Active Course List

2023-2024


Advanced Dental Therapy

This lecture and clinically based course provides the student with opportunities to deepen and refine their knowledge, skills, and judgments in providing advanced dental therapy scope of practice to underserved patients across the lifespan. In the clinical setting ethics, responsibility, self-assessment, and self-improvement continue to be emphasized as well as professional referrals and collaborations to provide comprehensive patient care.

Areas of Interest:
Health Science

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Advanced Dental Therapy (MS)

This course provides the student with practical experiences in delivering advanced dental therapy oral healthcare services to special needs patients in extended campus, nontraditional clinical settings as well as the university clinic. Patient groups encountered may include: pediatric, geriatric, and medically compromised patients; patients with genetic and/or acquired disabilities, and financially or motivation-impaired patients. Knowledge and skills to effectively promote healthcare policy are also a course focus.

Areas of Interest:
Health Science

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Advanced Dental Therapy (MS)

This course advances the competency of Master of Science in Advanced Dental Therapy students. The oral healthcare of special needs and underserved patients are addressed in non-traditional and university dental settings. Critical thinking, clinical judgment, ethics, and professional responsibility are emphasized, in addition to health equity.

Areas of Interest:
Health Science

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Advanced Dental Therapy (MS)

This course requires capstone topic identification in an area related to Advanced Dental Therapy. The student composes a scholarly reading list, an abstract for the capstone paper and an outline of paper contents.

Areas of Interest:
Health Science

Programs:
Advanced Dental Therapy (MS)

This course is the zenith of advanced dental therapy student educational experiences. Knowledge, skills, clinical judgments, and critical thinking appropriate for successful advanced dental therapy practice are demonstrated in clinical practice and assignments.

Areas of Interest:
Health Science

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Advanced Dental Therapy (MS)

Students complete their capstone project and present their conclusions to faculty and/or colleagues in the oral and allied health professions.

Areas of Interest:
Health Science

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Advanced Dental Therapy (MS)

AgriBusiness & Food Innovation

This course covers the basic and advanced principles and techniques used in selling agricultural merchandise and services. Agricultural Sales has taken on increased importance in recent years. The introduction of new products and services has magnified the need for technically competent knowledgeable sales personnel. Roleplaying and advanced, in-depth sales presentations will be done in class. Students will also be required to make an industry visit and write appropriate letters. THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY.The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agronomy (BAS)

This course is an introduction to agricultural economics. Economic concepts of the food, fiber, and fuel industry will be explored though problem solving exercises and graphical analysis. Consumer and business behavior will be analyzed under various market and regulatory conditions, with major focus spent on determining changes to equilibrium of aggregate supply and demand curves. Both microeconomic and macroeconomic factors will be defined and discussed in relation to global and local agribusiness value chains, including many factors affecting farmers in the American Midwest. THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agronomy (BAS)

This course covers major aspects of agribusiness from financial managementthrough financial problem solving, analysis, and planning. Students will applyeconomic and financial concepts by creating balance sheets, income statements, cash flows, inventory controls, and budgets. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a computerized farm supply business simulation. Students will also develop management skills needed to be an effective agribusiness manager. THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agronomy (BAS)

This course examines supply chain concepts and principles, theoretical concepts and their application to modern and future agriculture industries. This course will have an emphasis on regional agriculture and food commodities as well as processed food production and manufacturing. Professionals in the agriculture industry will be brought into class to explain how agribusiness supply chain knowledge and skills are essential to various sectors. Students will have an opportunity to broaden their thinking, understanding, and professional potential as related to the agribusiness and food industry while interacting with professionals and facility tours. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Programs:
Agribusiness and Food Innovation (BS)

This course covers the principles of agricultural commodity marketing, includingcash, forward, futures, and options contracts. Economic impacts on supply, demand, and equilibrium pricing for commodities will be explored. Students will participate in simulated marketing transactions and track local and terminal market pricing. THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY.The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agronomy (BAS)

