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Master Course Outline
Agricultural Chemistry

Course Number: AGPR 120
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Fundamental course in chemistry which overviews the basics of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry with applications to agriculture and other applied science fields. Recommended: high school chemistry or equivalent.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Ability to utilize exponents to write numbers and make interconversions between the two.
B. Ability to use the metric system of measurement and make conversions to the English system.
C. Knowledge of atom components.
D. Knowledge of chemical elements, symbols, and valence for each that occurs as a free ion.
E. Ability to identify complex ions by name, given the chemical symbol, to include the correct valence.
F. Ability to calculate the percentage composition by weight of an element in a compound.
G. Knowledge of the effect of adding a chemical substance to a buffer system as related to chemical equilibria.
H. Knowledge of inorganic substances which behave as acids, bases, or neutral salts.
I. Ability to define pH and identify substances which act as acids or bases.
J. Knowledge of structural bonds for a chemical substance.
K. Knowledge of organic substances, their bonds, and reactive end groups and the ability to identify which are alcohols aldehydes, ketones, esters, and carboxylic acids.
L. Ability to draw the structural formula of an organic substance.
M. Ability to identify a structural formula for a biochemical substance as a protein, sugar, starch, hormone, vitamin, or nucleic acid.
N. Ability to classify a selected pesticide product into the respective chemical group.
O. Knowledge of common formulations of pesticides.
P. Ability to place a chemical into its proper toxicity category given its LD50 and knowledge of necessary safety precautions in its application and use.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
AGPR 120
Spring 2014
0060
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 120
Spring 2011
0036
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
Fall 2010
0031
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
Fall 2009
0031
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
Spring 2009
0036
Michael Moyer
AGPR 120
Fall 2008
0031
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
Spring 2007
0036
Michael Moyer
AGPR 120
Spring 2006
0032
Michael Moyer
AGPR 120
Fall 2004
0031
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
Fall 2003
0031
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
Fall 2002
0031
Jerry Kjack



Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
X
 
X
 
 
X
 
X
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)