Summer Programs

Summer classes offer many benefits to different student populations.

Summer Courses

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers a large schedule of undergraduate courses for Maymester, Summer I, and Summer II.

Taking summer courses has numerous benefits, including the possibility of graduating early, lessening the fall and spring course loads, access to courses that are offered only during summer, and a greater availability of distance or online sections.

Registering for Courses

Registration for students in degree seeking programs at NC State opened in October.

If you are not in a degree seeking program, you need to apply to NC State as an NDS student (non-degree seeking) before you can add courses.

Steps to enroll as NDS student:

  1. Be aware of the dates when admission applications open and when applications close.
  2. Determine if you qualify for resident or non-resident tuition rates.
  3. Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) form if you think you qualify for resident tuition rates. You have to complete that form to obtain your Residency Certification Number (RCN) number that is required on your admission application. You must complete this step before you apply if you want to pay resident tuition rates.
  4. Complete the International Clearance for Non-Degree Studies Students if you are an international student.
  5. Once you are admitted to NDS, email Dr. Russ the following info:
    • Your name and student ID number
    • The course(s) you want to take and the semester(s)
  6. Dr. Russ will add you to the course(s) you request if you meet the prerequisites.
  7. Pay your tuition before the deadline.

Maymester (May 13 – June 2, 2020)

An overnight field trip is required.  The Department provides transportation, food, and lodging, with no extra charge for students.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  ARE 200/300-Level Elective, Restricted Departmental/Technical Elective, or Free Elective.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts as an Elective.

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Summer I Courses (May 13 to June 16, 2020)

This course is on campus OR online.  The on campus section meets from 5:30 to 7:25 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in the ARE 201 category.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts in the ARE 201 category.

ARE 201 is cross-listed with EC 201 so it counts in majors that require EC 201.

ARE 201 is a Social Science GEP course.

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This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  ARE 200/300-Level Elective, Restricted Departmental/Technical Elective, or Free Elective.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts as an Elective.

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This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  ARE 303 or ARE 304, ARE 200/300-Level Elective, Restricted Departmental/Technical Elective, or Free Elective.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  Category A (ARE 303 or ARE 304) or Elective.

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Legal principles of practical importance in an agricultural setting: the court system; tort, contract and real and personal property law; legal aspects of organizing an agribusiness; environmental and labor regulations affecting agriculture; income and estate taxation of agriculture. Credit for both ARE 306 and BUS 307 is not allowed.

Prerequisite: ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 205

This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  ARE 306 or ARE 309, ARE 200/300-Level Elective, Restricted Departmental/Technical Elective, or Free Elective.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts as an Elective.

ARE 309 is a Social Science GEP Course.

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This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  ARE 311 or ARE 312, ARE 200/300-Level Elective, Restricted Departmental/Technical Elective, or Free Elective.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  Category B (ARE 311 or ARE 312) or Elective.

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ARE 323 teaches the history of monetary systems, the development of business finance tools and banking, and detailed creation and use of business financial statements, including Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Statements of Cash Flow, within the context of the agribusiness industry. Two Finance courses are offered in the Agribusiness Management Major: ARE 321 – Agricultural Financial Management, which focuses on the history of finance in agriculture and financial planning for farmers and similar independent agricultural enterprises; and ARE 323 – Agribusiness Finance, which focuses on finance for larger agribusinesses and for managers of agribusiness divisions in larger organizations.

Prerequisites: [ARE 201 or EC 201] and [ACC 200 or ACC 210 or equivalent Introductory Accounting Course]

This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in one of the following categories:  ARE 200/300-Level Elective, Restricted Departmental/Technical Elective, or Free Elective.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts as an Elective.

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This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in the ARE 336 category.

For Agricultural Business Management minors, this course counts as an Elective.

ARE 336 is cross-listed with EC 336 so it counts in majors that require EC 336.

ARE 336 is an Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP Course.

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Global trade is the largest growth area in American agribusiness, and knowledge of international agribusiness markets is one of the primary qualifications desired from college graduates entering the workforce. This course provides detailed knowledge of the six major regions for agribusiness trade worldwide, to prepare students to understand, speak intelligently about, and capitalize on opportunities for NC and US agribusiness products in the global marketplace. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to local markets and incidental expenses for meals representative of the six major regions connected with class assignments.

Prerequisite: EC 201 or 205 or ARE 201

Government economic policies and programs affecting agricultural inputs and farm products. Analysis of the rationale, objectives, and major types of agricultural programs and their effects on resource allocation and income distribution within agriculture and between agriculture and the rest of the economy.

Prerequisite: ARE[EC] 301

Study of the economic forces that drive international trade in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Economic principles, analytical techniques, and empirical analysis are used to explain international trade and foreign direct investment in the global marketplace.

Prerequisites: ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 205 or equivalent.

This course is online.

For Agricultural Business Management majors, this course counts in the ARE 490 category.

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This course will focus on developing professional sales skills – building relationships, developing powerful interpersonal communication, understanding buyer motivation, and adding value to clients through long-term partnerships in an agribusiness environment.

In this course, students are guided through the core business professional skills needed for the work industry. You will have the opportunity to evolve your own professional skills and network with in class discussions and activities, job shadowing opportunities, and class related
workshops.

Summer II Courses (June 24 to July 26, 2020)

Legal principles of practical importance in an agricultural setting: the court system; tort, contract and real and personal property law; legal aspects of organizing an agribusiness; environmental and labor regulations affecting agriculture; income and estate taxation of agriculture. Credit for both ARE 306 and BUS 307 is not allowed

Prerequisite: ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 205

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Application of basic economic tools to understand and evaluate environmental/resource policies. Concepts such as property rights, non-market goods, allocation over time, externalities, and public goods. Current policy issues such as global climate change, evaluating natural resource damages from oil spills, reducing the costs of regulations, protecting estuaries, and dealing with non-point source pollution.

Prerequisite: ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 205

Also listed as: EC 336

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Ethical behavior is a crucial issue in American business, especially after numerous ethical lapses over the past decade, and for agribusiness given claims of marketing unhealthy foods, development of genetically-modified organisms, hiring of undocumented workers, and consolidation into industrial production facilities. Students are taught ethical theories and frameworks, used to discuss general ethical questions such as death, theft, and lying, followed by the more specific agribusiness issues mentioned above. Students will formulate their own opinions about these issues, recognize and understand the opinions of others, and be able to accurately and adequately communicate those opinions.

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Planning and preparing for career choices. Resume writing, networking, interviewing, personality characteristics, and job searching. Visits with employer representatives. Employer expectations and career opportunities. Researching firms and employment opportunities. Oral and written presentations.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

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Students will be taught excel basics until they are a professional at Excel – a program that is vital to every business in the world. Students will be given skills on shortcuts, formula making, and simple macro creation for efficient utilization of data sets. Students will work in teams to further each others’ understanding and provide a support network for their own learning. Students exit the class ready for any use of Excel short of more advanced macro editing and ready to attain an Excel certification.

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In this course, students are guided through the core business professional skills needed for the work industry. You will have the opportunity to evolve your own professional skills and network with in class discussions and activities, job shadowing opportunities, and class related
workshops.

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