By: Jessica Little
Food Science and Technology
Are you involved in agriculture? Do you enjoy learning about hot topics that affect our daily lives? Maybe you just want to learn more about the agriculture industry. Or you’re just in need of a second writing credit. If any of these apply to you, then here’s a class for your next semester.
Agriculture Communication 2367 is a second level writing course. In this course, the focus is centered on issues in agriculture in modern day society. Some topics include GMOs, water quality, fracking, crisis communications, and many more. Not only do you get to learn about these topics, but you get to hear firsthand experiences from professionals in these fields.
One subject for a lecture was GMO’s. Jennifer Coleman was our guest speaker from the Ohio Soybean Council and she spoke with us about what GMO’s actually were and how the public perceives the use of GMO’s in our foods. It was very interesting to hear firsthand from an expert in the field what foods were actually GMO and the public fears behind GMO’s. As someone who doesn’t have much agricultural background, it was a great way for me to learn about such a controversial topic.
Since this is a writing course, you should expect to write some papers. Luckily, most of the papers that you will have to write about are topics that you go over in class. This makes it very easy to get informed on the subject beforehand and makes doing the writing assignments a breeze. There is also a research paper that is due at the end of the semester. While this may seem troublesome, there is a lot of class time spent on making sure that your paper will go smoothly and lots of help from the professor and TA’s.
If you’re looking for a class that’s focused on expanding your knowledge in agriculture and not destroying your GPA, then Agricultural Communication 2367 is the class for you! With great professors, interesting topics, and the development of stronger writing skills, this class is perfect for filling your second level writing GE and learning about interesting topics in agriculture.
Jessica wrote this blog post as part of an in class assignment for the agricultural communication 2367 class. All opinions are her own.