner career readiness. 3. Utilize a comprehensive record-keeping system. 4. Utilize student recognition tools such as FFA degree and proficiency applications.


ASEC 31900 - Planning Agricultural Science And Business Programs
Credit Hours: 2.00. Development of course content plans that coordinate and utilize agricultural science and business, community resources, FFA, and supervised agricultural experience programs.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain the functions of an advisory committee. 2. Develop a philosophy/mission statement, vision, and goals. 3. Conduct a needs assessment. 4. Plan and implement strategies to build school and community support, including recruitment of students. 5. Describe the purpose of developing an effective FFA Program of Activities. 6. Describe the purpose and process of evaluating an agricultural education program.


ASEC 33100 - The Role Of Horses In Human History, Culture And Society
Credit Hours: 3.00. A multi-disciplinary course that introduces students to the history of the human-horse relationship in a global context. Because the history of horse and human interaction is so broad and so important to the development of civilization, the course will include a broad view of horses in the context of agriculture, transportation, sport, culture and art. Permission of instructor required.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Humanities, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Interpret and explain the integral role horses have played in human civilization. 2. Compare the roles of horses in Asia, Europe and the Americas through history. 3. Analyze the impact of horses on the political, social and cultural environments in different parts of the world. 4. Develop a logical argument as to why horses still have a role in international society in the contemporary historical period.


ASEC 34000 - Laboratory Practices In Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is designed to introduce pre-service agricultural education teachers to laboratory integration into the agricultural education curriculum at the middle school and secondary school level. Emphasis is placed on laboratory safety, skill acquisition, developing knowledge of laboratory components in Agriscience, laboratory utilization, facilitating student learning in the laboratory setting, appropriate teaching methods and techniques, curriculum applications, and classroom resources. Travel to on and off-campus sites will be required.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Facilitate learning in agricultural teaching laboratory settings. 2. Utilize resources in agricultural teaching laboratory settings. 3. Practice safe procedures with agricultural teaching laboratory equipment, supplies, and materials.


ASEC 34100 - Curriculum Development In Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is designed to expose students to appropriate teaching techniques, curricula and resources within agricultural education. Procedures for designing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on new and emerging areas in agriculture, food, and natural resources.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Design curriculum for instruction in agriculture, food, and natural resources. 2. Implement curriculum for instruction in agriculture, food, and natural resources. 3. Evaluate curriculum for instruction in agriculture, food, and natural resources.


ASEC 35500 - Controversial Science And Media In The Public Sphere
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will utilize case studies of controversial science news to explore the multiple factors that converge to influence how science and technology become controversial issues across a variety of social/ political domains. In addition to foundational understanding of communication theory, students will develop two primary skills: 1) a structure for the critical analysis of science news, 2) the skills to meaningfully communicate across stakeholders. The science content (GMOs, climate change, pesticide use, etc.) will provide the background information for analysis of the main focus of the course, which is in learning the communication process for effectively communicating science to non-science audiences. Case studies and applied critical media theory will be utilized to explore such controversies as climate change, genetically modified foods, and other emergent science controversies.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Humanities, UC-Science, Tech & Society, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Evaluate forces shaping public understanding of/and engagement with/science, including the role of technology in misinformation (fake news, bots, algorithms, misinformation campaigns, and propaganda) and the role of commercial funding of media. 2. Able to critically analyze media reports of science issues including: Types of Journalism, Levels of Completeness, and Evidence within the story. 3. Apply reliable evidence from your critical news analysis to your projects. 4. Identify and analyze prominent and recurrent patterns in the communication of controversial issues. 5. Apply the skills learned to communicate controversial science to a non-science audience. 6. Critically evaluate the evolving role of media in shaping understanding of science across democratic societies. 7. Know content (quizzes and reflection papers). 8. Process Knowledge (Discussion and applied projects). 9. Use integrated knowledge to meaningfully critique others work. 10. Demonstrate process comprehension through construction of a critical news analysis of a current controversial issue.


