Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"How do I choose?": A Practical Guide to Selecting Classes for AEE Majors. Part 3 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 Miranda, Katie and Matt!




Name: Janae Herr, Class of 2016

What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
AGBM308W
Description: Learning to analyze and create strategic management plans for agribusinesses particularly in the Food Service sector.

Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"Skills gained and content taught in this course is absolutely applicable and transferable to agribusiness courses/units taught in the classroom. "

What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
ENGL202C
Description:  "Technical writing course in the context of business and management"

Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"This course was very helpful in discovering ways to deliver content to various different audiences in professional and informal formats."

Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Take EDPSY014 and LARCH060"
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Janae: @kjherr17


Name: Matthew Rider, Class of 2017


What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
SOILS 403
Description: Soil
morphology, and Penn state soil judging team.

Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"It teaches a lot about soil judging which is part of a CDE, it also is a skill that can be valuable to students who don't want to go to college."

What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
ENGL 181A
Description: Chesapeake literature and visit to an outdoor school

Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"Gives a great look at an outdoor school on the bay, and is the best way to meet the literature requirement of the major."

Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Take Soils 422!"
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Matthew: @mvr5027


Name: Janae Bickhart, Class of 2015
What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
AEE 311
Description:  "A youth-leadership development perfect for anyone wanting to become an Agriscience Teacher and FFA Advisor, as well as beneficial for any agriculturalist planning to work with students or other youths."

Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"INVALUABLE experience that helps to prepare for student teaching, advising an FFA Chapter, and provides opportunities/experiences that have helped me get/manage a career as an Agriscience teacher."

What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
English 202C
Description: Teaches technical writing of the
sciences.

Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"Good resource I've used with helping students prepare Agriscience Fair projects"

Want to ask more questions? Tweet Janae: @JanaeBickhart


Don't Forget!  
Schedule a meeting with your advisor Dr. Daniel Foster or Dr. John Ewing, Scheduling starts soon.  If you are at a branch campus do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ewing and Dr. Foster!



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Kayla Hack

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @hackkayla


2017 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

1 comment:

  1. Really appreciate graduates like J.Bickhart, seniors like J. Herr, and upper classmen like M. Rider sharing!!

    Make your classes work for YOU. Every class, every credit counts towards helping you be prepared for your dream job!

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