AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (AgEc)
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (AgEng)
100 Agriculture Orientation (3)
Introduction to commercial agriculture in Hawaii. Field trips to
visit farms; guest speakers to discuss agriculture extension,
research, teaching, and farm loan programs that support commercial
194 Special Topics in Agriculture (1-4)
Lower division topics chosen by instructor. Course content will
vary. May be repeated, provided that a different topic is studied.
199 Directed Reading (1-3)
Permission of instructor and statement of planned reading required.
230 Sustainable Agriculture (2 lec.; 1 lab)(3)
Evaluation of conventional and alternative farming methods from a
long-term perspective, analysis of the effects of those practices
on environmental quality. Consideration of conflicting values
290 Student-Managed Farm Enterprise Project (1-3)
Selection, planning, and completion of a production/management/
marketing project under faculty supervision. Project participation
is voluntary and subject to approval. Students must maintain
complete production and financial records.
299 Directed Work Experience Program (3)
Agricultural practice in individual and team projects on
independent farms or agricultural employment under supervision
and direction during summer vacation or on a part-time basis
during regular school period. Permission of instructor required.
Only for College of Agriculture students and offered only on a
CR/NC basis. Credit is earned not included in maximum allowed.
312 Agricultural Geography and World Food Problems (3)
Different types of agriculture, their location, and the cultural
and environmental constraints operating to produce the resultant
patterns. World food and hunger.Pre: Geog 101 or 103, or consent
of instructor. (Equivalent to Geog 312)
394 Special Topics in Agriculture (1-4)
Advanced topics chosen by instructor. Course content will vary.
May be repeated, provided that a different topic is studied.
Pre: junior standing or consent of instructor.
399 Directed Research (1-3)
Permission of instructor and statement of planned research.
412 Microtechnique and Light Microscopy (1 lec., 2 labs)(3)
Preparation of permanent and temporary microscope slides of
biological materials for light microscopy; techniques of light
microscopy, photomicrography, and other specialized techniques.
497 Senior Seminar (1)
Guided research into problems. Topics may vary according to
interest of students and instructor, CR/NC only.
110 Introduction to Microcomputing for Agriculture (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Acquaints students with the microcomputer in agricultural
applications by learning to use and adapt commercial software,
to understand the operation of the microprocessor and its
peripheral, and to provide a hands-on experience in utilizing
some of the most common word processing, spreadsheet, and
database software and on using the internet.
120 Agricultural Business Field Study (1-3)
Agribusiness and agrieconomic functions performed by specialized
agricultural agencies with emphasis on physical operating patterns;
field trips to produc tion, marketing and finance firms; workshops
with agribusiness managers.
299 Agribusiness Internship/Work Experience (3)
Internship with agribusiness firms in the areas of management,
sales, food distribution. Work experience may be used with
320 Agribusiness Management (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Organization forms and management functions of agribusiness firms,
management science principles, inventory control, operation research
techniques, decision model, and human resources development as
they are related to agribusiness firms.
321 Agricultural Cooperatives Management (2 lec., 1lab)(3)
The nature and place of agricultural cooperatives in the nation
with special emphasis on Hawaii.
340 Agribusiness Research Communication (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Primary research methods applied to agribusiness including problem
definition, hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection,
and results analysis measuring central tendency and variability.
Mechanics of writing research proposals and technical report and
oral presentations. Pre: Econ 201 or AgEc 201, Junior standing.
350 Management of Aquaculture Firms (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Application of management and marketing principles to the planning
and operation of aquaculture firms. Pre: AgEc 201, AgEc 221, and
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (AgEc)
201 Agricultural Economics (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Concentration on the economic principles of the firm
(microeconomics), and agricultural related topics on marketing,
finance, natural resources, agricultural policy, international trade
and world food problems.
221 Agricultural Accounting and Records Analysis (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Introduces accounting theory and methods used to record and report
financial information for both the business and farm firm. Other
topics include business organization, inventories, receivables and
payables, depreciation, and computer applications.
322 Marketing Agricultural Products (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Acquaints the student with the economic organization of the food
and fiber sector of the U.S. and Hawaiian economy. In two general
parts, one provides a treatment of agricultural price analysis;
the second examines the marketing system for agricultural inputs, farm
products, and processing and distribution activities with emphasis
on cooperative marketing. Field trips to cooperative and other
marketing firms. Future trading. Pre: introductory
course in economics or agricultural economics.
330 Farm Management (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Acquaints the student with both theoretical and applied aspects
of farm management. Topics include farm planning, managerial
control, and acquiring and managing resources. Emphasis on
mainland but applied emphasis on Hawaiian farming systems.
Stress on cost of production and cash flow budgets, capital
investment, and linear programming. Computer applications.