ASEC 38000 - Feature Writing And Production
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students gain hands-on studio experiences in all phases of features writing, storytelling, and production. Students will analyze audiences, generate story ideas, research, interview, write, edit, shoot photos, plan social media, design pages, and can shoot short-form video.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Studio
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 1 times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop audience-appropriate story ideas consistent with Destination Purdue's mission. This requires critical thinking (will a topic actually interest readers and our client) and communication skills (students must articulate to the instructor and others why their stories will work). 2. Distinguish the differences between feature and news stories. This requires knowledge (what are the technical differences between these two seminal communication styles). 3. Write compelling, newsworthy feature stories. This requires critical thinking (what parts of conversations with sources will appeal to our readers). 4. Produce and prepare publication-quality photos. This requires knowledge (how to shoot and prepare an effective photo). 5. Demonstrate basic skills in desktop publishing software, design, and layout. This requires knowledge (of basic design principles and publishing software). 6. Develop and demonstrate reporting skills that accurately reflect the diversity of the Purdue Agriculture community. This requires ethics (students must ensure that their work is diverse and inclusive) and critical thinking (students must be aware of when their work does not reflect the diversity of the population they serve). 7. Demonstrate professionalism and professional "improvisation". This requires ethics (students must learn how to operate as professionals) and critical thinking (students must be able to solve unexpected problems that arise during the process).


ASEC 38500 - Communication Strategies For Controversial Issues In ANR
Course Hours: 3.00. This course trains students to communicate about controversial science and emerging technology in contested environments. Additionally, the course covers public engagement principles for science topics and how to communicate risks in the context of agriculture, and natural resources science and technology.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Define and apply evidence-based science communication and public engagement models in communication of controversial science. 2. Identify a range of factors (individual, socio-cultural, economic, political) that contribute to social conflict and controversy over science or technology issues. 3. Explain impacts of different media platform on the effectiveness of science communication. 4. Define and apply conflict resolution skills in the context of a science or technology controversy. 5. Apply communication best practices when engaging on controversial science and emerging technology across diverse audiences.


ASEC 40000 - Agricultural Education Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits


ASEC 43100 - Planning For International Engagement Methods
Credit Hours: 1.00. A team-based laboratory course for students who seek experience working with international partners to plan and conduct quality service-learning projects. Using established partner relationships, students will work with international partners to address hands-on, real-world, identified challenges to learn the principles of extension methodology and sustainable community development by integrating their discipline knowledge and technical skills from previous courses. Students will also learn the intercultural communication, market analysis, project design and planning, entrepreneurial business planning for micro-credit loans and business ventures, and cultural factors affecting community food security while they work in bi-national teams to determine how best to apply their classroom knowledge and experience to respond to partners' needs and local resource constraints.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 2 times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply classroom knowledge and science technologies through extension methodologies to assist partners in addressing their economic and social challenges. 2. Demonstrate intercultural knowledge and effectiveness to successfully communicate, understand, and interact among people with differing assumptions that exist because of ethnic and cultural differences. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking and emotional intelligence in evaluation of what is read and heard by using data and reasoning to identify and assess opportunities and develop sound responses to complex problems in a rural international village setting. 4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate persuasively and while considering audience and purpose in a different cultural setting. 5. Assess the partners' needs, plan, present, and assess educational programs in Haiti. 6. Demonstrate the ability to work constructively as part of a bi-national problem-solving team.


ASEC 43110 - International Engagement Methods
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Using established partner relationships, students will travel to and live in Cap Haitien for 8-10 days and work with Haitian partners and students to learn the principles of extension methodology, sustainable community development, and how to most effectively work with local leaders. Students will also learn the intercultural communication, entrepreneurial business planning, and cultural factors affecting community food security status while they work bi-national teams to determine how best to apply their classroom knowledge and experience.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply classroom knowledge and science technologies through extension methodologies to assist partners in addressing their challenges. 2. Demonstrate intercultural knowledge and effectiveness to successfully communicate, understand, and interact among people with differing assumptions that exist because of ethnic and cultural differences. 3. Demonstrate personal growth in cultural worldview and self-awareness to confidently address specific food security-related challenges and belief in their personal ability to succeed in a particular situation. 4. Demonstrate critical thinking, intercultural curiosity, and evaluation of what is read and heard by using data and reasoning to identify and assess opportunities and develop sound responses to complex problems in a rural international village setting. 5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate persuasively and while considering audience and purpose in a different cultural setting. 6. Assess the partners' needs, plan, present, and assess educational programs in Haiti. 7. Demonstrate intercultural openness, empathy, flexibility, and open-mindedness to work constructively as part of a bi-national problem-solving team.


