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Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group

Featured Course: PSS/ENVS 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. 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. Pre/co-requisites: PSS 021 and 1 sem ecology at the 100-level or above or permission. Credits: 4. Download the 2014 syllabus.
View Skyler Perkins' (UVM Food Systems MS student) video about the Fall 2014 service learning experience with The Farm Between:
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

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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