THIS COURSE IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE. THIS COURSE EXPLAINS THE SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE DISCIPLINE THAT FEEDS SHELTERS AND CLOTHES THE WORLD'S POPULATION. THREE HOURS OF LECTURE AND THREE HOURS OF LAB. PREREQUISITE: MA085 OR HIGHER.
This course introduces students to basic scientific knowledge of plants. Students will learn scientific principles relevant to understanding plant growth and development, plant nutrition, and plant improvement. Lab experiments will give students experience in observing, collecting data, and writing reports on plant growth and reproduction. The course consists of online activities that are the equivalent of three hours of lecture weekly. Prerequisites: MA085 or higher. Corequisite: AG102L. DISTANCE EDUCATION This online course is an introduction to the study of living plants and their relationship to the environment. Topics include plant cells, tissues, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics, classification, and evolution. The course focuses on the impact of light, temperature, soil and other environmental components on plant growth. Lab experiments will illustrate basic principles of plant biology. The lecture and exams will be available on line. There will be 3 hours of lab weekly in the classroom. Prerequisites: MA 085 or higher.Corequisite: AG102L.
AG102L is the laboratory portion of AG102 and MUST be taken concurrently. The course consists of lab activities included in a lab kit that the students must purchase at the beginning o the semester. There is an option to register for either a classroom section or a section in which the studs do the experiments at home and do not meet in the classroom. Corequisite: AG102
This course is designed to introduce students to the science of aquaculture. Lectures focus on the history, theory and description of aquaculture systems around the world. Laboratories allow students hands-on experience with field testing of water quality; field identification of fish, crustaceans, aquatic plants, and parasites; reproduction of certain acquaculture species; and other cultural practices. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: MA085 or higher.
This course introduces principles of plant-soil-climate relations and physical characteristics in horticultural crop production, current practices included. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of producing vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops in the tropics. Three hours of lecture and three hours lab weekly. Prerequisite: MA115 or higher and AG102 or BI157 or BI158.
A capstone agriculture course that draws from the student's experience in soil science, horticulture, biology, entomology, and plant pathology to introduce the student to common agricultural pests (insects, plant pathogens and weeds) and their management. As part of the lecture portion of the course, students will be expected to pass the University of Guam Private Pesticide Applicators course and the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) first Detector Course. Laboratory portion of the course will include field trips exercises in the Cooperative Extension Service Plant Diagnostic Clinic and lab work in pest identification and pest control pests. Three-hours of lecture and three-hours of laboratory weekly. This is a required course for Agriculture Science major Applied Emphasis and an upper elective for Research emphasis. Prerequisite: AG281. Suggested courses but not required biology, entomology, plant pathology, plant ID. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
This course is an introduction to engineering principles in agriculture with emphasis on land measurements, farm power and machinery, farm structures, farm electrification and farm water management. This course consist of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: MA161a or higher. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
Provides practical educational experience in undergraduate course laboratories. Prerequisites: Completion of the course in which the laboratory is offered, junior standing and consent of instructor. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
This course examines the role of the manager in the organization and operation of the agri-business. Prerequisites: MA115 or higher and CF351 or BA110. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
This course examines the origin, development, properties, and management of tropical soils and the importance of key physical, chemical, and biological properties. Emphasis is on application of principles. Prerequisite: AG380. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE