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BIOL 215.00 Agroecology 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 23, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 323

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 62062

David Hougen-Eitzman

Agriculture comprises the greatest single type of land use on the planet--as such, what happens on farms will have far-reaching effects on all other systems on the biosphere. With world human population growing exponentially, the search for sustainable agricultural systems is more important than ever. This course focuses on the scientific aspects of food production, which will involve the application of the principles of ecosystem and population ecology to agricultural systems. Topics covered will include organic farming, biotechnology, and effects of pesticide use. Several types of local farms will be visited--large, small, organic, conventional.

Prerequisite: One introductory science lab course (Biology 125, 126, Chemistry 123, 128, Geology 110, 115, 120 or 125).; Requires concurrent registration in Biology 216

BIOL 216.00 Agroecology Lab 2 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 23, Waitlist: 0

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MTWTHF
2:00pm6:00pm
Synonym: 62063

David Hougen-Eitzman

These lab sessions will mainly involve visits to local area farms. The visits will provide an opportunity to examine biological processes on real farms and the environmental effects of different farming methods. This laboratory portion of the class will include a community engagement aspect, where class groups complete projects that provide services to farmers or community organizations.

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Biology 215 is required

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