Pre: introductory course in economics or agricultural economics,
430 Agricultural Finance (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Applies principles and tools of finance to managerial problems
in agriculture. The focus is on evaluating and controlling
profitability, risks, and liquidity in agricultural firms. Concepts
include analysis of financial statements, leverage, credit,
capital budgeting, and cost of capital, balanced with practical
aspects of how and from whom farmers obtain loans in agriculture
in Hawaii. Pre: introductory course in economics or agricultural
economics, accounting 250.
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (AgEng)
Note: Suitable eye protection and shoes are required in all
AgEng laboratory classes.
231 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Identification, proper use and maintenance of basic tools used
in the shop and farm; plan reading; identification, selection
and estimation of material for agricultural projects using
wood and metal; principles of arc and oxyacetylene welding;
basic layout and leveling procedures; principles of concrete
work; pipe fitting and simple electrical wiring.
232 Farm Tractor Operation (1 lab)(1)
Operation of agricultural tractors and allied machinery on
the University Farm. Safety, maintenance and field
adjustments of tractors and implements. Limited
enrollment. Pre: Valid drivers license.
301 Farm Power (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Management and maintenance of power units used in
agriculture. Principles of internal combustion engines.
Shop and field practice in adjusting and operating
internal combustion engines and associated field equipment.
Pre: Math 103. A valid driver's license is highly desirable.
302 Farm Structures and Utilities (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Farmstead planning, materials, design, construction and
maintenance, farm utilities, water-sewage systems and
305 Agriculture Mechanics Skills (1 lab)(1)
Design, construction, and evaluation of an agricultural project
to be constructed in laboratory under faculty supervision.
Pre: AgEng 231 or consent of instructor.
400 Aquaculture Engineering I (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles of site selection, design, construction, and operation
of ponds and enclosures(cages and pens) use for aquaculture.
Pre: Aqua 262 and Math 103 or equivalent (same as Mare 400).
435 Irrigation Principles and Practices (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Comprehensive study of basic irrigation principles and practices.
Basic hydraulics, water supply, conveyance, and measurement.
Plant-soil-water relationship, evapotranspiration, and
scheduling. Planning and design of irrigation systems. Pumps.
Pre: Math 103 or consent of instructor.
310 Agronomic Crop Production in the Tropics (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Current agricultural practices in production of food, feed, and
fiber crops in the tropics. Pre:Hort 262 or consent of instructor.
410 Soil-Plant-Herbivore Interrelations (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
The principles of plant competition and succession during
the establishment and maintenance of herbaceous species
and communities as related to soil, biotic, and microclimate
factors and their interactions. Ecological and nutritional
principles embodying plant and animal factors in the
utilization of herbaceous plants by livestock are established.
Research methodology in grassland systems also is
presented. Pre: AnSc 141, Biol 153 or Hort 262, or consent
ANIMAL SCIENCE (AnSc)
141 Introduction to Animal Science (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
The distribution of farm animals in the U.S.; introduction to
feeding, breeding, marketing,and management.
244 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Comparative animal digestive systems and metabolism.
Essential nutrients, their functions, mechanisms of action
and interrelationships. Pre: AnSc 141, Chem 124
and 125 or consent of instructor. (Equivalent to Biol 254).
321 Feeds and Feeding (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Identification of feed nutrients, their digestion and utilization
and their requirements by animals. Establishment of feeding
standards and the calculation of rations for all classes of
livestock. The economics of feeding and purchasing feeds
by nutritive value. Pre: AnSc 141 and AnSc 244.
342 Beef Cattle Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles of efficient beef production including comparative
breed evaluation, breeding, feeding management and
marketing. Pre: AnSc 141 or consent of instructor.
350 Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals (3 lec., 1 lab)(4)
Structure and function of the animal body, including those of
the horse, cow, goat, pig, and comparisons with the human
body. Pre: AnSc 141, Chem 124 or consent of instructor
(Equivalent to Biol 323)
351 Swine Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles of efficient pork production, including comparative
breed evaluation, breeding, feeding, management, marketing
and business aspects. Pre: AnSc 141 or consent of instructor.
353 Horse Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Origin of species, breeds, feeding, care and management of
light horses. Limited enrollment. Pre: AnSc 141 or consent
354 Poultry Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles of efficient poultry production including; breeding,
feeding, housing, and management of different types of poultry.
Problems and practices associated with tropical environment
emphasized. Pre: AnSc 141 or consent of instructor.
355 Goat and Sheep Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles of efficient goat and sheep production including
comparative breed evaluation, breeding, feeding, management
and marketing. Problems and practices associated with tropical
environment emphasized. Pre: AnSc 141 or consent of
445 Animal Breeding and Genetics (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Application of genetic principles to improvement of domestic
livestock. Pre:AnSc 141, Biol 153, and Math 103 or equivalent.