ASEC 43120 - Evaluating International Engagement Methods
Credit Hours: 1.00. Designed for students who have just returned from the Engagement Methods for Int'l Food Security course or have previous experience working with our partners. In order to 1) fully comprehend the impact of the experience and 2) foster true long-term relationships with and service to our partners, it is required to work on our projects when we return. Matt McGregor, Former Exec. Dir. of Timmy Global Health, told us that "it's not really about the trip". It is essential that we accomplish: 1) Closure of trip experiences with partners and contacts - thank you's and complete follow-up; 2) Reflection of Purdue student experiences and personal goals/follow-up actions; 3) Promotion of food insecurity realities and opportunities for support; and 4) Planning, recommendations, and promotion of future service learning courses.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 2 times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply classroom knowledge and science technologies through extension methodologies to assist partners in addressing their challenges. 2. Demonstrate intercultural knowledge and effectiveness to successfully communicate, understand, and interact among people with differing assumptions that exist because of ethnic and cultural differences. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking and evaluation of what is read and heard by using data and reasoning to identify and assess opportunities and develop sound responses to complex problems in a rural international village setting. 4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate persuasively and while considering audience and purpose in a different cultural setting. 5. Assess partners' needs, plan, present, and assess educational programs in Haiti. 6. Demonstrate ability to work constructively as part of a bi-national problem-solving team.


ASEC 44000 - Methods Of Teaching Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles and procedures for teaching agricultural science and business in public schools. Must be admitted to teacher education program.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the role of the instructor in the learning process, including characteristics of effective instructors and teaching. 2. Identify factors affecting individual learner differences. 3. Prepare lesson plans which address diversity in student populations. 4. Correctly demonstrate the use of the teacher-centered, social interaction, and student-centered learning activities within the agricultural education setting. 5. Develop and teach lessons using appropriate learning activities which build learners' agricultural-related conceptual understandings, relevant skills, and problem-solving strategies. 6. Select appropriate educational technology to enhance learners' agricultural-related conceptual understandings, relevant skills, and problem-solving strategies. 7. Design lessons which incorporate the use of agricultural teaching laboratories and/or equipment.


ASEC 44100 - Field Experience In Agricultural Education Programs
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Field experience in agricultural science and business programs to include observation and participation in the teaching process and program development activities.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Document scope and sequence of secondary agricultural education curriculum. 2. Conduct an on-site review of facilities, equipment, supplies and procedures for an agricultural education program. 3. Reflect on the Agricultural Education Model and its impact on teaching and learning.


ASEC 44200 - Curriculum Implementation In Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 2.00. Students develop skills necessary to implement standards-based curriculum in Agricultural Education through hands-on application. Course is designed for students who have an understanding of curriculum development and teaching methodology.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Assess curriculum justifying its use in a given situation. 2. Design instruction based on given standards and curricular materials. 3. Practice safe procedures with laboratory equipment, supplies, and materials.


ASEC 48000 - Agricultural Communication Capstone Seminar
Credit Hours: 3.00. Prepares graduating students for entry to the workplace, assesses and enhances their communication knowledge and skills, and provides project experiences that will demonstrate their ability to communicate scientific and technical information through a variety of media. Projects will include student presentations and magazine style articles on issues of concern to agricultural and general audiences; and a final project that requires students to conceive and create a web site that uses converging media to communicate effectively a topical issue.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Display mastery in the art of communicating science (agriculture, health, or environmental science) in explanatory writing form for non-technical audiences. 2. Conduct interviews, organize and produce professional-quality writing products. 3. Quickly assemble content, seek approvals and make revisions under tight deadlines. 4. Gather data and analyze audiences. 5. Work with a team to identify effective communication goals; determine communications resources and coordinate those for strategic outcomes. 6. Develop creative products for professional portfolios to showcase communication expertise and assist in the job search.


