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First part of a two-semester sequence required of AFE students. This course covers the major biological, chemical and physical components of agricultural systems. Each is discussed from the viewpoints of both the underlying natural processes and principles, and their significance for major agricultural, food safety, and environmental policy issues in the U.S. today. In the first semester, the topics covered are soils, water, nutrients, and genetic resources. Prerequisite: NUTR 0215: Fundamentals of U.S. Agriculture, and graduate standing or instructor consent.

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy