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Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group


Courses Taught by the ARLG Team

ENVS 002 - Internat'l Environmental Studies
A multidisciplinary analysis of the interaction of global and local variables in understanding and solving pervasive environmental problems. Prerequisite: First-year or sophomore standing.
Credits: 4
PSS 003 - D2:Coffee Ecologies & Livelihoods
This course presents an overview of the environmental, social and economic dimensions of coffee production, commercialization and consumption, with a focus on Mesoamerica coffee producing regions. Currently taught by Dr. Katlyn Morris.
Credits: 3

PSS 212 - Advanced Agroecology
This course presents and in-depth overview of research and applications in the field of agroecology, with a focus on providing the student with conceptual and analytical content. The course combines an international and domestic geographic focus, and examines case studies from the U.S. and abroad. The learning and teaching objectives of the course are as follows: 1) students become familiar with current research and applied concepts and applications of the field of agroecology; 2) through hands-on field exercises in local farming systems, students learn practical, ecological and social research and analytical skills, which are commonly used in agroecology and agrifood systems research; 3) students practice working in groups; 4) students practice their critical thinking and communication skills throughout the course by participating in discussions and preparing written and visual material. This is a service learning course and requires students to contribute a minimum of 12 hours of service working (and learning) with our farmer partners. This is apart from the hours of field work students will dedicate to their agroecological investigations. Pre/co-requisites: PSS 021 and 1 sem ecology at the 100-level or above or permission. Cross-listed with ENVS 212. Click here to download the Syllabus for Fall 2014.
Credits: 4

NR 285, ENVS 295, CDAE 295, HLTH 250-SL: Community-based Participatory Action Research
This course critically examines the approach and process of conducting community-based participatory action research (CPAR) with the community as full partner.   Emphasis is placed on developing and applying skills in project management and evaluation, group facilitation, multicultural competency and critical reflection. Currently taught by Kate Westdijk.

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