Agricultural Communication

Public Perceptions of Agricultural and Environmental Issues

Students will explore vital issues in food, agricultural, and environmental sciences and be exposed to methods to critically evaluate, effectively communicate, and influence decisions made about these issues. They will engage with issue stakeholders and investigate the impacts that their varying perceptions have on the food system, the environment, and society. Prereq: Completion of GE Foundation Writing and Information Literacy course. GE theme lived environments course.

AgriNaturalist Practicum

Provides AgrComm students with a comprehensive set of skills in magazine layout and design, sales, and multimedia journalism by creating print and online versions of the AgriNaturalist magazine. As members of the AgriNaturalist staff, students will gain knowledge of how print and online magazines are created, financed, and disseminated. Prereq: 4130, 5135.01, and 5530; or 5135.01, and Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

Agricultural Feature Writing

This writing-intensive course will introduce AgrComm students to magazine feature writing and provide them with a comprehensive set of skills in feature writing, editing, and style. Students will also assume roles as members of the staff of the AgriNaturalist, the student magazine for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Prereq: 2531 and Comm 2321; or Comm 2221; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

Communicating Agricultural Issues

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of communicating agricultural science to a variety of audiences. Many times the topics we are asked to write or speak on are complex science in nature and highly emotional. This course will walk you through the theories and skills needed to craft messages that can reach farmers, consumers, politicians, and the like. Prereq: 2330.


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