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Title:   Food for All: Ecology, Technology, and Sustainability      

Course Number:      BIO 0185B
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: Anderson Hall 212

Course Description:

An interdisciplinary examination of the pros and cons of two divergent approaches to meeting the increasing global food demand: organic farming and genetic engineering.  Contrasting crops grown in developing and industrialized countries serve as case studies to evaluate: (1) how ecological knowledge makes food production more sustainable; (2) what existing and emerging approaches can, in the face of climate change, contribute to a reliable supply of nutritious food; and (3) the political and economic drivers that shape who has access to these technologies. An important focus is developing communication skills for negotiating stakeholder-specific perspectives (growers, advocacy groups, industry, governmental agencies).  It is recommended that you have completed an introductory course in biology or chemistry (or equivalent) before you enroll. See the department for details.   
  

Instructor: Sara Gomez           Instructor Website

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 to Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Day(s): MW           Times: 6:00-9:30 PM
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50347

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Open

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