BIOL 422
Ecology of Sustainable Agriculture
Last Offered Fall 2018
Division III
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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A seminar/field course investigating patterns, processes, and concepts of stability in human-dominated, food production ecosystems. As a capstone course, the course will draw upon the experiences that students have had in biology and environmental studies courses. Topics will include: the relationships among diversity, ecosystem function, sustainability, resilience, and stability of food production, distribution systems, nutrient pools and processing in human dominated ecosystems. Two extensive field trips will be taken to agricultural operations in the region. Each student will present a seminar on a topic requiring extensive reading of primary resources and is responsible for leading the discussion that ensues. Reading question paper assignments will be due prior to the seminar. Criticism paper assignments will be made at approximately bi-weekly intervals and due two days after the seminar to which they relate.
The Class: Format: seminar; two 75 minute sessions per week
Limit: 16
Expected: 12
Class#: 1331
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: writing assignments, seminar presentation, and course participation
Prerequisites: BIOL/ENVI 203 or BIOL 302 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: senior Biology and Environmental Studies Majors and Environmental Studies Concentrators; then Junior majors/concentrators, then seniors, then juniors
Unit Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
PHLH Nutrition,Food Security+Environmental Health

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