This course covers strategies of commodity marketing of agricultural products. Students will apply marketing principles in various market situations. Students will work with forward contracts, basis contracts, futures contracts, and option strategies in agriculture commodities. Students will develop market plans for agribusiness marketing and input needs. THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agronomy (BAS)

This course covers farm estate planning and law topics with direct application toproduction agriculture. Topics include federal and state estate tax laws and theirimpact on the transfer of agriculture property. Estate planning options such as wills, life insurance and trusts will be explored. Other topics include farm partnerships and corporations, agricultural legal case studies, basic contracts, legal land descriptions, fence regulations, animal legalities, water rights, bankruptcy, gifting, and liability issues. THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Programs:
Agronomy (BAS)

The goal of this course is to provide a basic understanding of finance for students entering agribusiness profession. The primary objective of this course is to cover all basic topics, including time value of money, agricultural lending, financial statement analysis following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Farm Credit System, risk in agribusiness, legal matter in agribusiness, national and international trend in agribusiness finance. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Programs:
Agribusiness and Food Innovation (BS)

This seminar will provide students the opportunity to self-direct studies in agricultural technology in their areas of interest. Technologies to be considered could include but are not limited to, plant protection, precision farming, application industries, livestock equipment, biotechnologies, financial resource management, sustainable agriculture, environmental impacts of agriculture, agricultural workforce, and agricultural production. Some organized events will be part of this course. The major emphasis will be self-directed learning.THIS COURSE IS FOR BAS AGRONOMY MAJORS ONLY. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors, certificates, or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agronomy (BAS)

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to study abroad while learning basic business principles. The course focuses on building business knowledge in agriculture, food and trade while experiencing these concepts in another country. The course also focuses on cultural competency and understanding and experiencing a different culture. An interactive activity will also take place with a company. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Supervised experience in agribusiness or food related organizations, industry, state, or federal institutions. The course does not apply toward any College of Business majors or minors. The course serves as a counterpart to a South Central College course for ease of transfer.

Areas of Interest:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Programs:
Agribusiness and Food Innovation (BS)

American Indian Studies

Class introduces students to history of the discipline and surveys both historical and contemporary topics of importance to American Indian Studies including gender roles, education, sovereignty treaties, and oral traditions.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Programs:
American Indigenous Studies (BA) | American Indigenous Studies (BS)

An introduction to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the Ojibwe language as well as non-linguistic aspects of cultural background and history.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

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American Indigenous Studies (BA)

An introduction to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the Ojibwe language as well as non-linguistic aspects of cultural background and history.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

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American Indigenous Studies (BA)

An introduction to Indigenous cultural content, worldview, and concepts of Indigenous education, knowledge, and learning. Surveys the historical and present-day relationships between educational institutions, policies, practices, and Indigenous communities. Explores Indigenous communities across the U.S. with particular attention to Indigenous nations in Minnesota.

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People and Cultures

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Oral traditions are at the base of all American Indian cultures. This class will provide students with the necessary tools for a better understanding of traditional knowledge and its importance within diverse traditional cultures.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Programs:
American Indigenous Studies (BA) | American Indigenous Studies (BS)

This course is an introduction to Native American history from creation to 1900 in North America. It introduces students to the continuity of social, cultural, political, and economic diversity amongst Native American peoples and focuses on adaptions to intertribal and colonial relationships during this time period.

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People and Cultures

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This course is an introduction to Native American history from 1900 to present day. It introduces students to the continuity of social, cultural, political, and economic diversity amongst Native American peoples and focuses on the impact of federal Indian policy, issues of power, sovereignty, identity, activism, and self-determination.

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People and Cultures

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Course introduces students to the legal side of being American Indian. Politics and policies will be examined to show how a contemporary native experience is shaped through American courts, Presidential chambers, and Native activist movements.

Areas of Interest:
People and Cultures

Programs:
American Indigenous Studies (BA) | American Indigenous Studies (BS)