ENVI 219 Fall 2014 Topics in Sustainable Agriculture

Cross Listed as ANTH218
What does sustainability mean in the context of agricultural practice, food production, and consumption? This course encourages students to think analytically and critically about the meanings and practices of sustainability in the context of food and agriculture. We examine diverse regional and historic contexts to explore how concerns about sustainability in relation to agricultural production and food consumption emerged, and explore the contemporary incarnations of sustainable agriculture in organic, fair trade, and local agriculture as well as in debates around food miles, biofuels, and genetic modification. Cutting across each of these individual topics, we will think about the connections between production and consumption, ecology and society. By the end of this course, it is expected that students will develop a multifaceted understanding of the social, political and cultural dimensions of sustainable food and agriculture.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: students will be required to submit discussion questions before each class, complete a short writing assignment each week, and prepare a mid-term essay and final research paper
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives,ENVI Environmental Policy,ENVP SC-B Group Electives,PHLH Nutrition and Food Security
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 1124
ENVI 219 - 01 (F) LEC Topics Sustainable Agriculture Division 2: Social Studies Shaila Seshia Galvin
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Griffin 4 1124
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