ASEC 48500 - Environmental Communication
Credit Hours: 3.00. This is an interactive learning course in science and environmental communication with a strong emphasis on development of practical writing and communication skills for students who will become professionals in environment or natural resources. The public primarily obtains environmental information through the media, as such, scientists need to develop the understanding and skills necessary to engage with a range of audiences through the design of effective communication products. This course provides a unique balance of communication theory and skills training in which students develop the confidence to meaningfully communicate environmental issues.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a working understanding of the practical fundamentals of communicating complex environmental science to non-technical and technical audiences. 2. Apply foundational communication theory across a range of writing forms including academic writing form, explanatory short-form, poetry, white papers, and TED talks. 3. Analyze book-length environmental nonfiction to identify effective writing techniques and strategies. 4. Investigate strategies used in environmental and nature writing in poetry and fiction to engage audiences and write compelling science stories. 5. Understand key elements of human nature (information processing, risk perceptions, social norms, etc.) that are contributing to environmental controversy and apply that knowledge in strategic design of communication products.


ASEC 49000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Open to undergraduates who desire to study special problems in agricultural communications, agricultural education, or youth development not covered in regular coursework. To be arranged with the instructor or departmental representative prior to registering. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASEC 49100 - Special Topics In Agricultural Science And Education Communication
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Designed for specialized topic areas for which there is no specific course, but have enough student interest to justify formalized teaching of an undergraduate-level course. The course may be repeated by a student as long as the topic being taught is not repeated. The specific topic that is offered will be indicated on the student's record. To be arranged with the instructor or departmental representative prior to registering. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASEC 49700 - Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. For Honors students only doing specialized youth development and agricultural education research. Arrange with academic advisor and honors research coordinator before registering.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Honors, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ASEC 49900 - Special Problems In Agricultural Communication
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Application of principles of mass communication in the production of agriculturally related news, feature, and magazine articles, radio and television reports, photographs, and publications in the Department of Agricultural Communication Service. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ASEC 52000 - Foundations Of Agricultural Education, Extension, And Communication
Credit Hours: 3.00. Critical analysis of the historical and philosophical assumptions, current strategic intents and relevant policies underpinning the discipline of agricultural education - inclusive of Extension education and agricultural communication - and project the impact existing economic, social and political issues may have in this field in the next 15 to 25 years. Instructor permission required.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain how social and economic conditions in the 19th century helped shape AEEC. 2. Identify and discuss how key events, leaders, driving forces, and policies (i.e., legislation) that shaped AEEC. 3. Compare and contrast similarities and differences among school-based agricultural education, non-formal (Extension) education, and agricultural communication regarding their purpose, development as a field, structure and stakeholders. 4. Discuss the philosophies of pragmatism, behaviorism, and constructivism, and how these philosophical assumptions influenced the policies and practices of AEEC. 5. Identify leaders and what role they played in helping shape AEEC. 6. Discuss how principles of community-based education support the development of human, cultural and social capital in AEEC. 7. Examine current trends regarding existing organizational structures, enrollment, funding, and collaborative partners of AEEC, and project how current social and economic conditions in the 21st century may impact AEEC. 8. Discuss contemporary leadership and program models for the next 25 years, and analyze visions in AEEC are positioned to address grand challenges visions in AEEC.


ASEC 53100 - Global Learning For Agriculture, Food And Natural Resources
Credit Hours: 3.00. This is a graduate-level course in which students research, design, and evaluate communication and education methods and theoretical frameworks to apply appropriate cultural, community engagement, targeted outcomes of a population defined by the student. The central experience is an international/intercultural professional development experience immersed in rural and urban communities and cultures. Students will learn and develop global perspectives and effective engagement strategies to address agronomic, cultural and community engagement realities affecting agriculture, life sciences and natural resources.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Have the skills to distinguish between educational designs needed for different goals and outcomes of global/intercultural learning programs. 2. Understand and apply one's own culture to interact among people with differing cultures, beliefs and values while designing engagement programs. 3. Design an educational intervention/module which is culturally appropriate and meets the needs of the community/learners. 4. Construct meaning from instructional messages, including oral, written and graphic communication applying the intersectionality of Social Identity, Intercultural Sensitivity, and Critical Race theories to engagement situations. 5. Evaluate one's self-awareness and recognition of others such that they can emotionally adapt their thinking and being in global/intercultural engagement efforts. 6. Identify best practices for educational global immersion experience related to food, fiber, and natural resources.


