Agricultural & Environmental Education

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and School of Education)

Undergraduate Advising Center (including peer advising) is located in the Animal Science Advising Center in 1202 Meyer Hall; 530-754-7915; http://asac.ucdavis.edu/.

The Major Program

The major serves those interested in teaching agricultural and environmental sciences in K through 12 classrooms or in non-formal settings such as food production and distribution systems, nature preserves, environmental camps, or other venues. This major prepares graduates to direct programs in the agricultural and environmental sciences as well as provides them with a skill set necessary to work within social science careers related to these fields. This program of study meets state and federal requirements for entry into teacher preparation in agriculture and science, as well as requirements in Career Technical Education (CTE).

The Program

The program is designed to provide students with a broad background in various agricultural and environmental science disciplines, e.g., animal science, environmental science, plant and soil science, agricultural engineering, business management, agro ecology, and horticulture. The program also focuses on the social sciences related to human resource development. The program provides students with practical experiences through fieldwork, school, and non-formal learning sites placements, or placement in sites related to a student's focus of study. Through this major students will have the opportunity to explore and then incorporate agricultural and environmental issues into educational and development settings.

Career Alternatives. The need for scientists, technicians and educators to assist in domestic and international agricultural development and environmental programs has created a continuing demand for qualified instructors and supervisory personnel. This major also provides general preparation for positions in banking, sales and service, rural recreation and related agricultural and environmental sectors. Students interested in obtaining breadth in both agricultural and environmental sciences will appreciate the scope and flexibility the major provides.

Master Advisor. Deanne Meyer, Cooperative Extension Specialist/Lecturer

Major Advisors. Lynn Martindale, Lecturer/Supervisor School of Education; Cary J. Trexler, Associate Professor; Deanne Meyer, Cooperative Extension Specialist/Lecturer


Government/U.S. Constitution
Units: 4
Choose one:
4
HIS 017A
History of the United States (Active)
4
POL 001
American National Government (Active)
4
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 50
Choose a minimum of eight (8) units is required in each area of Animal Science, Applied Biological Systems Technology, Agricultural Business and Economics, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources; and Plant and Soil Science:
 
ANS 001
Domestic Animals and People (Active)
4
ANS 002
Introductory Animal Science (Active)
4
ANS 021
Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (Active)
2
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
ABT 016
Metal Properties and Fabrication (Active)
2
ABT 052
Field Equipment Welding (Active)
2
ABT 049
Field Equipment Operation (Active)
2
ABT 101
Engine Technology (Active)
3
ARE 015
Population, Environment and World Agriculture (Active)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
or
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
ENH 001
Introduction to Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry (Active)
3
ENH 006
Introduction to Environmental Plants (Active)
4
PLS 005
Plants for Garden, Orchard and Landscape (Active)
2
ESP 010
Current Issues in the Environment (Active)
3
ETX 010
Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (Active)
3
HYD 010
Water, Power, Society (Active)
3
HYD 047
Watershed Processes and Water Quality in the Tahoe Basin (Discontinued)
2
PLS 001
Agriculture, Nature and Society (Active)
3
PLS 002
Botany and Physiology of Cultivated Plants (Active)
4
PLS 015
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (Active)
4
PLS 049
Organic Crop Production Practices (Active)
3
VEN 002
Introduction to Viticulture (Active)
2
VEN 003
Introduction to Winemaking (Active)
3
Science/Math Preparatory
Units: 43-45
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
GEL 001
The Earth (Active)
4
GEL 020
Geology of California (Active)
2
SSC 010
Soils in Our Environment (Active)
3
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 20
AED 100
Concepts in Agricultural and Environmental Education (Active)
3
AED 160
Vocational Education (Active)
3
EDU 110
Educational Psychology: General (Active)
4
EDU 115
Educating Children with Disabilities (Active)
2
EDU 142
Introduction to Environmental Education (Active)
4
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
Focused Depth Subject Matter
Units: 16
The specialized focus will consist of a minimum of 16 units in one of the six areas listed below:
 
