AGS 101 - Introduction to Agriculture
The course will include the introduction of some basic scientific principles relating to agriculture and food production. Students will gain an awareness of educational and career opportunities in agriculture. Examples of global and local agriculture will be presented through readings, discussion, and field trips. The course is designed for any student interested in agriculture and food production. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. One class hour.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe selected agricultural products produced in Upstate New York
2. Compare costs and benefits associated with:
a. food produced locally vs. non-locally
b. large scale agriculture vs. small scale agriculture
c. organic vs. conventional agriculture
5. Describe various careers associated with agriculture
6. Describe energy flow through a food web, identify the trophic levels occupied by humans in a food web, and compare the energy efficiencies associated with the different trophic levels.
Course Offered Fall and Spring