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An Analysis of Four Curriculum Options Within Agricultural Economics

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Abstract:

The appropriate role that curriculum plays in guiding undergraduate students with respect to careers is very important. One question raised recently in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno, was, "How does our curriculum compare with that of other Agricultural Economics departments?" Initial answers to this question were investigated by examining comparison data in journal articles. The March 1985 NACTA Journal contained a subject and author index to the years 1985 through 1984 (Mortensena 1985). Of the subject matter, 17 articles were on specific curriculum development and effectiveness and two on specific evaluation of particular curricula at identified universities. Additionally, an article by Shute, et.al. on the evaluation of one program at one institution was written in March 1985 NACTA Journal.

 

Keywords:

curriculum, agricultural economics

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