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M. R. MILLER, B.S., Assistant Chemist in Insecticide Control.

KATHERINE JONES, B.S., Assistant in Landscape Gardening and Floricul


J. E. GUERNSEY, Assistant in Soil Technology.

H. E. BILLINGS, M.S., Assistant in Agricultural Chemistry.

W. C. DEAN, B.S., Assistant in Soil Technology.

E. R. DE ONG, B.S., Assistant in Entomology, Davis.

A. W. CHRISTIE, M.S., Assistant in Agricultural Chemistry.

W. L. SWEET, M.S., Assistant in Pomology.

J. R. BEACH, D.V.M., Assistant in Veterinary Science.

FRANCIS W. ALBRO, B.S., Assistant in Nutrition.

DONALD E. MARTIN, B.S., Assistant in Soil Chemistry and Bacteriology. JAMES R. ZION, B.S., Assistant in Viticulture.


All upper division courses announced by this department presuppose at least junior standing in the College of Agriculture. Students in other colleges may elect such courses in the department of agriculture as they are qualified to pursue.


Students who become candidates for a bachelor's degree may be recommended for honors on the basis of the quality of the work done in the regular curriculum of the senior year or its equivalent, or on the basis of a thesis showing ability to do original work.


1. General Agricultural Chemistry.

The relation of chemistry to agriculture. Lectures.

Professor BURD.

3 hrs., first half-year. Tu Th S, 9. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A-1B. Prescribed for sophomores in the College of Agriculture.

2. Agricultural Laboratory.

Professor BURD, Mr. BILLINGS and Mr. CHRISTIE. Experiments with and laboratory tests of agricultural materials. Designed to illustrate general principles and to call attention to important facts.

6 hrs., first half-year; 2 units. Section I, M F, 1-4; section II, Tu Th, 1-4. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A-1B. Prescribed concurrently with course 1 for sophomores in the College of Agriculture.

101A-101в. Advanced Agricultural Chemistry.

Assistant Professor HOAGLAND.

The technical application of chemical principles to agricultural phenomena and problems; complete and proximate analysis of materials of agricultural interest; choice of methods, limits of permissable error, interpretation of results obtained in the laboratory.

7 hrs., throughout the year; 3 units each half-year. Lecture to be arranged; laboratory, first half-year, Tu Th, 1-4; second half-year, Tu Th, 2–5. Prerequisite: Chemistry 5 or 6A-6в and 8A-8B (6A-6B recommended; 8A-8B may be taken concurrently). Required for the major in agricultural chemistry.

102. The Chemistry of Fertilizers.

Professor BURD.

The relations of fertilizers to plants and soils; chemical examination with special reference to agricultural and commercial evaluation; the correlation of chemical properties and physical texture with availability.

6 hrs., second half-year; 2 units. Lectures and discussions as required. Laboratory, two three-hour periods, to be arranged. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 2; Chemistry 5 or 6A-6B. Required for the major in agricultural chemistry and soils.

103. Laboratory Study of Selected Topics.

Continuation of course 101A-101B. 6 hrs. laboratory, 1 hr. lecture and Prerequisite: course 101A-101в. tural chemistry.

Assistant Professor HOAGLAND. Prerequisite to thesis course. discussion, first half-year; 3 units. Required for the major in agricul

104A-104B. Pro-seminar in Agricultural Chemistry.

Professor BURD and Assistant Professor HOAGLAND. Discussion of literature and papers prepared by members of the class. 2 hrs., throughout the year; 1 unit each half-year. Alternate Th, 4-6. Required in the junior and senior years for the major in agricultural chemistry. Elective to those taking course 101A-101B.

105. Thesis Course.

Instructor in charge of Thesis.

4 units. Hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: course 103.

201. Research in Agricultural Chemistry.

Open to properly qualified graduate students. Hours to be arranged.


For the high school teacher's recommendation, the student must make agricultural education his major subject, taking courses 101, 102, and 104. In addition to the required agricultural courses in the sophomore year and in agricultural education, it is urged that students take at least one course in each of the following divisions: agronomy, pomology, plant pathology, entomology, animal husbandry, dairy industry, poultry husbandry, and veterinary science.

5. Agencies for Rural Progress.

Assistant Professor KERN.

Country life problems, agencies for rural progress, and the best means of utilizing those agencies for the improvement of rural communities. Lectures, assigned readings, and reports.

3 hrs., second half-year; 3 units. M Tu W, 8.

