18 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2018  |  AGRO 5321 Section 001: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (53372)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon, Wed 11:45AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, St Paul
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~001&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2018  |  AGRO 5321 Section 002: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (53377)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~002&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2018  |  AGRO 5321 Section 003: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (53376)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Wed 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~003&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2017  |  AGRO 5321 Section 001: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (53931)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed 11:45AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2017  |  AGRO 5321 Section 002: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (53937)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~002&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2017  |  AGRO 5321 Section 003: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (53936)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Wed 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~003&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2016  |  AGRO 5321 Section 001: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (57979)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon, Wed 11:45AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~001&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2016  |  AGRO 5321 Section 002: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (58169)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~002&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2016  |  AGRO 5321 Section 003: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (58168)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Wed 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~003&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2015  |  AGRO 5321 Section 001: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (59152)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon, Wed 11:45AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~001&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2015  |  AGRO 5321 Section 002: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (59385)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~002&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2015  |  AGRO 5321 Section 003: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (59384)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Wed 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied. prereq: [3xxx or above] course in [Agro or AnSc or Ent or Hort or PlPa or Soil] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~003&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2014  |  AGRO 5321 Section 001: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (65185)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Mon, Wed 11:45AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied.
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~001&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2014  |  AGRO 5321 Section 002: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (65530)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Mon 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied.
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~002&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2014  |  AGRO 5321 Section 003: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (65529)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Wed 01:00PM - 01:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 306
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied.
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~003&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2013  |  AGRO 5321 Section 001: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (67370)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon, Wed 01:30PM - 02:45PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 213
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied.
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~001&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2013  |  AGRO 5321 Section 002: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (67782)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon 03:00PM - 03:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 213
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied.
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~002&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

Spring 2013  |  AGRO 5321 Section 003: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (67781)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Wed 03:00PM - 03:50PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 213
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Ecological approach to problems in agricultural systems. Formal methodologies of systems inquiry are developed/applied.
Class Description:
This course develops a concept of agriculture as the result of interactions between human social systems and ecological systems. These "eco-social" interactions define an agroecology that includes humans as ecological actors. The course aims to provide some useful concepts for viewing agriculture from this holistic, "systems" perspective, and some practical experiences in doing so. Our aim is to help our students become better able to work in the face of complex, tangled webs of problems and opportunities in agroecological challenges such as local food system development. Concepts of systems thinking are applied to agriculture through practical applications. The course features a community-based learning component, in which students apply methods of systems thinking to a local "live" agroecology problem, such as local food system development, in partnership with community organizations. The course may be useful for students interested in "the human factor" in any field of environmental studies or management. A manuscript describing the course is attached; please click on the 'syllabus' link below."
Grading:
75% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Final written report
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: weekly short writing assignments, periodic reports on community-based learning component
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=AGRO5321~003&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 March 2009

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