GDEV 4940

GDEV 4940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester, and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: GDEV 6940

  • 1 Credit Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Sustainable Farm Transitions

  • 18663 GDEV 4940   LEC 001

    • F Warren Hall 138
    • Aug 21 - Oct 6, 2023
    • Rose, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Farmers around the world are being asked to change the way they farm in the face of demographic and environmental pressures. This course uses literatures in Political Science, Human Geography, and Science and Technology Studies to focus on the social sustainability of farm transitions. Using global case studies from the Global North and South, we will explore topics, such as: 1. What is a farming transition? 2. Who is most likely to win and lose from different transition pathways? 3. What do ‘just’ agricultural transitions look like? 4. How can we include farming stakeholders in setting transition pathways? 5. How do we help farming stakeholders make a transition? We will discuss digitalization, emergent agricultural technologies, mental wellbeing in farming, and responsible innovation