Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"How do I choose?": A Practical Guide to Selecting Classes for AEE Majors. Part 1 of 3.

There are hundreds of classes in the College of Agriculture Sciences, not to mention all of the ones outside of the College of Ag, how do we choose!?  Waiting by your computer starting at 11:50pm, before you rapidly log into elion at 11:59pm to choose all the classes you’ve been planning to take.  Sometimes it is stressful. Thanks to some graduates and upper class men, we have a few suggestions for you!  Check out what some of our students say! Class of 2018 and 2019, this one is for you! Stay tuned for more throughout the semester! Thank you to Mason, Deanna and Sarabeth for sharing this week!

Name: Mason Tate, 2016 Student Teacher
What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
Thanks for sharing Mason, good
luck student teaching!
Ageco201 
Description: How crop production problems and finding solutions.
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"Michael Saunders is an awesome guy!  I absolutely loved coming to his class.  His wisdom and knowledge is amazing.  He made learning fun.  Little to no homework, stellar stories, great content."
What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
Comm110
Description: Great discussions about politics, current events, and celebrities.  
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"I took this course at Penn State Altoona.  The class was phenomenal. We met in the evening like twice a week.  The instructor was hilarious.  Let us speak our opinions in a safe environment.  We watched movies a lot and there was no final."  
Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Take AGR028 and go on a trip with a club or organization that interests you.  I went on a trip to Minnesota with the agronomy club it was a blast!"
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Mason@mttate18



Name: Deanna Miller, 2015 graduate
Thanks for the perspective Deanna!
What was your favorite class in the College of Agriculture?
ANSC 421 
Description: Poultry Evaluation and Selection, getting back to what got me into Ag to begin with.
Why should an AEE Major take this class?
“It is an excellent resource if you plan to coach a poultry judging team one day.” (This is coming from a teacher in the field folks!)
What was your favorite class outside the College of Agriculture?
Ed Psych 100 
Description: This looks at why we teach the way we do and how students learn.
Why should an AEE Major take this class?
"It is a great introduction to teaching and it gets you into a classroom with students."
Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
“Take a meteorology class.”
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Deanna: @deannapsu15






Thanks for sharing Sarabeth, enjoy Athens!
Name:  Sarabeth Royer, 2016 Student Teacher
What was your favorite class in the College of Agriculture?
Soils 102  
Description:This lab, which meets once a week, complements the required Soils 101 lecture. It is very interesting and very relevant.
Why should an AEE Major take this class?
This made the soils lecture more interesting and relevant. I honestly would not have enjoyed the soils lectures as much if I didn't have the hands on application in the lab.
What was your favorite class outside the College of Agriculture?
Travel!
Description: 
"Any class where you can travel! All of mine were in the CAS, but traveling is important and valuable in so many ways."
Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Take any type of Livestock Judging Course. I took Poultry and Dairy Judging and learned SO MUCH from both these courses! Any of the judging courses are an excellent and hands on application for AEE majors."
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Sarabeth: @sb_royer




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Kayla Hack

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @hackkayla

2017 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

1 comment:

  1. Great Post! Always remember to work to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester! If you are at a commonweath campus, please feel free to contact Dr. Ewing and/or Dr. Foster about your course schedule!

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