SAFS 410 (01) - A Taste of the Tropics

A Taste of the Tropics

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: SustainableAg&Food Systems
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   60  
CRN: 11633
This course will expose students to the exciting world of tropical agriculture and the ways that people in the tropics utilize a diverse array of food crops. Our lives as consumers in the developed world are touched by tropical products every single day. Whether it's the cinnamon in your tea, the vanilla in your cookies, the black pepper on your salad, or your cup of hot coffee, you likely consume tropical crops whether you know it or not. Ever stop to wonder where these items are from and how they are produced? We will examine agriculture and food culture throughout the tropical world's four principle areas: Latin America, Tropical Asia, Tropical Africa, and the South Pacific. Production systems ranging from large scale modern high input operations to home subsistence gardens are explored. Tropical crops are examined in five major groups: grains and legumes, starchy roots, exotic vegetables, tropical fruit, and herbs, spices, medicinal plants. Cultural uses of these crops throughout the tropical world are given special emphasis.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: Jess Gerrior

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm HORT 204
Final Exam 12/14/2023 12/14/2023 R 10:30am - 12:30pm HORT 204