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Harry Cralle

Cralle, Harry
Harry Cralle
Associate Professor
Email:
Phone:
979-845-9634
Office:
217B Heep Center
Education:
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1983
Resume/CV

Specialty:Crop Sciences

Teaching involves three undergraduate courses with a large student enrollment and one graduate course.  SCSC 105 – World Food and Fiber Crops (divided into two lectures with 10 total lab sections) enrolls about 125 students per semester and is offered every Fall and Spring Semesters. I  write all the lecture and lab materials, lectures four times per week; occasionally teach one two-hour lab per week; supervise five graduate teaching assistants; write and grade daily lecture projects and three exams; write weekly lab projects; and organizes, advise and evaluate 40 whole course long team science projects.  More than 300 teaching assistants from every region of the world have participated in 32 years. A second course, SCSC 201: Great Plains Settlement & Farming, is taught every Fall in the classroom and online in the 10 week summer session with an enrollment of about 70 students.  I write all the material, lecture three times per week, write and grade daily team projects, and write and grade exams. The third undergraduate course is SCSC 330 – Social and Ethical Aspects of International Cropping Systems.  It is taught every Spring and online in the 10 week summer session with an enrollment of about 70 students.  I  write all the material, lecture three times per week, write and grade daily team projects, and write and grade exams and longer projects. The graduate class is SCSC 613 – Ethical Aspects of International Cropping Systems is only offered online in the 10 week summer session with an enrollment of 5 to 10 students.  I write all the material and prepare and grade projects.  A total of 7 courses (2 Fall, 2 Spring, 3 Summer) are taught each academic year.  Exams and projects in all courses are short to long answers, diagrams, or calculations, and require personal grading.

Courses Taught
SCSC 105. World Food and Fiber Crops. (2-2). Credit 3. I, II. Plant relationships, structure and development; environmental factors affecting plants; technological aspects of agricultural practices; food production for an increasing population.
SCSC 489. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S Selected topics in an identified area of agronomy. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head. Field trips required for which departmental fee may be assessed to cover costs.
MEPS 201. Social and Environmental Aspects of Plant Physiology. (3-0). Credit 3. I Environmental and social issues related to plants and their impact on human populations, such as nutrition, sustainability, biotechnology, landscape, medicine, clothing and building. A wide array of information will be linked in such a way that the information is usable to students in business, political science, education, liberal arts and biology.