Fundamentals of U.S. Agriculture

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 215
Associated Faculty

Course Description

This course covers the major social, institutional and human aspects of the American agricultural system, both as it exists today as well as its historical development. After consideration of agricultural systems in general and of the values that underlie different concepts of agriculture, it covers some of the key historical forces that have made American agriculture what it is today, and the major role of the federal government, both past and present. The next part of the course deals with the economics of American agriculture as a whole and its large-scale structure, followed by an analysis of farming on the microlevel, emphasizing types of farms and farm-scale production economics.

Syllabus: 

Prerequisites

Graduate standing or instructor consent.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors Syllabus
Fall 2017 83492 Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 118 Timothy Griffin N/A
Fall 2016 63446 Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 118 Timothy Griffin
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