SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:33:23 AMAGBUS 51 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 51Title:  AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP  
Full Title:  Agriculture Leadership
Last Reviewed:12/7/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  10 - 8 Units Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 70.1

Catalog Description:
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The course is designed to assist students in developing their knowledge and skills regarding leadership theory and practice related to agricultural organizations. It will improve their understanding of group dynamics and human interactions associated with a variety of private, governmental, and non-profit agriculture enterprises. Practical experience will be gained through participation in a number of parliamentary and administrative activities with varying degrees of diversity between semesters.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will assist students in developing their skills regarding leadership theory & practice as related to agricultural organizations. It will improve students understanding of group dynamics & human interaction with a variety of private, governmental, & non-profit agriculture enterprises. Practical experience will be gained through participation in parliamentary & administrative activities, with varying diversity between semesters.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:10 - 8 Units Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1997Inactive:Fall 2016
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Lead a meeting using parliamentary procedure.
2. Present and dispose of motions - main, priviliged, subsidiary, and
  incidental motions.
3. Develop agendas and resources for organizational meetings.
4. Participate in a group activity utilizing consensus processes.
5. Organize, coordinate, and implement a group activity.
6. Participate in activities by cooperating and working with others.
7. To develop leadership traits and communication skills, both oral
  and written.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Parliamentary Procedure
    A. Purposes and terminology of Parliamentary Procedure
    B. Development of agendas or organization of meetings
    C. Organizational structures, constitutions, and by-laws
    D. Officer and member responsibilities
    E. Committees - appointment, chairship, function
    F. Motions
       1. Main motion
       2. Priviliged motions
       3. Subsidiary motions
       4. Incidental motions
    G. Presentation and disposal of motions
    H. Debate, discussion, strategy
II.  Leadership
    A. Study of behavioral/leadership theories
    B. Leadership styles
    C. Developing leadership traits and communication skills
III. Group Dynamics
    A. Group development
    B. Managing conflicts in groups
    C. Participating in activities by cooperation
IV.  Participation in Parliamentary/Administrative Activities
    A. Activities may vary from semester to semester; i.e. Regional/
       Sectional FFA Leadership Contests, SRJC Field Day, SRJC Feeder
       Lamb Sale, Day Under The Oaks, SRJC Ag Club Outreach and
       Recruitment, California Community College Leadership conferences/
       workshops, Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, and Ag
       Association activities

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Term/weekly papers; text cases and exercises

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Roberts Rules of Order Revised, by General Henry Robert
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, 1991
Skills for Managers and Leaders - Text, Cases and Exercises, by Gary Yurl
Publisher: Prenctice Hall, 1990

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