AGRONOMY 100 — PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN CROP PRODUCTION
Plant science applied to the growth, production, management, distribution and utilization of field crops.
AGRONOMY/AGROECOL/C&E SOC/ENTOM/ENVIR ST 103 — AGROECOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ECOLOGY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Agroecology has blossomed across the world in recent decades as not only a science, but also a practice, and a movement. Employ the multiple disciplines and perspectives that Agroecology affords to analyze our agricultural and food systems wihin a broader context of dynamic social and ecological relationships.
AGRONOMY/ENTOM/NUTR SCI 203 — INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH
Introduces students to global health concepts through multidisciplinary speakers dedicated to improving health through their unique training. It targets students with an interest in public health and those who wish to learn how their field impacts their global issues.
AGRONOMY 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY
Research work under direct guidance of an Agronomy faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor. Intended for students in the CALS Honors Program.
AGRONOMY 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY
Research work under direct guidance of a faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor.
AGRONOMY 300 — CROPPING SYSTEMS
Agronomic cropping systems of the Midwest: environmental impacts, productivity, and profitability. Cropping system diversification and sustainable agriculture. An agroecological approach, the application of ecological concepts and principles for the improvement of cropping systems is emphasized.
AGRONOMY 302 — FORAGE MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION
Establishment, management, harvesting and utilization of forage crops for use as hay, pasture and silage. Emphasis on cool season perennial grasses and legumes.
AGRONOMY/HORT/SOIL SCI 326 — PLANT NUTRITION MANAGEMENT
Functions, requirements and uptake of essential plant nutrients; chemical and microbial processes affecting nutrient availability; diagnosis of plant and soil nutrient status; fertilizers and efficient fertilizer use in different tillage systems.
AGRONOMY/HORT 338 — PLANT BREEDING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Principles of transferring plant genes by sexual, somatic, and molecular methods and the application of gene transfer in plant breeding and genetic engineering to improve crop plants.
AGRONOMY/BOTANY/HORT 339 — PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES I
Theoretical and practical training in plant biotechnology including molecular biology, protein biochemistry and basic bioinformatic techniques used in fundamental and applied research on plants. Valuable hands-on training to those interested in careers in biotechnology.
AGRONOMY/BOTANY/HORT 340 — PLANT CELL CULTURE AND GENETIC ENGINEERING
Presents an overview of the techniques, biology and underlying theory of plant tissue culture, genetic engineering and genome editing. Overviews of research and commercial applications, and issues/challenges in the area of plant biotechnology are also covered.
AGRONOMY/A A E/NUTR SCI 350 — WORLD HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION
Hunger and poverty in developing countries and the United States. Topics include: nutrition and health, population, food production and availability, and income distribution and employment.
AGRONOMY/ENTOM/HORT/PL PATH/SOIL SCI 354 — DIAGNOSING AND MONITORING PEST AND NUTRIENT STATUS OF FIELD CROPS
Provides students with information necessary to diagnosis and monitor corn, soybean, alfalfa and wheat for pests (insects, weeds, diseases) and nutrient deficiency symptoms including perspectives from Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Soil Science. Proper soil and pest sampling information will be provided as will proper cropstaging techniques which are essential for pest and nutrient management.
AGRONOMY/HORT 360 — GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: SCIENCE, REGULATION & CONTROVERSY
Explores how and why genetically modified (GM) crops are created and their regulation at the federal and state level. Through case studies, students will learn about the impacts of GM crops and critically evaluate arguments both for and against their use. Readings and discussion introduce students to the complex economic, cultural, and political issues surrounding GM crops.
AGRONOMY/A A E/HORT/PL PATH 367 — INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE: PRODUCTION, MARKETS, AND POLICY
Provides an in-depth understanding of the history of organic agriculture, its production, processing, marketing, and social dimensions, and its impact on environmental, community, and human health.
