Sustainable Agriculture Concentration

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The concentration in Sustainable Agriculture is an emphasis available to students in the Agricultural Studies major. Sustainable Agriculture is a design approach for agro-ecosystems. With a focus on long-term sustainability, it emphasizes ecological principles and diversity of plant and animal combinations suited to the characteristics of places and cultures. As such, it is appropriate for students who are concerned with resource issues, agriculture, community development, and land use planning.

permaculture - vineyardsSustainable Agriculture Concentration Courses (Minimum 21 units)

1. Physical Environment - one course (3-4)

Biol 4000 Biogeography (3)
Geog 3100 Climatology (3)
Geog 4070 Agricultural Geography (4)
Geol 3900 Soil Geology: Application to Agric. (3)

2. Ecology - one course (3-4)

Biol 4200 Ecological Agriculture (3)
Biol 4650/4652 Aquatic Biology (4)
Biol 4680/4682 Ecology (4)
Boty 4600/4602 Plant Ecology (4)
Geog 3020 Human Ecology (3)
Phil 4800 Nature Revisited (3)

3. Techniques - choose 3 courses (9-12)

permaculture - cherry blossomsAnth 4250 Ethnoecology of Southeast Asia (4)
Psci 3810 Multicultural Community Building (3)
Boty 3000/3002 Princ.of Plant Propagation (3)
Boty 3500/3502 Intro.Plant Pathology (4)
Ento 3000/3002 Principles of Entomology (4)
**Geog 4710 Field Methods (WP) (3)

4. Capstone Courses - choose one (3)

Geog 4301 Permaculture Applic.in Div. Env. (3)

5. Internship in ag-related setting (3)

AGST 4940 Agricultural Studies Internship (3)