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Graduate Program - Courses

Students who pursue a graduate degree in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications will take many core classes taught directly in the department. Descriptions of all graduate courses at Texas Tech University can be found by accessing the online course catalog.

Course Rotation

Many of the following courses are offered on a rotation basis. Click here for a schedule of courses offered through the 2014-2015 academic year.

AGED Courses

AGED 5302 Research Methods and Analyses in Agricultural Education and Communications (3:3:0). Application of behavioral research techniques in the human aspects of agriculture including proposal preparation, literature review, research design, data analysis and the dissemination of results.

AGED 5305 Program Development in Agricultural and Extension Education (3:3:0). Development of a total agricultural education program in communities and counties using all available resources.

AGED 5308 Foundations of Adult Education (3:3:0). Study and investigation of adult learning theories, methods, and procedures to implement changes in adult behavior

AGED 5309 Evaluation of Programs in Vocational, Technical, and Extension Education (3:3:0). Techniques in evaluating vocational, technical, and extension education programs. Principles and procedures of evaluation with emphasis on focusing, designing, reporting, and managing evaluation.

AGED 5310 College Teaching in Agriculture (3:3:3). Methods and techniques of teaching agriculture at the college level. Includes self-assessment, student assessment, course development, lesson planning, presentations, and evaluation.

AGED 5311 Human Dimensions of International Agricultural Development (3:3:0). Study current issues and trends in the human dimension of international agricultural development.

AGED 5312 Assessing Program Effectiveness in Agriculture and Extended Education (3:3:0). Assessment of programs in agriculture and extended education based on programming theories, concepts, and research. Emphasizes assessing client need, monitoring programs based on objectives, and determining program effectiveness and efficiency

AGLS Course

AGLS 5304 Advanced Methods in Agricultural Leadership (3:3:0). Theory of motivation and behavior, leadership and management styles, change agents, and the adoption process. Practical application regarding agricultural occupations.

ACOM Courses

ACOM 5302 Knowledge Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3:3:0). A comprehensive, systematic examination of the information assets of an agricultural organization and how they are identified, captured, organized, integrated, mined, retrieved, and shared

ACOM 5303 Advanced Computer Applications in Agricultural Communications (3:3:0). Study of computer software for document production and photo manipulation (bitmap and vector) and desktop publishing in the context of agriculture issues and needs.

ACOM 5304 Risk and Crisis Communications in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3:3:0). Examines potential risk and crisis communications scenarios in agriculture and the relevant theories, models, and processes to address these types of situations effectively.

ACOM 5306 Foundations of Agricultural Communications (3:3:0). Explore historical foundations and selected philosophical concepts and philosophers and evaluate their influence upon agricultural communications

ACOM 5307 Methods of Technological Change (3:3:0). Dynamics of cultural change as theoretical framework for planned technological change; methods of planning and implementing change, its effect, and how it can be predicted.

ACOM 5308 Utilizing Online Media in Agricultural Communications (3:3:0). Identify agricultural audiences, conduct analyses, and use results to evaluate and produce online media that utilizes design fundamentals, visual communication theories, and new media technology.