This case-based course investigates local, regional, and global issues related to agriculture, food, and well-being. Learners will work together to develop practical solutions for real life cases thus enhancing their understanding of global economic and political forces shaping agriculture. This course will help students enhance their critical thinking skills and systems analysis capacity. Students will explore how agriculture and food are related to, interconnected with or impacted by people, the land and environment, and ultimately social/economic well-being. The course is team taught with faculty from the following disciplines: animal science, plant science, environment science, engineering, food science and social sciences. Industry leaders also are involved as mentors.
This course has a lecture component, but will be delivered in an asynchronous online format. Students are not required to be online at a specific time/day. Maximum number of contact hours: 39
Dr. Kathleen Kevany