ENVI 225
Sustainable Food & Agriculture Fall 2018
Division III Writing Skills
Cross-listed BIOL 225 / ENVI 225
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A tutorial course investigating patterns, processes, and stability in human-dominated, food production systems. The course will examine sustainable food and agriculture from an ecological perspective. Topics will include: changes in diversity, concentration, and scale, flows of energy, circulation (or not) of fertilizer nutrients, carbon balances in soils, and stability of food production, processing, and distribution ecosystems. A day-long field experience will take place on a local farm.
The Class: Type: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 2105
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on writing assignments, tutorial presentation, performance in the role of paper critic, and course participation.
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: BIOL 102 or ENVI 102
Enrollment Preferences: open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with preference given to sophomores over juniors and seniors.
Unit Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement in the Biology major, the Natural World distributional requirement of the Environmental Studies program
Distributions: Division III Writing Skills
Notes: WI: Each student will write five papers that deal with questions requiring extensive reading of primary resources. Paper presentations will alternate with serving as a critic of other student papers. Students will be given the opportunity to revise and rewrite two of the five papers in the week following their tutorial presentation thereby being able to respond to the criticism and discussion of the tutorial group.
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
BIOL 225 Division III ENVI 225 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives

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