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Agro-Ecology
AGRO-ECOLOGY
CLASS CODE: AGRON 270 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Biological Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Studies the impact of humans on natural ecosystems, as well as the shift from primitive agriculture to modern technological sustainable agriculture and the effects of this change on human social and economic activites.
DESCRIPTION: The study of significant human change to natural ecosystems of primitive agriculture to modern technological sustainable agriculture and what effects this has had on human social and economic activities.
TOPICS: * World hunger and population.
* Growth of modern agriculture.
* Food production, supply and distribution.
* Ecological impact of modern agriculture.
* Integrated pest management.
* Cloning-ethics, benefits, and problems.
* Wetlands and water rights.
* North American Free trade Agreement.
* Forest management, and endangered species.
* Our atmosphere.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Study significant human change to natural ecosystems of primitive agriculture to modern technological sustainable agriculture.
2. Determine the effects of agricultural growth on human social and economic activities.
3. Determine how human activities effect the structure and function of the ecosystem.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002