FAS

Food and Agricultural Systems

  • FAS 1010 Agricultural Society

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introductory analysis of rural community capital, rural change, and current issues relevant to rural agricultural society.

  • FAS 1050 Amish Society

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces the history, culture and social organization of the Amish, with emphasis on the the cultural and social differences between Amish society and modern western cultures.

  • FAS 2000 Introduction to Food Science

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of the food processing industry and basic concepts in food processing operations such as food components, chemistry and functionality, nutrition and quality.

  • FAS 2010 Agricultural Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of economic issues relevant to the agricultural industry. Topics include agricultural production and distribution, markets, international trade, entitlement programs, and commodity contracts/trading.

  • FAS 2020 Introduction to Food Science Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    A study of food properties including physical, chemical, microbiological, functional and sensory characteristics.

  • FAS 2030 Introduction to Animal Science

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of livestock production, including feeding and nutrition, reproductive physiology, selective breeding, health, management, and marketing of major and minor species.

  • FAS 2040 Introduction to Agronomy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of agronomic crop production, including crop biology and management, soils and soil water management, tillage seeding, plant breeding, seed and grain quality, and pest management.

  • FAS 2050 Introduction to Horticulture

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Designing, maintaining, and cultivating vegetable gardens. Topics include soil amendments, nutrients, integrated pest management, plant selection, garden layout, harvesting and produce care.

  • FAS 2060 Agriculture Study Tour

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Exploration of economic, cultural, social, and agricultural production issues in a region (or regions) of the United States or abroad. Tours include agriculture business operations, farms/ranches, community/government tours, and cultural or historical components of significance.

  • FAS 2100 Farm Business Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of farm business management. Principles of management, cost analysis, agricultural enterprise budgets, farm budgets, cash flow analysis, and organizational structure and planning in agricultural operations.

  • FAS 2110 Food Processing Unit Operations

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A study of selected food processes and the underlying principles behind their operation.

  • FAS 2120 Food Processing Unit Operations Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Investigation of the effects of food processing variables on food properties and quality during processing.

  • FAS 2150 Principles of Food Process Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles of process engineering including mass and energy balances, fluid flow, mass and heat transfer, and their relation to food equipment design, process design, and food quality.

  • FAS 2160 Principles of Food Process Engineering Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Application of food process engineering principles to solve technical problems in food processing.

  • FAS 2300 Food Plant Sanitation and HACCP

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles and practices required to keep the food plant free from potential hazards to human health. Students will learn how to develop and maintain a food safety hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) plan.

  • FAS 2400 Food Microbiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Microorganisms of importance to the food industry: their characteristics, utilization and control.

  • FAS 2410 Food Microbiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Microorganisms of importance to the food industry: characteristics, utilization and control.

  • FAS 2500 Food Chemistry and Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Chemistry of various food components, and methods of analysis.

  • FAS 2510 Food Chemistry and Analysis Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Scientific measurements of food components and important chemical reactions in foods.

  • FAS 2610 Livestock Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Evaluation of livestock management systems based on animal welfare, environment protection, worker safety and food safety.

  • FAS 2690 Agricultural Science Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Focused study in an area of interest in agricultural science.

  • FAS 2700 Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Identification and management of diseases, insects, and weeds in crop production systems.

  • FAS 2720 Climate, Weather, and Crop Growth

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Impacts of weather and climate on agriculture crop production. Topics include growing degree days, weather systems, risk management tools for crop production, plant disease issues, and the principles of weather and climate.

  • FAS 2730 Nutrient Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamental concepts of soil sampling, soil test interpretation, and development of nutrient recommendations for crop production.

  • FAS 2790 Agricultural Business Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Focused study in an area of interest in Agricultural Business.

  • FAS 2810 Introduction to Precision Agriculture

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to precision agriculture. Topics include rate controllers, monitors, weather modeling software, GPS, WAAS, RTK, variable rate fertilizer, variable rate planting, variable rate nitrogen, SST software, and development of variable rate product recommendations.

  • FAS 2870 Practicum I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Individual supervised learning experiences and on-site seminars under the direction of instructor and site staff.

  • FAS 3100 Agriculture Finance

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Agriculture finance tools and resources utilized in modern agricultural business operations.

  • FAS 3110 Agriculture Marketing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Marketing of grain and livestock along with the products derived from them. Fundamentals and practical applications on marketing agricultural commodities. Topics include futures, basis, commodity trading, and marketing strategies.

  • FAS 3120 Agriculture Laws

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the U.S. legal system and areas of law that relate to agriculture and agribusiness. Topics include contracts, torts and civil liability, property, business organizations, environmental issues, and other relevant topics.

  • FAS 3310 Animal Science Industries and Business Practices

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of livestock production, including feeding and nutrition, reproductive physiology, selective breeding, health, management, and marketing of major and minor species. Current and projected business developments in the livestock industry.

  • FAS 3320 Agronomic Industries and Business Practices

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of agronomic crop production, including crop biology and management, soils and soil water management, tillage and seeding, plant breeding, seed and grain quality, pest management, agricultural sustainability, and future developments.

  • FAS 3500 Animal Nutrition

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to animal nutrition covering all aspects of nutrition for domestic animals from fundamentals of nutrition through feeds and feeding (digestion, absorption, assimilation, and utilization of nutrients, basic balancing of rations, and identification of feedstuffs).

  • FAS 3510 Introduction to Animal Health and Physiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to basic fundamentals of animal health and physiology in livestock including terminology, disease identification, response, management, prevention, and animal care.

  • FAS 3520 Livestock Breeding and Reproduction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Comparative anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems of domestic animals, endocrinology of reproduction, gestation and parturition.

  • FAS 3800 Undergraduate Research in Food Science

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Application of research principles to solve or improve understanding of a relevant problem in food science or technology.

  • FAS 3870 Practicum II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 12
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Individualized, supervised learning experience including on-site seminars under the direction of the instructor and on-site staff. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level FAS 2870 Minimum Grade of D

  • FAS 4000 Cereal Technology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Cereal grains, their quality attributes, common processing technologies and end product utilization.

  • FAS 4100 Food Laws and Regulations

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A study of various food laws and regulations governing food processing operations in the United States.

  • FAS 4200 Food Product Development

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    A capstone project using food science knowledge and skills to develop a new food product.

  • FAS 4300 Lean Six Sigma Processes in Food Manufacturing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Lean/Six Sigma principles and practices and implementation of Lean/Six Sigma initiatives in a food manufacturing environment.

  • FAS 4790 Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focused study in an area of interest in food and agricultural systems.