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AGC 201 - American Agricultural History


Last Date of Approval: Fall 2016

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Students will learn about the History of American agriculture. In this course students will be exposed to some of the changes and challenges American agriculture has gone through starting in the 1850’s through the present time. Topics covered are, but not limited to, economics, economy, machinery, livestock, crops, trade, government policies, and more. At the end of this course students will be able to relate to the similarities and differences of past and present-day agriculture. Also, students will learn common cycles that have happened within agriculture and understanding these cycles and their outcomes are beneficial in any/all types of careers, particularly in agriculture when making business and life decisions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Students will compare crops and agronomy methods, livestock and animal science methods, and marketing from 1850’s -1990’s. 
  • Students will explain how and why the Extension service was formed.
  • Students will explain how and why COOPS were formed.
  • Students will contrast and examine farm crises of the 1980’s
  • Students will compare and contrast the great depression and how it affected agriculture.

Course Objectives

  • American Agriculture Economic Cycles -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Farm Economy -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Farmers and the Land -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Farm Machinery & Technology -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH
  • American Agriculture Crops and Livestock -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Transportation -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Trade and Development -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Life on the Farm -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Organizations and Movements -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  • American Agriculture Education & Extension -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century
  •  American Agriculture Government Programs and Polices -17th, 18th, 19th 20TH Century



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