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. (Gen.Ed. BSG)

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Environmental Studies
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Regional Planning
Number: 
STOCKSCH 172
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
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