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AGE 150 Agriculture Economics (3)
This course provides an introduction to the economics of agricultural production, marketing, pricing, income and decision making involving farm operations that includes government policies and programs related to agricultural and socioeconomic problems of farmers. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
AGR 100 I Practical Job Experience (1)
This course is designed to provide the students with needed practical skills while working in an agricultural setting during the Summer Institute, Fall or Spring Semesters. (Note: 1 lecture credit)
AGR 100 II Practical Job Experience (1)
Prerequisite: AGR 100 I

This course is designed to provide the students with needed practical skills in an agricultural setting in the following two options: (Note: 1 lecture credit)

  • Land Grant Research Station
  • On-Farm Work
AGR 152 Survey of Community & Natural Resources (3)
Students will learn about career options available to them in agriculture, natural resources, and family and consumer sciences by interacting with local professionals working in these fields. Each weekly meeting will cover a different discipline, with an introductory presentation followed by a field trip to observe work within that discipline. Field trips will visit local agribusinesses, farms, and government agencies. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
AGR 197 Polynesian Culture & Natural Resources Learning Project (4)
Prerequisite: A 4-credit Biology course
This course is designed to provide the necessary background information for participation in a service-learning. It covers the natural resources of American Samoa and their cultural use. Students will be provided information about the listed topics and have the opportunity to conduct further research. They will also learn about the resources and culture of other countries and make comparisons among the different systems. (Note: 3 lecture credits and 1 lab credit)
AGR 200 Introduction to Aquaculture (3)
This is an introductory level course that covers the scope and role of aquaculture for increasing food production of aquatic organisms. The biological principles of aquaculture, including species selection, hatchery breeding and rearing and grow-out practices will be covered, including the status of the aquaculture industry in American Samoa. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
AGR 250 Introduction to Horticulture (4)
(formerly Crop Production)
Prerequisite: BIO 180
The basic principles of horticultural crop production include growth, development, reproduction, and propagation. Management of the crop environment: soil fertility and plant nutrition, water, temperature, light and wind; and crop hazards of weeds, pests and diseases. Study of the production practices for world food crops. Production of locally important crops emphasized. Practical sessions to complement lectures should include field visits and laboratory exercises. (Note: 3 lecture credits and 1 lab credit)
AGR 297 Environmental Service Learning Exchange (2)
Prerequisite: AGR 197
This course is a four-week, service-learning course. Students will utilize knowledge gained from MSC 197/AGR 197 to carry out community service projects that will include: stream bank restoration, trail maintenance and creation of educational displays and signs. They will also learn about the resources and culture of other countries and to make comparisons among the different systems. A portfolio will be kept on activities and a final report will be required on their projects. (Note: 2 lecture credits)

ANS 150A Animal Science (2)
A course open to all students in developmental studies as an introduction in general agriculture, animal science or natural resource management. Lectures, discussions, practical, and presentations by experts and community members will include topics on agriculture, livestock, nutrition, breeding, management, and pasture/turf grass, meat processing and marketing. Emphasis will be on swine and poultry production. Students who plan to further their studies of Agriculture beyond the A.S. level must take both this course and ANS 150B. (Note: 2 lecture credits)
ANS 150B Animal Science (2)
Prerequisite: ANS 150A
A supplement to ANS 150A that provides a complete, in-depth, introductory animal science course. This two-credit discussion and lecture course will provide further detail on livestock anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics and global livestock systems. This course is intended to be a more rigorous scientific examination of livestock production. (Note: 2 lecture credits)
FAM 250 Family Finance (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 150, MAT 151
This course is designed to address the identification and management of personal resources and family finances to meet the needs and wants of individuals and families throughout the family life cycle. Topics include financial planning for daily needs, banking, saving and investing, managing credit, managing risks and insurance; consumer choices, rights and decision making related to meeting personal and family goals for nutrition and wellness, clothing, housing, and transportation. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
FAM 260 Parenting: Models for Guiding & Nurturing Children (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 150, PSY 150
Students will study new models of parenting theories, methods, skills, issues, and resources. They will view parent-child relationships in various cultural contexts. They will also gain the necessary skills for guiding and nurturing children as a parent and for teaching others those skills in high school and adult education settings. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
NRS 180 Forests & Agroforestry (4)
Prerequisite: BIO 180

An introductory course containing three general areas of focus:

  1. The global importance of forests, emphasizing tropical rain forests, specific forest communities and uses in Samoa.
  2. The theoretical and practical study and measurement methods in forestry.
  3. Forest management systems, emphasizing agroforestry, community forestry, conservation and preservation. (Note: 3 lecture credits and 1 lab credit)
NRS 200 Natural Resources (4)
Prerequisite: MSC 160, NRS 180
A comprehensive overview of wildlife, wetlands and marine natural resources. Special emphasis is on local species, communities and ecosystems. Laboratories are field oriented, focusing on identification and measurement of resource conditions. (Note: 4 lecture credits)
NRS 250 Environmental Studies (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 151, NRS 200
A course that enables students to develop skills in ethics, interpretation and investigation in relation to the environmental settings and issues. Global, national and local examples are provided. Student presentations and projects are required. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
NUT 150 Nutrition (3)
This course is an introduction to the science of nutrition as it applies to everyday life. The goal is to teach students how to apply the logic of science to their own nutritional concerns. Topics include the six major nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids (fats), protein, vitamins, minerals, and water. The course will also examine the human body, energy balance, weight control, the digestive process, life stages and diseases as they relate to nutrition and fitness. (Note: 3 lecture credits)