AGRONOMY/BOTANY/SOIL SCI 370 — GRASSLAND ECOLOGY
Understand factors driving global, continental, regional, and local distribution of grasslands. Discuss how management affects provision of grassland ecosystem goods and services. Compare and contrast plant community and ecosystem dynamics in native prairie and intensively managed pastures.
AGRONOMY/AGROECOL/DY SCI 371 — MANAGED GRAZING FIELD STUDY
For those interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and conservation potential of managed grazing systems, and how these farming systems may contribute to the sustainability and diverse tapestry of Wisconsin's working landscape. Visit managed grazing systems of successful grazing-based farmers (graziers) across southern/central counties in Wisconsin, and/or research sites at UW's Arlington and/or Lancaster Research Stations and/or the Discovery Farms Program. An opportunity to discuss at length with farm managers and researchers the practices in place at each farm and research site. Includes introduction to UWEX pasture forage/nutrient management planning and budgeting software.
AGRONOMY 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS
Special topics on issues relevant to Agronomy.
AGRONOMY/HORT 376 — TROPICAL HORTICULTURAL SYSTEMS
Highlight the connections between tropical plants and society through a combination of readings, writing assignments, lectures, and collaborative work. Discussions include multidisciplinary reflections on the biology of tropical plants, as well as an overview of different production systems and some of the social and environmental problems associated with the utilization of plants in the context of local and global markets. Provides the opportunity to demonstrate comparative skills with respect to local and international challenges posed by the topics we address in class. By the end of this course, the student will be able to make connections between horticulture and conservation, food security, nutrition, and global health.
AGRONOMY 377 — GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Crops, food, and cropping systems from different parts of the world and their impact on global sustainability and health. Introduction to crop biology, environmental requirements, and agronomic production practices of major food crops. Environmental, socioeconomic, and health impacts of farming systems and how to assess their sustainability. For those with broad interests in global issues, agroecology, food, environment, health, and agriculture.
AGRONOMY 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
An internship under guidance of a faculty or instructional academic staff member in Agronomy and internship site supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the faculty or instructional academic staff member and the internship site supervisor.
AGRONOMY 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN AGRONOMY
Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. Current enrollment in a UW-Madison study abroad program
AGRONOMY/DY SCI 471 — FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Delves into aspects of natural sciences (biology and agricultural sciences) and social sciences underpinning the assessment of food production systems as related to a variety of outcomes including but not restricted to human and environmental health, air and water quality, greenhouse gases emission, land use, economic opportunity, social justice, as well as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, locally, regionally, domestically, across continents, and globally.
AGRONOMY 500 — SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
A stepping stone between the classroom and society. Emphasizes discussion and activities for enhancing integration of diverse bodies of knowledge, critical thinking, and effective written and oral communication.
AGRONOMY/HORT 501 — PRINCIPLES OF PLANT BREEDING
Principles involved in breeding and maintaining economic crops; factors affecting the choice of breeding methods; alternative approaches through hybridization and selection.
AGRONOMY/HORT 502 — TECHNIQUES OF PLANT BREEDING
Lab and field techniques used in breeding and maintaining economic crops.
AGRONOMY/ATM OCN/SOIL SCI 532 — ENVIRONMENTAL BIOPHYSICS
Plant-environment interactions with particular reference to energy exchanges and water relations. Models are used to provide a quantitative synthesis of information from plant physiology, soil physics, and micrometeorology with some consideration of plant-pest interactions. Students should have completed at least one course in Botany, Agronomy, or Plant Sciences to feel comfortable with the course content.
AGRONOMY/C&E SOC/MED HIST/PHILOS 565 — THE ETHICS OF MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY
An in-depth study of a selection of ethical issues arising from the application of modern biotechnology to microorganisms, plants, non-human animals, and human beings. We will aim at a discussion that is informed by empirical research and by work done in ethical theory, political philosophy, and other relevant disciplines, and whose character is rigorous, clear, nuanced, and unbiased.
