STS 4691

STS 4691

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Multidisciplinary course dealing with the social and environmental impact of food production in the United States and developing countries. Agroecosystems of various kinds are analyzed from biological, economic, and social perspectives. The impacts of traditional, conventional, and alternative agricultural technologies are critically examined in the context of developed and developing economies. Specific topics include biodiversity and ecosystem services in agriculture, transgenic crops, land use for energy production, urban agriculture, and sustainable development.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: introductory ecology course or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (BIO-AS, GLC-AS, PBS-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Use conceptual and analytical knowledge to understand the complexity of food systems.
  • Identify biological, environmental, and social processes that influence agricultural systems.
  • Improve ability to develop and articulate a position on a controversial agricultural topic.
  • Participate actively in debate and appraisal of agricultural issues with peers.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and write about diverse disciplinary perspectives on agricultural issues.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 4690BSOC 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6059 STS 4691   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to 20 students.