XII. Course Descriptions

Organic Agriculture

OAGR*2070 Introduction to Organic Agriculture W (3-3) [1.00]
Students will be exposed to the scale of the organic industry today, including the factors driving interest in organics for both producers and consumers. The foundational principles underlying contemporary organic agriculture will be presented and first hand experience of current organic practices will be provided. In addition, this course will rely on small group mentoring to stimulate independent, learner-centered analysis of selected topics in organic agriculture.
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits
Restriction(s): OAGR*2050, OAGR*3030
Department(s): Department of Plant Agriculture, School of Environmental Sciences
OAGR*4050 Design of Organic Production Systems F (6-0) [1.00]
Students will apply organic agriculture principles to the design and concept of agricultural operations, taking into account the interactions of soils, plants and animals with environmental and managerial factors.
Prerequisite(s): OAGR*2070
Restriction(s): OAGR*3130, OAGR*4160
Department(s): Department of Plant Agriculture, School of Environmental Sciences
OAGR*4180 Social Issues in Organic Agriculture W (2-2) [0.50]
This interdisciplinary course will examine the major social issues in organic agriculture from both a global and local perspective, with an emphasis on synthesis and integration. Issues will include globalization, sustainability, gender, food, social movements, the organic agri-food system, rural communities, and the role of the family farm.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of EDRD*3400, OAGR*2070, SOC*2080
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1