Plants in Our World

This course will enable students to study the intricate and often intimate relationship between plants and people, taking an interdisciplinary approach. Students will learn fundamental concepts in plant biology including fundamental properties of life, food chains and food webs, plants as primary producers and humans as consumers One of the primary learning goals will be society's historical connection to plants and how plants have made an impact on civilizations.  The course will also look at current environmental problems that affect local and global food security and supply, alternative food socurces and farming techniques supported by thought provoking case studies, documentaries, and discussions. Part of the Sustainable Food and Farming Associate's Degree and the Online Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Plant
Soil & Insect Science
Regional Planning
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Number: 
STOCKSCH 172
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Monday, September 18, 2017
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