ASEC 54000 - Program Development In Agricultural And Extension Education
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of principles of agricultural and extension education. Emphasis on program development, supervised experience programs, and effective organization of an agricultural and extension education program.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 1 times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a proposal for a comprehensive agriculture and Extension program plan. 2. Identify appropriate strategies to assess needs and assets, and teaching and delivery methods. 3. Identify the components of the Logic Model and how it is used for efficient program planning. 4. Develop a budget and evaluation plan for their agriculture and Extension program.


ASEC 54100 - Program Development In School-Based Agricultural Education
Credit Hours: 3.00. This graduate course in agricultural education concentrates on program planning and delivery of secondary programs in agriculture. Special emphasis is placed on utilizing school and community resources to develop programmatic offerings, recruit and retain students, organize FFA activities, direct supervised agricultural experience programs, and manage the agricultural education program. Various topics to be discussed will be determined based upon current trends in the field of agricultural education as well as the needs and interests of the students enrolled. Foundational procedures involved in conducting a secondary agricultural education program will be addressed. Permission of instructor required.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Facilitate learning through a well-planned school-based agricultural education program utilizing classroom and laboratory instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience, and FFA. 2. Describe the qualities of a successful school-based agricultural education program. 3. Identify areas for growth and support within local school-based agricultural education program. 4. Demonstrate comprehension of the foundational philosophies of agricultural education and career and technical education which guide successful implementation of modern school-based agricultural education.


ASEC 54500 - Teaching STEM Through Agriculture, Food And Natural Resources
Credit Hours: 3.00. The course focuses on the background and history of STEM movement and agricultural education, contemporary models, strategies, and justification for incorporation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts and practices into K-12 formal and non-formal agricultural education programs. Consider and develop the best practices for STEM teaching and learning and enhancement of STEM content in agriculture, food and natural resources (AFNR) context. The goal of the course is to help students develop knowledge about STEM integration and equip them with teaching knowledge and skills for designing K-12 lesson plans by using integrated STEM through AFNR. Students will learn strategies that promote engagement in integrated STEM through AFNR activities. At the end of the course, students should be able to design and implement research-based integrated STEM through AFNR lesson plans and assessment plans.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze integrated models of STEM learning, and justify how a selected model informs best practices for science and agriculture, food, and/or natural resources teaching and learning. 2. Evaluate current national and state standards that help design lesson plans in non formal, and formal educational contexts. 3. Develop lesson plans by using agriculture, food, and/or natural resources as context to teach STEM content and concepts. 4. Describe life and 21st century skills that are relevant in agriculture, food, and/or natural resources contexts and demonstrate how these skills can be integrated into lesson plans. 5. Create an assessment plan to evaluate learning outcomes. 6. Apply learner-centered teaching strategies, such as inquiry-based learning, to teach the lesson plans. 7. Create a manuscript that can be used to disseminate the integrated STEM lesson to professional audiences.


ASEC 54600 - Communication And Issues Engagement For Agricultural Professionals
Credit Hours: 3.00. In this eight-week online course, students will be exposed to science communication and issues engagement principles. The course is designed primarily for those with little or no formal communication training. Topics include evidence-based best practices for communicating science; news media and social media influences on controversial science; how to monitor controversial issues; and major theoretical perspectives and strategies for engaging the public on food and agricultural science.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Integrate best communication practices from the literature for engaging audiences about agriculture and science. 2. Analyze audiences and design appropriate messaging based on audience characteristics and needs. 3. Develop and adapt communication strategies for science-based controversial issues. 4. Formulate evidence-based strategies to anticipate controversial issues in agriculture and science.


ASEC 54800 - Communicating Science To The Public
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course will help graduate students in science disciplines learn to communicate science to non-expert audiences. Through readings, assignments and guided discussions, students will learn relevant communication theories and recommended strategies for engaging with the public on science and technology topics.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply findings from the literature to anticipate how values and culture influence public perceptions of science. 2. Integrate key communication concepts and theories in the development of effective communication strategies for science and technology. 3. Analyze audiences and design messaging for specific audience segments.


