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AGS 104 Agricultural Environmental Science
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Science-based approaches to understanding the environmental concepts of ecosystems, population dynamics and agricultural sustainability.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine the Scientific Method as it applies to Environmental Science.
2. (Analysis Level) Contrast renewable energy types and availability.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify early forms of agriculture and the changes that occurred in human population distribution, employment, and relationships between societies as the Agricultural Revolution unfolded.
4. (Evaluation Level) Interpret the difference between weather and climate and compare climate adaptations of plants and animals in desert, grasslands, and forests.
5. (Application Level) Illustrate different ecosystems.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze trends in world food production since 1950 and describe the possibilities of increasing the world food production by increasing crop yields, increased cultivation, and increased urban food production.
7. (Analysis Level) Diagram the transfer of energy in food chains and food webs.
8. (Analysis Level) Compare approaches to slowing human population growth and describe the controversies which surround controlling population.
9. (Synthesis Level) Formulate a sustainable agricultural system.
10. (Evaluation Level) Appraise the use of pesticides in production agriculture including the developments in pesticide chemistry and production and Integrated Pest Management in agriculture.
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate soil types and describe what is fertile soil.
12. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate air quality both indoor and outdoor.
13. (Evaluation Level) Test and evaluate water quality.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation