AGRI 1131
The Agricultural Industry

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Overview of agriculture and the American agricultural system, including an examination of career opportunities and requirements.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    1. Explain the history and importance of agriculture.
    2. Identify the various industries of agriculture.
    3. Assess careers in agriculture and related educational requirements.
    4. Apply verbal and written communication skills in agricultural contexts.
  3. Course Requirements
    1. PowerPoint – 20%
    2. Career Portfolio – 20%
    3. Degree Plan – 20%
    4. Attendance with daily assignments – 40%
  4. Information On Books
    1. The WTC Catalog and Student Handbook are available online.  Other articles, readings, etc. will be provided to the student.
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  6. Course Content and Tentative Schedule*

Week 1

Intro to 1131/Introduction to WTC Agriculture

Week 2

Student Support Services/Campus Tutoring/Course Catalog, Student Handbook

Week 3

Historic Agriculture

Week 4

American Agriculture

Week 5

American Agriculture

Week 6

World Agriculture

Week 7

Agriculture Power Point

Week 8

Careers in Ag

Week 9

Careers in Ag

Week 10

Career Portfolio

Week 11

Transfer College Ag Programs

Week 12

Transfer College Ag Programs

Week 13

Degree Planning

Week 14

Degree Planning

Week 15

Personal Degree Plan

Week 16

Final Exam


*The above schedule, policies, procedures and assignments in this course are subject to change.



Last Modified: October 5, 2017