SAFS 510 (01) - Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics

Agricult & Devp't Neotropics

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: SustainableAg&Food Systems
Credits: 4.0
Term: January 2018 - January Term - Study Away (12/27/2017 - 01/22/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   16  
CRN: 30055
Special Fees: $1,955.00
Course is designed as a three week immersion into tropical agriculture and Costa Rican ecology and culture. Agriculture plays a pivotal role in Costa Rica's history and in shaping current events. Production of horticultural and agronomic crops occurs on a variety of scales ranging from large export based systems, to mid-sized operations for domestic sales, and sustenance based home gardens. Examples of all systems are visited and discussions focus on their overall sustainability. Sustainability is a broad concept and requires consideration of socio-cultural, environmental, and economic factors. Agriculture and agricultural products infuse the culture as seen by large participation in farmers markets and appreciation for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables prepared in myriads of ways. An appreciation for nature also infuses the culture and is embodied by the country's extensive system of national parks and protected reserves along with the national philosophy of 'Pura Vida'. Special fee.
Section Comments: SAFS 510 is a Study Away Program in Costa Rica. Space is limited. Please contact Andrew Ogden,, ASAP to discuss. There is a corequisite of INCO 589.
See instructor for permission then sign up in the dept office before registering through WEBCAT.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: Andrew Ogden

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/27/2017 1/22/2018 Hours Arranged ABROAD TBA