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SKAG 105 - Introduction to Agriculture

Credits: 1

Explores the agricultural industry from a historical and modern day perspective. Investigates the broad range of career opportunities in agriculture in the local, regional, and global environment. Explores ethical issues in agriculture including the environment and sustainability. Credit may be earned in SKAG 105 or AGR 105  but not both.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 15
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives 1.     Explore careers in the agricultural industry

    A.        Explore the opportunities in the various agricultural industries

    B.        Discuss the necessary training and educational requirements in agricultural occupations

    C.        Investigate health and safety issues confronting the agricultural industry

    D.        Discuss wages, hours, and working conditions in the various agricultural fields

2.    Investigate the history and development of agriculture in the region, State, and country.

    A.        Explore agriculture in the Great Lakes Bay Region

    B.        Explore agriculture in the State of Michigan

    C.        Explore agriculture in the United States

    D.        Explore agriculture around the world

3.    Explore sustainability in the agricultural industry

    A.        Define sustainability and how it relates to the agricultural industry

    B.        Investigate the impact of agriculture on the environment

    C.        Explore the evolution of ethics in agriculture

4.    Develop a knowledge of the role of organizations and government in the  agricultural industry

    A.        Investigate key agricultural organizations and the impact they have on agriculture       

    B.        Explore the role of education in agriculture

    C.        Discuss the role that the government plays in the agricultural industry

    D.        Explore the role of education in agriculture

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