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Courses in Applied Biological Systems Technology (ABT)

Lower Division

15. Wood Properties and Fabrication (2)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Study of wood properties and techniques for fabrication with wood. Gain experience working with various woods and woodworking tools for specific applications. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL.—W. (W.) Shafii

16. Metal Properties and Fabrication (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Study of metal properties and of techniques for fabricating in metal. Physical principles, design considerations, effects of techniques on quality and appearance, and evaluation procedures. Experience in working with metal. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL.—F. (F.) Shafii

17. Plastic Properties and Fabrication (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Study of the properties of plastic materials and the fundamentals of fabrication techniques. Experience in working with common plastics, with applications to biological systems. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL.—S. (S.) 

49. Field Equipment Operation (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Operation, adjustment, and troubleshooting of farm tractors and field equipment. Principles of operation, equipment terminology and uses of tilling, cultivating, thinning, and planting equipment. Typical sequences in cropping practices. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL.—S. (S.) Shafii

52. Field Equipment Welding (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 16 or consent of instructor. Intermediate welding to include hardfacing and inert gas welding. Class projects on repair and fabrication by welding. Troubleshooting and major repair of field equipment. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL.—W. (W.) Shafii

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

99. Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

Upper Division

101. Engine Technology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Principles of 2-stroke cycle, 4-stroke cycle gasoline and 4-stroke cycle diesel engine construction and operation. Engine systems, performance, troubleshooting, and overhaul. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.—W. (W.) Jenkins, Vougioukas

110L. Experiments in Food Engineering (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: Food Science and Technology 110B (may be taken concurrently). Use of temperature sensors; measurement of thermal conductivity and heat transfer in foods; refrigeration, freezing, concentration and dehydration of foods. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL, WE.—S. (S.) Bornhorst

121. Animal Housing and Environment Management (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Animal Science 1 or 2. Optimal structures and environments for animal growth and comfort; heat and moisture transfer principles; heating, cooling, ventilating principles and equipment; animal housing design; environmental regulations and waste management practices. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—(W.) Zhang

142. Equipment and Technology for Small Farms (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Types and characteristics of agricultural equipment and technologies appropriate for small commercial farming. Adjustment and calibration of equipment. Selection of and budgeting for equipment. (Same course as International Agricultural Development 142.) GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.—S. (S.) Shafii

150. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 21 or equivalent with consent of instructor. Priority given to College of Agricultural and Environmental Science majors. Basic concepts, principles and methods of GIS are presented. Data structures, database design, GIS data creation, GPS, and spatial analysis techniques are emphasized. Lab topics include: online data sources, aerial photography, GPS data input, suitability analysis, cartographic design and graphic communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed Applied Biological Systems Technology 180/Plant Sciences 180 or Applied Biological Systems Technology 181N. (Same course as Landscape Architecture 150.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—F. (F.) Greco, Upadhyaya

161. Water Quality Management for Aquaculture (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B, Mathematics 16B, Chemistry 2B. Basic principles of water chemistry and water treatment processes as they relate to aquacultural systems. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL.—W. Hung

163. Aquaculture Systems Engineering (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 161. Design of aquacultural systems: design methodology, principles of fluid mechanics, site selection and facility planning, management operations, computer modeling. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—S. Hung

165. Irrigation Practices for an Urban Environment (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Physics 1A or 5A. Basic design, installation, and operation principles of irrigation systems for turf and landscape: golf courses, parks, highways, public buildings, etc. Emphasis on hardware association with sprinkler and drip/trickle systems. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.—W. (W.) Grismer

181N. Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (4)

Lecture/laboratory—8 hours.Prerequisite: course 180 or Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources 180 or Landscape Architecture 50 or consent of instructor. Data representation and analysis in geographic information systems (GIS). Creation of spatial data sets from analog and digital sources such as aerial photography and maps; data structures, data management, database design, georeferencing, georectification, surface models, analysis, and spatial data visualization. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL, VL.—W. Hijmans

182. Environmental Analysis using GIS (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 180 or equivalent GIS experience and skills; general biology and/or ecology courses recommended. Ecosystem and landscape modeling with emphasis on hydrology and solute transport. Spatial analysis of environmental risk analysis including ecological risk assessment, natural resource management. Spatial database structures, scripting, data models, and error analysis in GIS. (Same course as Hydrologic Science 182.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL.—S. Hijmans, Zhang

190C. Research Conference for Advanced Undergraduates (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Research conferences for specialized study in applied biological systems technology. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

192. Internship in Applied Biological Systems Technology (1-5)

Internship—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised internship in applied biological systems technology. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

197T. Tutoring in Applied Biological Systems Technology (1-5)

Tutorial. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; upper division standing. Tutoring individual students, leading small voluntary discussion groups, or assisting the instructor in laboratories affiliated with one of the department's regular courses. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

Graduate

233. Pest Control Practices (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Practical and theoretical considerations of pest control systems and techniques. Design, selection, and use of mechanical systems for field, orchard, greenhouse, and vector control use. Biological, legal, and environmental considerations in pest control and pesticide application.—W. (W.) Giles

289A. Selected Topic in Applied Biological Systems Technology: Agricultural and Natural Resources (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topic. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

289B. Selected Topics in Applied Biological Systems Technology: Biotechnology (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topic. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

289C. Selected Topics in Applied Biological Systems Technology: Food Technology (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topic. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

290C. Graduate Research Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Research problems, progress, and techniques in applied biological systems technology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

Professional

317. Teaching Agricultural Mechanics (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: a course in physics; 6 units related to agricultural mechanics; enrolled in Agricultural Education Teacher Credential Program. Preparation of the teacher to plan, organize, and conduct an agricultural mechanics program in secondary schools. Development of and presentation of lesson plans and teaching aids. Review of subject matter in metal fabrication, power and machinery and agricultural structures areas.—F. (F.) Shafii

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