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Last approved: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:41:13 GMT

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Major
ARE (Agricultural Economics)
455
032371
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Agribusiness Analytics
Ag Analytics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Agriculture and Resource Economics (11ARE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Summer 2 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Julianne Treme
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5050NoCourse will be offered initially to 25, with anticipation to increase to 50 students in future years.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisites: ST/BUS 350 or ST 311
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11AGBUSBSAgricultural Business ManagementElective
Agribusiness Analytics provides and overview and involved application of analysis and common analytical methods in the agricultural industry. Emphasis on methods to predict, evaluate, and otherwise inform agribusiness decision makers.

The Agricultural and Resource Economics department has increased to approximately 260 Major students, and over 200 Minor students, requiring additional course offerings to meet student demand. ARE provides some of the largest Majors and Minors in CALS, and ARE teaches among the highest number of credit hours in CALS. This course has been offered as a Special Topics course in the past based on needs indicated by agricultural industry employers, and therefore is an excellent addition to the courses available in ARE Majors and Minors.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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No new resources are required for this course. The course will be taught within the appointment load of the instructor, who was hired to develop this new course as part of her appointment, and will continue to be taught within her normal load as a regular catalog course in the future.

At the conclusion of this course, a student will be able to:


(1) Pose a testable hypothesis and collect/compile real world data that facilitates empirical examination of the hypothesis. 


(2) Articulate research process and outcomes in written form.  


(3) Use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheet models to solve business problems.


Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, a student will be able to:


(1) Pose a testable hypothesis and collect/compile real world data that facilitates empirical examination of the hypothesis. 


(2) Articulate research process and outcomes in written form.  


(3) Use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheet models to solve business problems.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams40%Two exams weighted 20% each.
Final Exam35%Cumulative final exam given during university scheduled exam period.
Project25%Analyses of data set(s) using tools and techniques developed in the class.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Please see schedule in attached syllabus.
Consultation with Spencer Muse (ST): Hi John. I think either of those courses should be fine as prerequisites for the course you describe. You might also get the occasional student who has taken ST 305, ST 370, or 371/372, which would also be sufficient preparation- but those are probably rare enough to simply deal with them as they arise.

Best wishes-
Spencer

John,

After a bit more digging and solution searching, I can offer support for including the BUS/ST 350 as a prereq for ARE 455 with the understanding that 1) only a minimum number of seats will be reserved for ARE students (likely 2-3/semester) during the fall/spring semesters and 2) ARE students interested in completing BUS/ST 350 will need to look primarily toward summer offerings of the course.

I hope this is helpful! Thank you for being flexible and for working with us given the high levels of enrollment in BUS/ST 350. I also appreciate your willingness to have ARE 455 count toward the EC major electives and the EC minor.

Best,
Tamah
Tamah Morant, PhD
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Teaching Associate Professor of Economics
Poole College of Management
renutt (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:40:50 GMT): Consultation with ST for BUS/ST 350 added
aeherget (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:32:17 GMT): Rollback: AECHH: Rollback for edits.
renutt (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:27:58 GMT): Consultations with both BUS and ST for BUS/ST 350 and ST 311 added
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