ALS - Agriculture & Life Sci


ALS 103Freshman Transitions and Diversity in Agriculture & Life SciencesUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring, U.S. Diversity
Prerequisite: CALS Majors with less than 30 Credit Hours
Introduction to scope and objectives of university education. Overview of curricula, academic requirements, and career opportunities in agriculture and life sciences. Overview of campus resources and support services. Discussion of expectations for academic and career success including professionalism, diversity, and inclusiveness. Restricted to CALS majors of freshman or sophomore status.


ALS 110Academic and Career Skills SeminarUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Ag and Life Science Majors
Students learn about the career decision-making process through integration of self-knowledge. Emphasis is placed on Agriculture and Life Sciences careers. Students assess interests, values, skills and personal strengths while learning about a variety of campus and career resources.


ALS 295Special Topics in Agriculture and Life SciencesUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Offered as needed to present material not normally available in regular departmental course offerings; or for offerings of new courses on a trial basis.


ALS 303Transfer Transitions and Diversity in Agriculture & Life SciencesUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring, U.S. Diversity
R: CALS Majors >30 credits
Introduction to scope and objectives of university education. Overview of curricula, academic requirements, and career opportunities in agriculture and life sciences. Overview of campus resources and support services. Discussion of expectations for academic and career success including professionalism, diversity, and inclusiveness. Restricted to CALS majors with 30 or more credit hours completed.


ALS 398Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors SeminarUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Enrollment by invitation for sophomores or juniors in CALS with GPA 3.35 or higher.
A seminar/discussion honors course with emphasis on a team approach to scientific research into topics that link science with issues in society; exposure to leadership skills and bioethics; requirement of detailed written or oral reports; career development in the agricultural and life sciences; required participation in on- and off-campus scholarly retreats.


ALS 494International Learning Experience in Agriculture and Life SciencesUNITS: 1-6 - Global Knowledge
Course offered as needed for international learning experiences in agriculture and life sciences involving international travel and immersion in an international culture. A written report is required and student must identify a faculty member to work with them. Travel expenses may be incurred by the student. Departmental Approval Required.


ALS 495Special Topics in Agriculture and Life SciencesUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Offered as needed to present material not normally available in regular departmental course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.


ALS 498Honors Research or Teaching IUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ALS 398, GPA 3.35 or higher
Honors research or teaching for students in Agriculture and Life Sciences. First of a two-course sequence. Identification of a project and development of a proposal; literature search, planning, and work initiation. A maximum of 6 credits for ALS 498 & ALS 499 combined.


ALS 499Honors Research or Teaching IIUNITS: 1-4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ALS 498, GPA 3.35 or higher
Honors research or teaching for students in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Completion of work initiated in ALS 498. Analysis of results. Preparation and presentation of written and oral reports. A maximum of 6 credits for ALS 498 and ALS 499 combined.