450 Reproduction of Farm Animals (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Fertility and the role of hormones, nutrition, selection,
management and environment in the maintenance of high
reproductive rate. Pre: AnSc 350 or equivalent.
(Equivalent to Biol 450)
453 Animal Diseases and Parasites (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Prevention, control and treatment of diseases and parasites
in livestock and poultry.
262 Introduction to Aquaculture (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Discussion of the biological, physiochemical and economic
aspects of aquaculture, including a survey of the culture
techniques of the currently cultured species of finfish,
shellfish, lower invertebrates and algae.
350 Culture of Finfish (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles and practices used for the culture of finfish.
Pre: Aqua 262, Math 103 or equivalent and Biol 150.
351 Culture of Aquatic Plants and Invertebrates (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles and practices used for the culture of aquatic
plants and invertebrates. Pre: Aqua 262, Biol 153,
Biol 275, and Math 103 or equivalent.
425 Water Quality and Aquatic Productivity (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Study of water quality and aquatic productivity as it
relates to aquaculture and fisheries. Pre: Aqua 262
and Chem 125.
475 Fish Population Dynamics (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Study of growth, mortality, recruitment and yields in fish
populations with emphasis on the similarities between
natural and culture systems. Pre: Math 121 and familiarity
in spreadsheet usage, Biol 281 recommemded
(same as Biol 475)
262 Introductory Bee Keeping (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Biology, behavior, and management of honeybees for
honey production. Limited enrollment.
304 General Entomology (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Structure, classification and identification of insects.
Pre: Biol 150 or 153 or consent of instructor
(Same as Biol 205).
350 Advanced Beekeeping (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Advanced beekeeping practices designed to improve
hive quality such as queen rearing, artificial
insemination, and requeening as well as the
utilization of products from the hive. Pre: Ento 262
or consent of instructor.
361 Insect Morphology (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Comparative and gross morphology; homologies of
structure; anatomy; development in representative
groups. Pre: Ento 304 or consent of instructor.
362 Systematic Entomology (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Classification of insects; orders and families; use of
taxonomic tools. Pre: Ento 361 or consent of instructor.
374 Insect Pest Control (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Destructive and beneficial insects; principles of cultural,
mechanical, legislative, biological, and chemical control.
Pre: Ento 304.
FOOD SCIENCE (FdSc)
201 Man's Food (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
History and current food supply; man's role in production,
preservation, processing, and consumption of food. Pre:
one semester general chemistry or consent of instructor.
202 Forestry and Natural Resources (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Development of forestry; forest biology, ecology, conservation,
management, and products. Field trips to various forestry
203 Forest Dendrology (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Describe, identify, and locate forest tree and shrub species in
Hawaii. Both native and non-native species will be learned.
Emphasis will be on those species that have commercial
value or potential, but some woody species will be included.
Field trips to various parts of the island.
310 Forest Mensuration (2 lec; 1 lab)(3)
Practical techniques in measuring and mapping forest land
and inventorying forest resources. Principals of log, tree, and
growth measurements: instrumentation and simulation models.
350 Tropical Silviculture (2 lec; 1 lab)(3)
Sustainable methods and techniques for manipulation of
tropical forest ecosystems to meet management objectives;
artificial and natural regeneration, site preparation and
harvest methods, soil and water resources management;
silviculture and the gene pool; intermediate stand
tending and maintenance of forest health.
410 Physiological Ecology of Tropical Forests
Chemical, physical, and physiological processes that
determine how tropical trees and forests function;
examines carbon, nitrogen, and phophorous budgets
and the relationships to productivity; consequences
of forest management and global climate change.
262 Principles of Horticulture (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Introduction to the various divisions of horticulture and the
relationship of plants to environment. Plant structure and
function. Opportunity for observation and practice of various
horticultural technologies. Students are required to participate
in a garden project.
263 Hydroponics (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Introduction to circulating and non-circulating hydroponic
methods. Students are required to participate in the
construction and maintenance of a hydroponic system.
Pre: Hort 262
264 Plant Propagation (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Germination and seed testing; vegetative propagation by
cuttings, grafting, budding, layering, division and separation.
Propagating structures and mericulture.
266 Nursery Operation (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Introduction to plants, cultural practices, and operation
of wholesale nurseries in Hawaii. Environmental factors,
materials and structures, principles of management,
production, and marketing. Excursions to various
nurseries. Pre: Hort 262 or consent of instructor.
350 Tropical Landscape Horticulture (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Identification of landscape plants; design, construction,
installation, care and maintenance of landscapes.
Limited enrollment. Pre: Hort 262 or Biol 153.