99. Practice in General Agriculture.


A six weeks' course, beginning May 18, covering the practical operations on a farm, including methods of tillage, irrigation, and cron culture; care and management of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry; practice in daily work; care of orchards and vineyards. The course is intended to familiarize the students with the practical operations on the farm. Given at Davis.

6 units. Prerequisite: two full years of college work.

100A-100B. Elements of Agriculture, Nature Study and School Gardens. Assistant Professor KERN. Aims, methods and materials used in agricultural instruction in the elementary and grade schools; making of teaching plans; educational value of the school garden; the home garden and the value of home project work in agricultural education. Practical garden work on the campus. Helps for teachers in the way of bulletins, text-books, etc.

5 hrs., either half-year; 3 units. Lectures, M Tu, 2; laboratory, W, 2-5.

101. High School Farms, Gardens, and Community Work.

Associate Professor HUMMEL.

Lectures, reports, and conferences on the utilization of land in connection with high school agricultural teaching, and a study of the means by which the agricultural education facilities of a school can be brought into intimate and helpful relation with the farm and home life of the community supporting the school; practice in planning and executing school farm problems and demonstrations; ways and means by which the agricultural interests of a community can be promoted through the local schools.

5 hrs., second half-year; 3 units. Lectures, M W, 11; laboratory, F, 1-4. Prerequisite: senior standing.

102. General Science and First-year Agriculture.

Associate Professor HUMMEL. The aims and values of a general science course in the high school, comparative study of typical courses, and exposition of the peculiar adaptations to the general science work of an elementary agricultural course in which plant study forms the basis of continuity. The materials and methods suited to such a course in the high school will be fully discussed. The nature and amount of practical work needed in the course, including field trips and excursions, outdoor and laboratory exercises, will be considered in detail, together with the equipment for the work.

3 hrs., first half-year. M W F, 2.

104. Agriculture in Secondary Schools.

Associate Professor HUMMEL.

Agricultural teaching, including its history, the teaching methods to be employed, and the equipment needed. A general consideration of the educational aims and values of the work and of the organization of the course is followed by a detailed study of materials and methods involved in the teaching of the various subjects of the agricultural courses: elementary agriculture, dairying, animal husbandry, horticulture, etc. Lectures, readings, and assigned practicums.

3 hrs., first half-year; 3 units. M W F, 10. Prerequisite: senior standing.

105. Rural School Administration. Assistant Professor KERN, Readings and classroom discussions of the fundamentals of rural school organization, management, and improvement, such as a better physical equipment of the school plant, the enrichment of the course of study, and consolidation to provide for the rural high school.

3 hrs., first half-year. M Tu W, 8.

115. Individual Study of Selected Topics in Agricultural Education.

Associate Professor HUMMEL and Assistant Professor KERN.

Either half-year. Hours and credit to be arranged.

120. Pro-seminar in Agricultural Education.

Associate Professor HUMMEL and Assistant Professor KERN.

Discussion of problems in teaching agriculture in elementary and secondary schools.

2 hrs., throughout the year. Tu, 3–5.

125. The Practice of Teaching Agriculture.

Associate Professor HUMMEL. A five weeks' practice course in selected high schools of the state where agriculture is taught. Making of lesson plans, practice teaching, reports and conferences with supervising teacher and instructor. Supervised practice teaching and observation of methods and management of class and laboratory instruction by the local teacher. By arrangement with the Department of Education, properly prepared students may satisfy the requirements in practice teaching for the high school teacher's recommendation by taking this course instead of Education 201.

To begin immediately after the close of the second half-year; 4 units. Prerequisite: courses 102 and 104 and Education 223.

202. Special Studies in Agricultural Education.

Associate Professor HUMMEL and Assistant Professor KERN.

Either half-year. Time and credit to be arranged.


99. Practice in Agronomy.

Assistant Professor ADAMS and Mr. HENDRY.

Methods of crop production and farm management, with practice work. Trips into the surrounding country.

Six weeks. Daily, except Sunday, beginning the day after Commencement; 6 units.

103. Seeds.

(Given at Berkeley)

Assistant Professor KENNEDY.

Morphology and relationship of seeds, impurities, germination. Special attention will be given to seeds of economic importance.

4 hrs., second half-year; 2 units. Lecture, Th, 1; laboratory, Th, 2–5.

*104. Weeds.

Assistant Professor KENNEDY.

Designed to familiarize the student with the appearance, habits, and problems of the more common weeds in their relation to agriculture. Lectures and demonstrations.

2 hrs., second half-year.

* Not to be given, 1916-17.

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