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Spring 2024
Apr 18, 2024
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SFS 30100 - Agroecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces students to the application of ecological concepts to food production systems and farm management. We will consider species interactions, nutrient and water cycles, regenerative practices, alternative approaches to agriculture, and ecosystem services provided to and by agro-ecosystems.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Hort & Landscape Architecture

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand key connections between ecology and agriculture. 2. Apply the agro-ecosystem concept to farming systems. 3. Discuss the relative strengths and weaknesses of conventional and alternative forms of agriculture. 4. Understand the effect of farm management practices on primary productivity, nutrient cycling, and species interaction. 5. Evaluate ecosystem services provided to and by agro-ecosystems. 6. Consider the role of social factors on farming systems. 7. Discuss the potential for ecologically based agriculture to address farming issues at local, regional, and global levels.


Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level BTNY 11000 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level BTNY 12000 Minimum Grade of D-

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