Viewing: ALS 494 : International Learning Experience in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Last approved: Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:01:08 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:08:08 GMT

Changes proposed by: kajicha
Change Type
Major
ALS (Agriculture and Life Sciences)
494
023393
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
International Learning Experience in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Internatl Exp ALS
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
CALS Deans Office (11ALS)
01.0101
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Upon Demand
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1-6
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
2
 
 
12.00
Karl Jicha
Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture6030YesAnticipating only one section per semester, but will reserve the option for additional sections.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Course offered as needed for international learning experiences in agriculture and life sciences involving international travel and immersion in an international culture. Travel expenses may be incurred by the student. Departmental Approval Required. Students will need to complete a program application through the NC State Study Abroad Office. Students enrolled in the summer will be required to take a one credit hour lecture section of ALS 494 in the spring of the same year. Department approval required, enroll with instructor's permission.

Changed the Term Offering to Fall/Spring/Summer. No option was previously listed.


Changed grading method from "Credit Only S/U" to "Graded with S/U Option." All previous sections of the course have been graded and we would like to have the grading method remain this way. Students are required to complete a substantial amount of graded work (a group presentation, multiple papers, and a journal) and deserve to receive a grade that is consistent with what they receive on their assignments.  


I also changed the "total number of completions" allowed to 2 since there are multiple sections of this class and each program takes students to different countries and covers different topics.


Yes
The NC State Study Abroad Office requires an application fee. Fees vary annually.
Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify, compare and contrast, and differentiate between different cultures, values, economies, technological developments (historical and current), and food preferences between countries visited and the US. Particular emphasis will be placed on examining the food systems in these countries and current values and practices pertaining to food production, technological innovation, and environmental sustainability.

A substantial portion of the overseas travel component of the program is designed to introduce students to the unique cultural heritage of the host countries. This cultural immersion experience is intended to provide them with a deeper appreciation for societies and cultures outside of the United States.
 
 
Measurable through a variety of oral presentations, and multiple written assignments that are due after the conclusion of the overseas portion.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to relate the food systems, environmental conservation practices, and policies related to GMOs and other agricultural production technologies in the U.S. to the broader global context with particular emphasis placed on the host countries.
 
 
Measurable through a variety of oral presentations, and multiple written assignments that are due after the conclusion of the overseas portion.
 
 
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify how historical events, policies (economic, political, and global) and cultural movements have affected the growth of food systems in the host countries and analyze the effects of their history and culture in the development and implementation of agricultural and environmental policies in each country.
 
 
Measurable through a variety of oral presentations, and multiple written assignments that are due after the conclusion of the overseas portion.
 
 
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe/examine how various agricultural and environmental policies develop and change with respect to the pressures of an increasingly globalized economy coupled with limited natural resources.
 
 
Measurable through a variety of oral presentations, and multiple written assignments that are due after the conclusion of the overseas portion.
US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
There are no restrictions.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
There are no restrictions.
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
There are no requisites or restrictive statements.
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
There are none.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

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

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new resources required.

To be determined for each offering


Student Learning Outcomes

  •  Identify the main factors affecting the current global food system (water scarcity, energy, land availability, climate change, technological innovation) and to explain how these impact sustainable food production and food security.



  • Demonstrate understanding of differences in national   food systems (from production to processing, distribution, marketing, consumption, energy use, and waste disposal).

  •  Identify  the advantages and challenges of implementing new agricultural production technologies in nations outside of the U.S. 

  •  Identify key historical events, policies, and cultural movements that have shaped the formation of foreign food systems. 

  • Compare and contrast livestock management and farming practices, specifically with respect to dairy, beef, sheep, and vegetable and fruit production. 

  • Demonstrate reading comprehension and analysis through synthesis and discussion of lecture and experiences related to cultural site visits.



  •  Identify the main factors affecting the current global food system (water scarcity, energy, land availability, climate change, technological innovation) and to explain how these impact sustainable food production and food security.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other100%To be determined for each offering. A sample syllabus is attached.
A sample syllabus has been uploaded for a graded offering.
aeherget (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:04:25 GMT): Rollback: AECHH: Rollback for college level approval of student learning outcomes and GEP information.
aeherget (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:10:09 GMT): AECHH: editing description and requisites at instructor's request via email 4/18/2018.
aeherget (Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:22:09 GMT): Rollback: AECHH: Rollback at College Liaison's request. 8/17/2018.
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