Courses

Agricultural and Resource Economics undergraduate courses are indexed AREC, and organized by number, with the 200 series signifying freshman/sophomore-level classes, the 300 series signifying junior-level classes, and the 400 level signifying senior-level classes.  Note: Offerings subject to change.

Agricultural Education undergraduate courses are indexed AGRI, AGED, EDUC, and EDCT.  They are organized by Required Agricultural Education Courses and Professional Education Courses.

200 Level Classes – Agricultural and Resource Economics

AREC 202 Agricultural and Resource Economics – 3 credits
Introduction to decision-making by consumers, firms, and government, and resulting allocation of resources through markets.
Term Offered:  Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: MATH 117 or concurrent registration or MATH 118 or MATH 124 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160.
Syllabi: Cleary, Hill, Kroll, Kroll-Online

AREC 224 Intro to Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – 1 credit
Introductory exposure to entrepreneurship for agribusinesses through presentations by industry professionals.
Term Offered:  Fall only.  Also available via OnlinePlus Spring.
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabus: Barton, Perry-Online

AREC/ECON 240  Issues in Environmental Economics – 3 credits
Discussion and economic analysis of current environmental issues with special emphasis on the impact of economic growth.
Term Offered:  Fall and Spring
Syllabus:  Kroll

300 Level Classes – Agricultural and Resource Economics

AREC 305 Agricultural & Natural Resource Enterprise Analysis – 3 credits
Use of records in agricultural and resource enterprise management; analytical methods, budgets, and planning techniques for improved decision making.
Term Offered: Fall and Spring.  Also available via OnlinePlus Fall (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC305.dot).
Prerequisite: CS 110 or AGRI 140, AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabi: Frasier, Frasier-Online

AREC 310 Agricultural Marketing – 3 credits
Market structure, behavior, and performance including futures market and market games theory.  Honors Option.
Term Offered: Fall and Spring.  Also available via OnlinePlus Spring (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC310.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabi: Hill, Hill-Online,

AREC 311 Agricultural and Resource Product Marketing – 3 credits
Theory and practice of marketing-differentiated agricultural products and natural resource amenities with focus on strategies and market trends.
Term Offered: Fall.
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabi: Bonanno

AREC 325 Personnel Management in Agriculture – 3 credits
Human resource issues for agribusiness firms. Selecting and training employees, dealing with employee problems, negotiation methods.
Term Offered: Fall only
Prerequisites: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabus:  Perry, Perry-Online

AREC 328 Small Agribusiness Management – 3 credits
Apply business principles to small agribusinesses and cooperatives.
Term Offered: Fall only
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabus: Jablonski, Bauman-Online

AREC 335 Introduction to Econometrics – 3 credits
Estimating statistical regression models of economic relationships; treatment of special problems that may arise in analysis of economic data.
Term Offered: Fall and Spring.  Also available via OnlinePlus (ECON 335) Fall, Spring, Summer (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/ECON/ECON335.dot).
Prerequisite: ECON 204; MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160; STAT
201 or STAT 204 or STAT 301 or STAT 307.
Syllabus: Costanigro

AREC 340 Introduction to Economics of Natural Resources – 3 credits
Concepts, theories, institutions; analytical methods for economic evaluation of alternative resource use patterns and land use plans.  Honors Option.
Term Offered: Spring only. Also available via OnlinePlus Fall (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC340.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabus: Seidl

AREC 341 Environmental Economics – 3 credits
Economic theories and analytic frameworks are developed and applied to contemporary problems of the use and protection of the natural environment
Term Offered:
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202; AREC 240/ECON 240
Syllabi: Manning

AREC 342 Water Law, Policy and Institutions – 3 credits
Water resource evaluation; concepts, issues, and problems; techniques employed in analyzing and evaluating water use in alternative situations.
Term Offered:  Spring only.  Also available via OnlinePlus Spring (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC342.dot).
Syllabi: Donovan, Goemans-Online

AREC 346 Economics of Outdoor Recreation – 3 credits
The techniques of Benefit Cost Analysis, recreation valuation & multiplier analysis of tourism and evaluation of natural resource allocations involving recreation resources (forests, water, etc.)
Term Offered: Fall only
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202.
Syllabus: Haefele

AREC 375 Agricultural Law – 3 credits
Laws, regulations, case decisions affecting ranching and farming in the Rocky Mountain area.
Term Offered:  Fall only.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Also available via OnlinePlus Fall and Spring (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC375.dot).
Syllabus: Riley, Riley-Online

400 Level Classes – Agricultural and Resource Economics

AREC 405 Agricultural Production Management – 3 credits
Economic principles of agricultural production decisions with linear programming analysis of production choices and farm planning.
Term Offered:  Spring only
Prerequisite: AREC 305
Syllabus: Frasier

AREC 408 Agricultural Finance – 3 credits
Monetary affairs of agribusiness and agricultural production emphasizing credit institutions and procurement, investment, and management.
Term Offered:  Fall 2013 then Spring only beginning in 2015. Also available via OnlinePlus Spring (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC408.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 305
Syllabi: Frasier, Frasier-Online

AREC 412 Agricultural Commodities Marketing – 3 credits
Agricultural marketing and agribusiness principles applied to current marketing problems relating to livestock and field and horticultural crops.
Term Offered:  Fall only.  Also available via OnlinePlus Fall (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC412.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 310
Syllabus: Koontz

