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Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC)

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2000 Level Course

2305. [AGRI 2317] Fundamentals of Agricultural and Applied Economics (3). Fundamental economic principles and their application to problems and issues in the food, fiber, and natural resource sectors of the economy. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement. F, S, SS.

2401. Agricultural Statistics (4). Principles and procedures involved in the analysis of agricultural data including indices of central tendency and dispersion; probability; sampling; significance tests; analysis of variance; and simple linear correlation. Partially fulfills core Mathematics requirement (in conjunction with a mathematics course). F, S, SS.

3000 Level Courses

3300. Seminar (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 3315, 2401; junior standing. Review of microeconomics and statistics, assigned readings, informal discussion, guest speakers, and written and oral reports on subjects relating to agricultural and applied economics. F, S.

3301. Agribusiness Marketing (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 or ECO 2301 and ENGL 1302. Marketing of raw materials and processed products from the management perspective. Market structure, conduct, performance. Marketing channels. F, S. (Writing Intensive)

3302. Agribusiness Finance (3).Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 or ECO 2301 and MAATH 1320 or 1330 with a grade of C or better. Basic principles of finance emphasizing the mathematics of finance, credit, and financial analysis. F, S.

3303. Cooperatives (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3301. Organization and operation of agricultural and other cooperatives. S. (Writing Intensive)

3304. Farm and Ranch Business Management (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 or ECO 2301. Organization and management of the individual small business including farms, ranches, input suppliers, commodity processors, etc. F, S.

3305. Introduction to Sales (3). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Principles and methods used in professional selling for the business environment. Includes concepts of human behavior and professional selling techniques. F, S.

3315. Agricultural Price Theory (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 or ECO 2301 and MATH 1331. Basic economic principles with applications to agricultural pricing problems and resource allocations. F, S, SS.

4000 Level Courses

4000. Internship in Agricultural and Applied Economics (V1-12). Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and approval. Supervised study providing in-service training and practice in business and organizations. F, S, SS.

4101. Current Problems in Agricultural and Applied Economics (1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and instructor permission. Topics may vary. May be repeated twice for credit. F, S, SS.

4301. Special Problems in Applied Economic Analysis (3). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Individual instruction in analysis of a research problem. May be repeated for credit with the approval of the department. (Writing Intensive) F, S, SS.

4302. Statistical Methods in Agricultural Research (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2401 and MATH 1331 or MATH 2300 or MATH 2345. Advanced agricultural statistical analysis related to research methods using probability theory; tests of statistical significance; multiple correlation and regression; analysis of covariance; and experimental design. S, SS.

4303. Property Appraisal (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 and sophomore English or ENGL 2311. Factors governing property prices and valuation. Appraisal of property for use, sale, and other purposes. (Writing Intensive) F.

4305. Agricultural and Public Policy (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3315. Historical development and economic analysis of public programs and policies affecting the food and fiber sector and the environment. (Writing Intensive) F.

4306. International Agricultural Trade (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 3315. Economic principles of interregional and international trade, location, and inter-area competition in products and services. (Writing Intensive) S.

4309. Sustaining Global Ecology, Natural Resources and Economy (3). Challenges to global markets and environment across diverse systems and histories. (Writing Intensive) F.

4312. Applied Optimization Methods (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3315. Study of techniques applicable to economic optimization problems, including mathematical optimization and linear programming. Emphasis on problem solving. F.

4313. Natural Resource Economics (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 3315. Economics of natural resource use and allocation including land economics, economics of water development, and environmental economics. S.

4315. Agribusiness Management (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 3315 and 2401. Case studies emphasizing managerial techniques applied to decision-making problems of business firms. (Writing Intensive) F.

4316. Agricultural Financial Analysis (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 3302 or FIN 3320. Principles and procedures in managing financial and credit resources; nature, purposes, and use of financial statements, budgets, and credit instruments; and criteria for decision making in borrowing and lending. S.

4317. Commodity Futures Trading and Analysis (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 or ECO 2301. History and characteristics of commodity futures markets, hedging and speculation, and use of futures as a management tool. F, S.

4320. Agribusiness Law (3).Course focuses on various areas of law that directly affect the operation of agricultural businesses and producers.  Course examines nature and source of law, contracts, real estate matters, commercial transactions, business entities and environmental issues. F.
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5000 Level Courses

5000. Professional Internship (V1-6). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Supervised study providing in-service training and practice in a professional setting, including businesses and non-profits.

