Aug 12, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 4310 - Sustainable Food Systems


This is a field based, intensive course. During limited lecture time, the students will learn the principles of sustainable agriculture and food production. The course will also present a thorough examination and comparison of conventional, organic, and sustainable food production systems including Meat, Dairy, Vegetable and Tree Fruit. The field component of the course will include visits to local farms that practice organic and/or sustainable methods of agriculture. Students will often be doing work on these farms. The students will critically analyze the farm operations, assess their sustainability, learn to source local products and work to continue incorporating these products into the college community. This course is also recommended for practicing teachers who are working to incorporate local foods as part of their curricula and their school cultures. The prerequisites are SCI 1000 and BIO 2070. Recommended prerequisite is BIO 4XXX (Plant Pathology). The course is offered every summer.

Prerequisites & Notes
The prerequisites are ENV 1000 and BIO 2070. Recommended prerequisite is BIO 44080. There is a lab fee. The course is offered every summer.

Credits: 4



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