AGRONOMY/AN SCI/GENETICS/HORT 615 — GENETIC MAPPING
Computing-intensive course to prepare students for genetic mapping research; linkage analysis and QTL mapping in designed crosses; linkage disequilibrium and association analysis (GWAS). Recommended preparation is undergraduate courses in genetics and statistics and prior experience writing R scripts (such as module 1 of STAT 327).
AGRONOMY/ENTOM/F&W ECOL/M&ENVTOX 632 — ECOTOXICOLOGY: THE CHEMICAL PLAYERS
Introduction to natural and man-made toxins/toxicants, their distribution, transport, and fate in the environment.
AGRONOMY/ENTOM/F&W ECOL/M&ENVTOX 633 — ECOTOXICOLOGY: IMPACTS ON INDIVIDUALS
Addresses absorption, biotransformation, elimination of toxins in a wide variety of taxa (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates).
AGRONOMY/ENTOM/F&W ECOL/M&ENVTOX 634 — ECOTOXICOLOGY: IMPACTS ON POPULATIONS, COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS
Focuses on the impact of toxicants on populations, communities, ecosystems, and includes risk evaluation. Includes lectures, current research presentations, and discussions.
AGRONOMY 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS
Individual study for majors completing theses for Agronomy Honors degrees.
AGRONOMY 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS
Individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member. Requires consent of supervising instructor. Continuation of AGRONOMY 681. Enrolled in CALS Honors Program.
AGRONOMY 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Independent research guided by an Agronomy faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor.
AGRONOMY/AGROECOL/ENVIR ST 724 — AGROECOSYSTEMS AND GLOBAL CHANGE
Impacts of global change drivers (climate change, atmospheric chemistry, bioenergy, urbanization, policy) on agroecosystems and their associated goods and services; environmental impacts of agricultural land use and feedbacks to climate; modeling approaches; critical review of current scientific literature.
AGRONOMY 771 — EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
Review of methods for controlling error in research experiments; review and in-depth development of factorial treatment designs; theory, analysis, and examples of advanced experimental designs for plant and animal research. Knowledge of statistics such as STAT/F&W ECOL/HORT 571 is strongly encouraged.
AGRONOMY 772 — APPLICATIONS IN ANOVA
Development of models, programs, inferences, and interpretations of analysis of variance in biological research; mixed vs. random effects models and their development; choosing the correct inference range; variance and covariance analyses; repeated measures; dealing with missing data; SAS programming. Knowledge of statistics such as STAT/F&W ECOL/HORT 571 is strongly encouraged.
AGRONOMY 799 — PRACTICUM IN AGRONOMY TEACHING
Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance.
AGRONOMY/HORT 811 — BIOMETRICAL PROCEDURES IN PLANT BREEDING
Use of statistical methods to facilitate improvements in quantitative traits of cultivated plants.
AGRONOMY/HORT 812 — SELECTION THEORY FOR QUANTITATIVE TRAITS IN PLANTS
Discuss advanced topics in selection theory and the utilization of molecular markers in selection.
AGRONOMY 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS
Special topics on issues relevant to Agronomy.
AGRONOMY 920 — SEMINAR
Weekly seminar topics in agronomy and horticulture.
AGRONOMY/ATM OCN/BOTANY/ENTOM/ENVIR ST/F&W ECOL/GEOG/ZOOLOGY 953 — INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY RESEARCH AT UW-MADISON
Introduces new graduate students to the diversity of ecologists across the UW-Madison campus. Includes discussions of key topics in professional development, research presentations by faculty members, and discussions of assigned papers with senior graduate students.
AGRONOMY/GENETICS/HORT 957 — SEMINAR-PLANT BREEDING
Graduate seminar in Plant Breeding Plant Genetics (PBPG) that requires students to give oral scientific presentations on topics chosen by the instructors and/or the student¿s thesis research. This seminar is coordinated by PBPG faculty on a rotating basis.
AGRONOMY 990 — RESEARCH
Independent writing and research to complete thesis or dissertation requirements.