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AG101 Introduction To Agroecology 5 credits

An introductory course in the principles and concepts of agroecology. This course will examine the biological and physical attributes of farming and land management systems and their associated ecological and social impacts. Students will look at the scope of career opportunities and skills necessary to succeed in job pathways in the wide field of agriculture. Topics will examine our local food systems, as well as the ecological results from conventional globalized agriculture, to agrarian methods, and indigenous food and fiber production systems. This is the first in the series of Agroecology courses. These courses will have a large hands-on component with field trips, and outdoor labs at the campus instructional garden.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.