Ecampus Schedule of Classes - Winter 2025

College of Agricultural Sciences

AEC 411 – Introduction to Food Systems: Local to Global (3)

Critically examines the operation and outcomes of food systems using a systems thinking framework to analyze food supply chains, including inputs such as natural processes, technology, labor, education and public policy. Emphasizes the causal connections between food system activities and how they give rise to a wide range of environmental and social challenges, from climate change to food insecurity. Evaluates and recommends public and private policy to improve food system outcomes. Emphasizes analysis based on scale, historical changes, social and cultural perspectives, and emerging alternative food system practices including organic production. This course may be subject to Enforced Prerequisites that restrict registration into the course. Check the offerings below for more information.

Course Attributes
Core, Synth, Sci/Tech/Soc

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TermCRNSecCrP/NInstructorTypeStatusCapAvailWL CapWL Avail
W25348034003StaffOnline Open404000
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* = Prereq may be taken prior to or simultaneously with this course.