ASEC 55100 - International Engagement And Development Strategies
Credit Hours: 3.00. An overview of cross-disciplinary, cultural, theoretical frameworks, communication tools, and assessment methods applied to international agricultural development and engagement. Lectures, panel discussions, and case studies on appropriate methods of development and engagement, international project planning, intercultural effectiveness, principles of sustainable agricultural, food, community development, and program/project monitoring and evaluation will be the basis of assignments and team work. This eight-week course will provide the theoretical and social frameworks and principles needed to successfully work in multi-agency partnerships on international development projects.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Select the most culturally-appropriate application of disciplinary knowledge and technologies for agriculture, food, natural resources and related sciences in development programs. 2. Deconstruct self biases and intercultural effectiveness and their critical and creative thinking skills for different contexts in appropriate applications of scientific research as creative interventions and evaluation. 3. Differentiate high and low oral and written communication skills, tolerance of cultural ambiguity, and adaptability. 4. Judge the efficacy of applying appropriate theoretical frameworks for engaging stakeholders in projects to create sustainable impact. 5. Determine the relevance of the result of applying principals and applications of ethical decision making and professional development. 6. Reflect on one's progress and abilities to work in multi-disciplinary teams to carryout developing country assessments and conceptualize a viable project proposal under a tight deadline.


ASEC 56500 - Principles Of Adult Education
Credit Hours: 3.00. (EDCI 56500) Principles of adult education applied to helping adults learn, evaluating their performance, and determining their needs. Examines history, philosophy, and research of adult education. Explores techniques required in design and delivery of instruction for adults.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Examine principles and techniques for educating adults including the history, philosophy, and research field. 2. Develop an individual philosophy of continuing and adult education for a wide variety of situations. 3. Apply principles, techniques, philosophy and research in development and design of adult education programs.


ASEC 58200 - Introduction To The Application Of Inferential Statistics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the use and application of statistics with a particular focus on descriptive and inferential analysis procedures. This course will also introduce students to the use of statistical software, namely the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Permission of instructor required.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Formulate decisions regarding selecting appropriate statistical techniques to use in analyzing data. 2. Apply data analysis techniques using SPSS and interpret relevant output and information. 3. Synthesize data from SPSS output. 4. Produce data analysis results in appropriate table and narrative form for inclusion in a dissertation, thesis, or journal article. 5. Investigate, analyze and critique the data analysis sections of peer-reviewed journal articles and determine if the analysis is appropriate for the study. 6. Apply appropriate methods and procedures in the development of survey instruments.


ASEC 58500 - Science Communication
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course utilizes foundational research and commentary from scholars to track the evolution of media and our ability as scientists to understand and effectively communicate these issues to a non-science audience. Science and technology are evolving faster than societies ability to understand, assimilate, and make policies to address these increasingly complex issues. As a result, controversies arise over issues such as climate change, forest management, genetically modified foods, energy choices, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, water management, and agricultural practices, etc. This course covers the range of issues in the field of science communication including: the nature of science, how to translate evidence for a lay audience, media practices, reporting and qualifying uncertainty, human psychology and belief systems, information processing, and the most current research for messaging science. We will work together to examine the foundational scholarly literature in this area and how it is/ or is not reflected in construction of popular media. You will use this knowledge to construct both compelling oral science narratives, and a science story for popular consumption.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Gain a foundational understanding of science communication theory. 2. Develop a working understanding of the psychology of the communication audience. 3. Utilize theory to analyze and deconstruct popular press stories. 4. Design strategies for diffusing controversial issues. 5. Evaluate the efficacy of communication strategies in current use, and in peer communication products. 6. Apply science communication theory in the design of both oral and written popular press stories.


ASEC 59000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. A study of special problems in agricultural communications, agricultural education, or youth development not covered in regular coursework. To be arranged with the instructor or departmental representative prior to registering. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASEC 59100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Specialized topics not covered in other courses. Topics, requirements, and credits to be determined yearly. To be arranged with the instructor or departmental representative prior to registering. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASEC 59500 - Internship In Agricultural Sciences Education And Communication
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 10.00. A special course designed to provide practical field experience under professional supervision in selected situation related to the student's area of specialization. Amount of credit to be determined by the nature and extent of the assignment. To be arranged with the instructor of departmental representative prior to registering. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Internship, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explore components of Purdue Extension or other agricultural entities. 2. Participate in activities, projects, and programs of Purdue Extension or other agricultural entities. 3. Reflect on organizational philosophy, structure, and outcomes.


