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Agricultural Studies (AGST)

Agricultural Studies (AGST)
Faculty of Arts and Science

Agricultural Studies 1000

The Evolution of Agriculture
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
A survey of the major achievements in agriculture, spanning its origins until the present. Particular emphasis on agricultural related activities in Europe and North America. The role of indigenous peoples and women in agriculture, world food issues, and the environmental consequences of modern agriculture.

Agricultural Studies 3300

Modelling of Agricultural Systems
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-2-0
Modelling biological, economic, social and ecological components of agricultural systems. The quantitative methods of economic analysis of agricultural systems are introduced. Application of linear algebra and linear programming to farm management problems. Use of computer software.
Prerequisite(s):
Economics 1010 AND
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Agricultural Studies 3999

Collaborative Registration Placeholder
This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with a major in Agricultural Studies who are enrolled in the Technical Studies Semester at an associated college.
Note:
No fees are assessed for this registration.

Agricultural Studies 4000

Seminar in Agricultural Issues
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Capstone seminars in agricultural issues. Offerings may include guest lectures from prominent administrators and researchers in agriculture, field trips, readings and papers.
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Agricultural Studies 4300

Advanced Modelling of Agricultural Systems
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-2-0
Applied decision analysis with an agricultural focus. Mathematical techniques for solving optimization and constrained optimization problems in agriculture: linear programming, quadratic programming, integer programming, dynamic programming and simulation. Case studies.
Prerequisite(s):
Agricultural Studies 3300