Introduction and Course Syllabus

Course Description: Critical analysis and discussion of agricultural practices, programs, and policies of current interest to the field of agronomy. Leadership skill development through consideration of technical, social, and ethical components underlying controversial topics. Enhancement of communication proficiency through debate and writing in order to define problems, articulate possible solutions, and propose appropriate courses of action. Required course for the Master of Science in agronomy degree program.

Course Prerequisites: AGRON 501, AGRON 503, AGRON 511, AGRON 512, AGRON 513, AGRON 514. Restricted to graduate students enrolled in MS Agronomy online degree program at ISU. Students from other departments must get permission.



Dr. Laura C. Merrick

Office Address:
1015 Agronomy Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1010

Phone: (515) 294-3763
Fax: (515) 294-5506