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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Agricultural Systems Management (A S M)

A S M 391 (GWS) (B E 391) Contextual Integration of Communication Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate communication skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.

A S M (A B E) 391 Contextual Integration of Communication Skills for the Technical Workplace (2)

A B E/A S M 391 is the first half of a two-semester capstone experience in corporate focused leadership and communication skills training. The sequence is formatted into two 2-credit courses (second semester Junior for A B E/A S M 391 and first semester senior for the companion A B E/A S M 392 course). A key facet of this training is the contextual approach taken. All course modules are focused around the needs of industry and corresponding technical course content — a complete contextual approach. To meet the needs of the student, the course will reflect clear understanding of leadership and communication but also appreciate critical aspects of the technical content of student’s work and of the industries within which the students will ultimately work. The primary focus for 391 is communication skills (oral and written) with a secondary focus on leadership and career skills. The course provides the student with interaction with individuals from industry (company visitors, industry trips, and recruiting opportunities). Students will be evaluated through writing and speaking projects, professional presentations, written worksheets in class and out, creation of portfolios and reports, in class group and individual exercises, computer graphics presentation assignments, library assignments, interaction with industry executives (reports), and leadership journals.

General Education: GWS
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: Junior level standing in B E or A S M

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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