351 Vegetable Crop Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Vegetable technology and physiology, cultural methods,
breeding and marketing. Field trips to vegetable-producing
areas. Pre: Hort 262 or consent of instructor.
352 Tropical Fruit Production (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
History, botanical relationships, climatic relationships,
culture, management, and marketing. Excursions to
various fruit orchards.
354 Floriculture and Ornamental Production (3 lec., 1 lab)(4)
Cultural and management practices in production of cut
flowers and flowering pot plants. Major Hawaiian and
mainland flower crops are considered. Visits to anthurium
and other enterprises. Pre: Hort 262 or consent of instructor.
360 Orchidology (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Historical, biological and horticultural aspects of orchids.
Labs and field trips will introduce students to the practical
aspects of orchid production.
403 Plant Tissue Culture (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
The science and art of propagating plants by in vitro culture.
Concepts in laboratory design, business considerations,
disinfestation, media preparation, and culture techniques.
Emphasis on practical application in the laboratory.
Limited enrollment. Pre: Hort 262 and Chem 124,
recommended: Hort 264.
437 Structure of Tropical Plants (3 lec., 1 lab)(4)
Plant structure in relation to cultural practices, functions,
genetic factors and development. Pre: Biol 153.
(Same as Biol 417)
450 Advanced Plant Tissue Culture (1 lec., 1 discussion;1 lab)(3)
Provides the student with hands-on experience in plant
tissue culture techniques. Evaluative and diagnostic
skills will be emphasized. Students will design and
test techniques most appropriate for tissue culturing
plant(s) of interest. Limited enroll ment. Pre: Hort 403.
451 Plant Improvement (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Application of plant breeding techniques and methods
of improving crops with special emphasis on Hawaiian plants.
460 Turfgrass Management (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
The selection, propagation, establishment and
maintenance of turfgrasses with special emphasis
on warm season turfgrasses. Limited enrollment.
Pre: Hort 262.
468 Growth Regulators in Horticulture (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
The chemistry and physiology of plant growth regulators and
their application to horticultural practices. Experiments and
demonstrations illustrating both the basic and applied aspects
of growth regulators. Pre: Hort 262 or Biol 153 and one year
of college chemistry.
471 Post Harvest Handling (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Methods of handling, storing, and shipping of fresh horticultural
commodities with emphasis on Hawaiian fruits, vegetables,
and ornamental plants. Pre: Hort 262, Chem 124 or consent
481 Weed Science (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Classification, identification, and adaptation of weeds. Principles
of weed control, including properties, use, and action of herbicides.
Pre: Hort 262 or Biol 153 and Chem 124.
PLANT PATHOLOGY (PlPath)
301 Tropical Plant Pathology (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Principles of plant pathology, major diseases in the tropics
caused by fungi,bacteria, nematodes, and viruses; their nature,
diagnosis and control. Pre: Biol 153 or consent of instructor.
405 Plant Disease Diagnosis (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Practical skills in field an laboratory to determine the cause
of a plant disease. Recognition of characteristic symptoms
of diseased plants and signs of pathogens; use of confirming
tests. Pre: PlPath 301.
412 Plant Disease Control (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Methods and principles of plant disease control, including
chemical and nonchemical means, based on epidemiology
and the disease cycle. Formulation and application of control
recommendations. Pre: PlPath 301.
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (PlPhys)
310 Plant Growth and Develpoment (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
The chemistry and physiology of growth regulators and their
involvement in plant growth and development. Experiments
and demonstrations illustrating both basic and applied aspects
of chemical growth regulation. Students are required to complete
an independent student project. Pre: Hort 262 or Biol 153 and
one year of college chemistry.
415 Plant Nutrition (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Mineral nutrition of plants, symptoms of mineral deficiency,
corrective measures, water relations and nitrogen cycle. Special
attention will be given to the role of nutrients in essential
physiological and behavioral process. Pre: Hort 262 or Biol
153 and one year of college chemistry.
SOIL SCIENCE (Soils)
304 Tropical Soils (3 lec., 1 lab)(4)
Origin, development, properties, use and management
of tropical soils; classification of Hawaiian soils. Pre: Chem
124 and 125 or consent of instructor.
350 Soil Fertility (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Nutrient availability in relation to chemical and physical
properties of soil; fertility evaluation by plant response and
soil tests. Pre: Soils 304.
401 Soil Survey & Classification (1 lec., 2 labs)(3)
Morphogenesis and physiochemical characterization of soils;
land capability classification; soil mapping; and preparation
of soil survey reports. Limited enrollment. Pre: Soils 304
or consent of instructor.
461 Soil Conservation (2 lec., 1 lab)(3)
Soil erosion and factors affecting it; water pollution;
vegetational and mechanical controls; soil and water
conservation farming. Limited enrollment.
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