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Agriculture Education – Clemson Transfer Program – Associate Degree

Associate in Science
65 Hours

Fall I

Course Description

This course provides an evaluation of the main goals of sustainable agriculture to
include environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. It will evaluate management and technological approaches and policies that influence agricultural practices.

Classroom Hours:

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032


BIO 101
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is the first of a sequence introducing biology. Topics include the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032, RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CHM 110
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is the first course in a sequence which includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RWR 032 and MAT 102 or equivalent


ENG 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a university transfer course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic
techniques of research are also presented.

Classroom Hours: 3


Spring I

Course Description

This course will present the fundamentals of plant sciences, including agronomic and horticultural crops of the major agricultural areas of the world. Emphasis will be given to crops of the Southeastern Region of the United States.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032


BIO 102
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is a continuation of introductory biology which includes classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

BIO 101 with a grade of “C” or better


CHM 111
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CHM 110 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This is a college transfer course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 101 with a grade of “C” or better


MAT 130
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the following topics: differentiation and integration of polynomials, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions, and interpretation and applications of these processes.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 110 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent


Summer

Course Description

This course covers a survey of animal industries and their roles and importance to man and society from past to present. Lab will examine the basic principles in the handling of livestock and techniques of farm animal production.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032


AGR 206
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is a study of practical techniques for basic maintenance and repair in an agricultural environment. Students will learn applications and uses of hand tools, basic metal work and machinery maintenance.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032


Fall II

Course Description

This course is a study of basic mathematical applications in crop and livestock production, agribusiness and financial management. Mastery of these concepts will assist students in understanding the importance of such applications in the agricultural
industry

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 032


ENG 201
Credits: 3

Course Description

A study of American literature from the colonial period to the Civil War.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course is a survey of U.S. History from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


MAT 120
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for large and small samples, types I and II errors, linear regression and correlation.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 102, MAT 110, MAT 130, or MAT 140 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent


Spring II

AGR 202
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course introduces land resources, soil formation, classification, and mineralogy, and focuses on basic chemical and physical properties of soil. Soil microorganisms, plant nutrients, and fertilization are discussed, along with applications of soil properties in relation to plant growth.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032


MUS 105
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of music with a focus on the elements of music and their relationships, the musical characteristics of representative works and composers, common musical forms and genres of various western and non-western historical style periods, and appropriate listening experiences.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032


PHY 201
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 110 or MAT 175


SPC 205
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 101 with a grade of “C” of better