ASEC 62000 - Adolescent And Youth Development In Context
Credit Hours: 3.00. This graduate-level course examines the major developmental issues of adolescents and youth with attention to their familial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Topics include health and well-being; biological, socio-emotional, and cognitive development; sexual and racial/ethnic identity; risks and resilience; peer and family relationships; civic engagement and activism; positive youth development; and the transition to adulthood. Course readings focus primarily on adolescents and youth in the United States, although international contexts are also incorporated across the class.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1.  Evaluate empirical studies assessing the major developmental themes of adolescence and the transition to adulthood. 2.  Apply and understand major theoretical perspectives relevant to adolescent and youth development. 3.  Demonstrate understanding of the contexts that impact development during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. 4.  Demonstrate accurate knowledge of physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development of adolescents and youths. 5.  Understand how adolescent and youth development is impacted by diverse backgrounds and experiences.

ASEC 63000 - Theories Of Learning And Development
Credit Hours: 3.00. The goal of this course is to introduce students to a variety of theoretical perspectives of learning and development and how they may be used in both formal, informal and non-formal educational settings. This goal will be achieved through students' analysis of key concepts, assumptions, propositions and principles of four theoretical areas: (1) Foundational Learning Theory, (2) Student Development Theory, (3) Career & Workforce Development Theory and (4) Youth Development & Experiential Learning Theory. This course will also build on students' prior exposure to behaviorist, cognitive, and constructivist approaches of learning and development. In sum, many of the theories discussed in this course will provide students with a greater understanding of human thought and behavior that will help them become more effective educators, researchers and practitioners. Permission of instructor required.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate how to conduct a literature review and synthesis of the literature. 2. Examine the role of framing and focusing a research study using a paradigm position/epistemology, conceptual & theoretical frameworks. 3. Compare and contrast various theoretical perspectives of learning and development. 4. Distinguish the basic assumptions, concepts, and principles of various theoretical perspectives of learning and development. 5. Investigate how each theoretical perspective of learning and development can be applied to formal, informal and non-formal educational contexts. 6. Assess how each theoretical perspective of learning and development can be used in educational research. 7. Consider the implications of each theoretical perspective on teaching and learning formal, informal and non-formal educational contexts. 8. Develop a critical review of a theoretical perspective of learning and development.

ASEC 64000 - Courses Of Study In Agricultural Education Programs
Credit Hours: 2.00 to 4.00. Principles and procedures of curriculum construction applied to development and organization for courses of study in agricultural science and business.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze contemporary agricultural education technology and incorporate into lesson plans. 2. Utilize activities, projects, and problems in teaching agricultural content. 3. Explain the career planning process for adolescents. 4. Develop and organize courses of study using principles and procedures of curriculum construction.

ASEC 64200 - Seminar In Agricultural And Extension Education
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Identification and analysis of contemporary programs used in agricultural and extension education. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in Education.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ASEC 64400 - ASEC Graduate Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Students are familiarized with planning and presenting ASEC research through written and oral presentations based on the student's proposed thesis topic. Weekly attendance and participation at seminars help graduate students use appropriate and effective presentation skills, understand expectations regarding responsible conduct of research, and learn about current topics in ASEC related research areas.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop capacity to utilize Purdue research resources. 2. Develop writing and presentation skills necessary for success in academic careers. 3. Be informed about responsible conduct of research, research ethics, and human subjects regulations.

ASEC 68100 - Research Design For Social Scientists
Credit Hours: 3.00. The goal of the course is to examine social science theories and research designs in the contexts of agricultural and natural resources education, communication and engagement. Students will develop understanding of the chain of reasoning and create a research design to study a problem of interest. Students will apply the concepts they learned in a research methods course by critiquing research manuscripts and creating a rationale for a research proposal. After taking the course, students should have gained understanding of how research designs are thoughtfully and argumentatively justified to study a researchable problem in informal, non-formal, and formal educational contexts and other social science contexts. Pre-or-Corequisite: FNR 58000 or EDPS 53300 (or instructor's permission for graduate-level social science research methods course).
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify and focus a research problem. 2. Communicate effectively their research. 3. Think critically, creatively and solve problems in their field of study. 4. Conduct research in an ethical and responsible manner. 5. Demonstrate attributes of professional development consistent with expectations within their field of study.

ASEC 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ASEC 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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