5301. Special Study in Agricultural and Applied Economics (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Individual and group study in advanced topics not covered in other graduate courses. May be repeated for credit. F, S, SS.

5302. Food and Agriculture Sector Public Policy (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 4305. Analysis of public policies affecting the food and fiber sector; commodity programs, environmental laws, and trade policy. F.

5303. Advanced Production Economics (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3315. Criteria for resource use optimality under price and yield certainty and uncertainty. F.

5307. Applied Econometrics I (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 4302. Advanced statistical methods, including multiple regression analysis, for applied economic problems; constructing econometric models; multicollinearity, autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, and related problems. F.

5308. Natural Resource Economics (3). Prerequisite: ECO 5312 or consent of instructor. Economic theory and empirical investigations of resource utilization with special emphasis on arid and semi-arid land areas and environmental issues. F.

5309. International Economic Development in Food and Fiber Sectors (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3315. World food and development issues; economic development of the food and fiber sector in industrialized and developing economies. F.

5310. Advanced Market Analysis (3). Theoretical and empirical approaches to market structures and market price behavior. S.

5312. Agribusiness Analysis (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3315. Application of economic theory and methods to management problems of the business firms in the food and fiber sector. F.

5313. Microcomputer Applications in Agribusiness and Research (3). Prerequisites: AGSC 2300 and permission of instructor. Use of microcomputers, software, and design of software for agricultural business and research purposes. Not open to majors. F, S.

5314. Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis (3). Familiarize students with economic techniques and their use in analyzing natural resources and environmental policy issues. For non-majors only.

5315. Property Appraisal (3). Prerequisites: AAEC 2305 and a 2000-level ENGL course with grade of C or higher. Factors governing land prices, valuation. Appraisal for use, sale, lending, condemnation, estate settlement, taxation. . F.

5316. International Agricultural Trade (3). Economic theory dealing with the international movement of goods, services, and capital; welfare and distributional aspects of trade; and policy issues in international agricultural trade. S.

5317. Financial and Commodity Futures and Options (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 2305 or ECO 2301 with grade of C or higher. Mechanics of futures trading, history and functions of futures market. Role of futures and options markets in managing risks. F, S.

5318. Finance and the Agribusiness Sector (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 3302 or FIN 3320 with grade of C or higher. Applications of financial theory for the agribusiness sector. Risk, capital structure, business structure, investment analysis. S.

5320. Agribusiness Law (3). Course focuses on various areas of law that directly affect the operation of agricultural businesses and producers.  Course examines nature and source of law, contracts, real estate matters, commercial transactions, business entities and environmental issues.F.

5321. Research Methodology in Economics (3). Review of philosophical and conceptual basis of economic research and study of the procedural aspects of designing, planning, and conducting research in economics. S.

5325. Applied Regression and Least Squares Analysis for Agricultural Sciences (3). Application of regression analysis to analyze problems in the agricultural sciences; simple linear and multiple regression models, residual analysis, introduction to time series models.

5393. Economics of Cotton as an Industrial Raw Material (3).Evaluates entire marketing chain pertinent to cotton and cottonseed, along with the industrial transformation required. Develops methodology for analyzing agriculture commodities as industrial raw materials.
(PSS 5378)
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6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).

6301. Advanced Special Problems in Agricultural and Applied Economics (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Individual study in advanced topics not covered in other graduate courses. F, S, SS.

6302. Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 4305. Analysis of policies, programs affecting food, agricultural commodities, trade, and natural resources. Includes policies in the U.S. and other countries (AAEC 5302). F.

6305. Economic Optimization (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 5303. Development and use of mathematical economic models emphasizing static and stochastic linear, nonlinear and dynamic processes. F.

6308. Advanced Natural Resource Economics (3). Prerequisite: ECO 5312. Advanced economic theory and analysis of environmental and natural resource issues, both domestic and global. F.

6310. Demand and Price Analysis (3). Prerequisite: ECO 5312. Applied price and demand analysis including complete demand systems and hedonic-characteristic price analysis. S.

6311. Applied Econometrics II (3). Prerequisite: AAEC 5307. Methods and applications of single and multi-equation models in agricultural economics; logit and probit models, nonstructural models and related methods. S.
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7000 Level Courses

7000. Research (V1-12).

7200. Teaching Practicum (2). Prerequisite: Doctoral student in the program, previous or concurrent enrollment in a higher education teaching methods course, instructor permission. Supervised teaching at the university level.
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8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor’s Dissertation (V1-12).