AREC 415 International Agricultural Trade – 3 credits
Agricultural trade patterns and institutions; trade theory with applications to agriculture. Current issues in agricultural trade.
Term Offered:  Fall only.  Also available via OnlinePlus Fall (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC415.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 310, ECON 204.
Syllabus: Countryman

AREC 428 Agricultural Business Management – 3 credits
Economic analysis, organization, and management practices of agriculture and food industries studied through simulation, case study, computer labs.
Term Offered:  Fall and Spring.  Also available via OnlinePlus Fall (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC428.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 305, AREC 310, Senior standing.
Syllabus: Bonanno, Bonanno-Online,

AREC 440 Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics – 3 credits
Microeconomic techniques to rgorously explore economic decisionmaking and policy as they apply to environmental and natural resource problems.
Prerequisite: AREC 340/Econ 340; AREC 341; ECON 360.
Syllabus: Suter

AREC 442 Water Resource Economics – 3 credits
An in-depth exploration of the role of economics in water resource planning.
Term Offered:  Spring even years
Prerequisites: AREC 342, ECON 306)
Syllabus: Goemans

AREC 444 Economics of Energy Resources – 3 credits
Supply, consumption trends, and projected demand for alternative energy resources in domestic and world perspective; economics of public energy policies.
Term Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: ECON 306
Syllabus: Burkhardt

AREC 454 Real Estate Appraisal – 3 credits
Theoretical principles that underlie real estate appraisal methods. Procedures and practices used in real estate appraisal.
Term Offered:  Spring. Also available Online.
Prerequisites: AREC 202 or ECON 202 and AREC 305 or REL 360.
Syllabus:

AREC 460 Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development – 3 credits
Relationships between nations affecting agricultural growth and productivity, food security, and human welfare. Term Offered:  Spring only
Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission from instructor.
Syllabus: Seidl

AREC 478 Agricultural Policy – 3 credits
Formulation and administration of public policies affecting agricultural industries and rural areas in the United States.
Term Offered:  Fall and Spring. Also available via OnlinePlus Spring (http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AREC/AREC478.dot).
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202 or AREC 24 or ECON 240.
Syllabus: Hoag, Hoag-Online

AREC 484 (1-5) Supervised College Teaching

AREC 487 (1-18) Internship
Department approval required.  See form for more information.

AREC 495 (1-18) Independent Study
Department approval required.  See form for more information.

Required Agricultural Education Courses

AGRI 192  Orientation-Agricultural Systems (Freshman only)
Freshman inquiry course in agriculture.  Information and skills necessary to succeed in majors in the agricultural sciences.
Syllabus: Frasier

AGRI 292 Transfer Seminar
Prerequisite: Transfer student
The university and its resources, college success skills, careers in the various disciplines of agriculture; current issues in agriculture.
Syllabi:

AGED 292 Orientation to Agricultural Education Systems
Student inquiry course in agriculture.  Information and skills necessary to succeed in majors in the agricultural sciences.
Syllabus: 

Professional Education Courses – Agricultural Education

EDUC 275 Schooling in the United States.
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits course work.
Social, political, historical, and economic forces that shape U.S. system of public schooling (P-12).
Syllabus:

EDUC 331 Educational Technology and Assessment
Prerequisite: EDUC 275; EDUC 340; admission to teacher licensure.
Skills and Strategies for the use of appropriate technology and assessment in teacher education.
Syllabus:

EDUC  340 Literacy and the Learner
Prerequisite:  Completion of 30 credits of course work.  Required background check through CDE, CBI, FBI.
Understanding and supporting literacy and numeracy development. Field experiences, service learning experiences
Syllabus:

EDUC 350  Instruction I-Individualization/Management.
Prerequisite: EDUC 275; EDUC 340; concurrent reg. in EDUC 386; admission to teacher licensure.
Theory, research, and practice of teaching at the junior high/middle school level; adapting instruction for individuals including learners with special needs.
Syllabus:

EDUC 386 Var [1-3]. Practicum-Instruction I.
Prerequisite: EDUC 275; EDUC 340; concurrent registration in EDUC 350; admission to teacher licensure.
Syllabus:

EDUC 450 04(2-4-0) Instruction II-Standards and Assessment
Prerequisite: EDUC 331; EDUC 350; EDUC 386; concurrent registration in EDUC 486J.  Course must be taken semester immediately prior to student teaching semester.
Theory, research, and practice of standards-based instruction: assessment, literacy and technology. Includes work in public schools.
Syllabus:

EDUC 486E Var. Practicum: Instruction II
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher licensure

EDCT 225 Methods/Materials in Agricultural Education
Prerequisite:  Concurrent registration in EDCT 492; EDUC 350 or concurrent registration or EDUC 450 or concurrent registration.
Methods and procedures in teaching and evaluating agricultural education the classroom and laboratory; vocational foundations; microteaching.
Syllabus:

EDCT 485 Student Teaching
Prerequisite: EDUC 450; appropriate special (content) methods courses.
Teacher education candidates participate in an intensive extensive on-site capstone experience within a public school setting.

EDCT 492 Seminar: Professional Relations
Prerequisite: EDUC 450; appropriate special (content) methods course; concurrent registration in EDCT 485.
Syllabus: Clark

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Marshall Frasier  – Ag and Resource Economics
Kellie Enns –  Agricultural Education

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Melanie Calderwood

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