AGR 201 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  RDG 100
    This course provides an evaluation of the main goals of sustainable agriculture to include environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.  Students will evaluate management and technological approaches and policies that influence agricultural practices.

    AGR 202 Soils (3-3-4) 
    Offered Fall Semester 
    This course introduces land resources, soil formation, classification, and mineralogy, and focuses on basic chemical and physical properties of soil. Soil microorganisms, plant nutrients and fertilization are discussed, along with applications of soil properties in relation to plant growth. The course will be taught with an emphasis on understanding the complex community of living organisms that make up soil, as well as the relationship between soil and food safety.

    AGR 203 Introduction to Animal Science (3-3-4) 
    Offered Summer Semester 
    This course is a survey of animal industries and their role and importance to man and society from past to present.  Labs will examine the basic principles in the handling of livestock and techniques of farm animal production. Emphasis will be placed on small farm animals.

    AGR 204 Introduction to Plant Sciences (3-0-3) 
    Offered Fall Semester 
    This course will present the fundamentals of plant sciences, including agronomic and horticultural crops of the major agricultural areas of the world. Emphasis will be given to crops of the Southeastern Region of the United States. The class will highlight growing methods for animal forages and heirloom crops of economic importance to South Carolina.

    AGR 205 Pest Management (3-0-3) 
    Offered Spring Semester 
    Students will study major pests (weeds, insects and disease) of the major South Carolina crops. Theory and practices of integrated pest management will be explored and compared to conventional pest management strategies. The relationship between pests and diseases and the quality and safety of produce will be emphasized.

    AGR 206 Basic Farm Maintenance (2-6-4) 
    Offered Spring Semester 
    This course is a study of practical techniques for basic maintenance and repair in an agricultural environment.  Students will learn applications and uses of hand tools, basic metal work and machinery maintenance.

    AGR 208 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3-0-3) 
    Offered Fall Semester 
    This course is a study of agricultural economics principles.  Topics include the application of these principles to the solution of agricultural economics, farm organization, land economics farm prices, government farm policies and farm business problems related to national/international economies. Students will be introduced to the organizations and agencies that can provide assistance to farmers and will be taught how to work with those agencies to maximize benefits.

    AGR 209 Introduction to Agriculture Marketing (3-0-3) 
    Offered Spring Semester 
    This is a technical course of marketing methods, practices and policies in agriculture.  The course emphasizes the management applications of marketing techniques in an agricultural environment. Emphasis will also be placed on communication principles for direct marketing and sales opportunities, such as social media, e-newsletters, farmers’ markets, restaurant sales, and Community Supported Agriculture.

    AGR 211 Applied Agriculture Calculations (3-0-3) 
    Offered Spring Semester 
    Prerequisite:  MAT 101
    This course is a study of basic mathematical applications in crop and livestock production, agribusiness and financial management.   Mastery of these concepts will assist students in understanding the importance of such application  in the agricultural industry. Students will be required to write a business plan as part of the course emphasis on farm profitability.

    AGR 214 SCWE in Sustainable Agriculture I (1-8-3) 
    Offered Fall Semester 
    This course is an introductory supervised comprehensive work experience in the sustainable agriculture industry. Students will be matched with farms that meet their mutual interests and will work under the supervision of the instructor/employer.

    AGR 215 SCWE in Sustainable Agriculture II (1-8-3) 
    Offered Spring Semester 
    This course is an intermediate supervised comprehensive work experience in the sustainable agriculture industry. Students will continue to work on an assigned farm and will complete more advanced tasks with increasing independence while still under the supervision of the instructor/employer.