Agricultural Business and Economics:
16
ARE 100A
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production and Consumption (Active)
4
ARE 100B
Intermediate Microeconomics: Imperfect Competition, Markets and Welfare Economics (Active)
4
ARE 120
Agricultural Policy (Active)
4
ARE 130
Agricultural Markets (Active)
4
ARE 135
Agribusiness Marketing Plan Development (Active)
2
ARE 138
International Commodity and Resource Markets (Active)
4
ARE 140
Farm Management (Active)
4
ARE 150
Agricultural Labor (Active)
4
ARE 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
ARE 176
Environmental Economics (Active)
4
Animal Science:
16
Choose upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, or Avian Sciences courses
 
or
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
FST 109
Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing (Active)
3
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 122
Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (Active)
4
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
Applied Biological Systems Technology:
16
ABT 121
Animal Housing and Environment Management (Active)
2
ABT 142
Equipment and Technology for Small Farms (Active)
2
ABT 161
Water Quality Management for Aquaculture (Active)
3
ABT 165
Irrigation Practices for an Urban Environment (Active)
2
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
Environmental Horticulture:
16
ENH 102
Physiological Principles in Environmental Horticulture (Active)
4
ENH 105
Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (Active)
4
ENH 120
Management of Container Media (Active)
3
ENH 125
Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production (Active)
5
ENH 133
Woody Plants in the Landscape: Growth, Ecology and Management (Active)
4
ENH 160
Restoration Ecology (Active)
3
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
Environmental Science and Natural Resources:
16
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 101
Ecology, Nature, and Society (Active)
4
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
ESP 123
Introduction to Field and Laboratory Methods in Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 161
Environmental Law (Active)
4
ESP 170
Conservation Biology Policy (Active)
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 101
Agriculture and the Environment (Active)
3
PLS 105
Concepts in Pest Management (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 154
Conservation Biology (Active)
4
Plant and Soil Science:
16
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
SSC 102
Environmental Soil Chemistry (Active)
3
SSC 118
Soils in Land Use and the Environment (Active)
4
VEN 101A
Viticultural Practices (Active)
3
VEN 101C
Viticultural Practices (Active)
3
Restricted Electives
Units: 16
Choose at least four additional upper division courses (minimum 16 units; duplicate from Depth specialization courses not counted) selected with approval of an advisor to supplement or expand depth subject matter courses chosen from Animal Biology, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Avian Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental and Resource Sciences, Environmental Science and Policy, Food Science and Technology, International Agricultural Development, Nature and Culture, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, Nutrition, Plant Sciences, Plant Biology, or Viticulture and Enology.
 
Total: 149-151

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or Lynn Martindale; 530-754-6655.

Courses in AED:

AED 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of agricultural education. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 100Concepts in Agricultural and Environmental Education (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Philosophy and nature of formal and non-formal agricultural and environmental education programs. Emphasis on understanding the role of the teacher and observing a variety of programs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 160Vocational Education (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Philosophy and organization of vocational education, with particular reference to educational principles for agriculture commerce, home economics, and industry. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 171Audiovisual Communications (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Theory and principles of audiovisual communications. Comparison of audiovisual materials such as transparencies, slides, computer- generated graphics, and videos. Operation and use of audiovisual equipment is stressed. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 172Multimedia Productions (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 171 recommended. Design and production of educational, technical, and professional multimedia presentations. Instructional or professional presentations using a variety of media, including slides, video, transparencies, and computer-generated graphics. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 190Seminar in Agricultural Education (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Discussion of selected critical issues in agricultural education. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of agricultural education. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 300Directed Field Experience in Teaching (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 100. Experience as teaching assistant in agriculture or home economics programs in public schools. May be repeated once for credit. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 301Planning for Instructional Programs (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 100; AED 300 (can be concurrent). Major paradigms in program planning and development. Emphasis on key steps in curriculum development, including selection and organization of educational objectives, learning experiences and teaching materials and resources. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 302Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 100; AED 300 (can be concurrent). Development of teaching strategies with special emphasis on the designing of learning experiences, instructional execution, and use of teaching aids in agricultural education. (Letter.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
AED 306AField Experience with Future Farmers of America and Supervised Experience Programs (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 306B (can be concurrent); Acceptance into a teacher education program. Develop an understanding of the Future Farmers of America and supervised occupational experience programs through planning, conducting, and evaluating actual programs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 306BField Experience in Teaching Agriculture (5-18) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): AED 306A (can be concurrent); AED 100; AED 300; AED 301; AED 302; and Consent of Instructor. Acceptance into a teacher education program. Directed teaching including supervision of occupational experience programs and youth activities in secondary schools or community colleges. May be repeated for credit for maximum of 18 units. May be repeated up to 18 Unit(s). (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 323Resource Development: Agricultural Education (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 306A; AED 306B. Selection and implementation of community resources in teaching. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AED 390Seminar: Issues in Agricultural Education (2) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 306A; AED 306B; Acceptance into a teacher education program. Discussion and evaluation of current issues, theories and research in agricultural education. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.