Term: Spring 2018
Subject: Agriculture & Life Science
Foundational course to acclimate College of Agriculture & Life Science First-Year students to college life and develop information technology skills through use of computer hardware and software and internet applications.
Use of computer operating systems programming languages, electronic communications, word processing, spreadsheet modeling and graphics, and internet software related to the agricultural and life sciences.
TAs develop skills in areas of leadership, group dynamics, interpersonal effectiveness, and assertiveness as group facilitators in Beginnings course. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing only; Instructor permission.
Introduction to informational and persuasive public speaking. Developing individual and group oral communication skills through giving and critically analyzing presentations.
On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Appropriate for interdepartmental and interdisciplinary topics in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Permission of Dean's Office.
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.