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This is a list of the Agriculture (AGRI) courses available at KPU.

Enrolment in some sections of these courses is restricted to students in particular programs. See the Course Planner - kpu.ca/registration/timetables - for current information about individual courses.

For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide bctransferguide.ca

AGRI 11503 Credits

Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century

Students will study, through the lens of human enterprise sustainability, the aspects and ramifications of dominant and alternate agri-food system paradigms. They will examine agri-food systems from perspectives, such as environmental stewardship, food self-reliance, ethics, health, and nutrition. Students will compare, contrast, evaluate, and critique key concepts, elements, and outcomes of diverse agri-food system dimensions.

AGRI 12504 Credits

Foundations in Sustainable Agriculture

Students will explore fundamental concepts of sustainable agriculture and food systems through hands-on activities on the research and education farm, in the agriculture lab as well as in the classroom. They will be introduced to the many facets of our food system from basics of soil science, crop production, food quality, processing and distribution. These concepts of sustainable agriculture and food science will be considered through the lens of environmental stewardship, food self-reliance, food justice, health and ethics.

AGRI 12991 Credits

Food System Field Analysis

Students will (in this week long, intensive, field based course) visit and observe agri-food system farm processing and distribution enterprises in British Columbia. They will assess the function and operation of these enterprises and identify challenges and opportunities for advancing agri-food system sustainability. Students will explore ways to define, assess, and interpret factors that contribute to agri-food system sustainability. They will learn how factors interact and learn to weigh these factors in holistic agri-food system sustainability assessments, decision making, and planning processes.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science, Sustainable Agriculture degree.

AGRI 21103 Credits

Beekeeping

Students will participate in a combination of classroom instruction and field observation/evaluation of honey bees.? Students handling, or in close proximity to bees will be required to wear protective equipment and may be required to life equipment weighing up to 20 Kg.? Students will participate in colony inspection, equipment assembly and honey collection during the course. The emphasis of the course will be hands-on seasonal management of honey bees, primarily in agricultural systems for the purpose of maintaining colony health and pollinating crops.

Prerequisites: 24 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher

AGRI 21903 Credits

Plant Science

Students will study basic fruit and vegetable crop plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, plant growth and development, reproduction, genetics and improvement methods. They will also study environmental (biotic and abiotic) and agroecosystem management interactions and their effects on crop growth, yield and quality.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1210

AGRI 22204 Credits

Soil Stewardship and Management

Students will study the main characteristics of agricultural soils, their ecology and management with emphasis on understanding soil as a living system, in the context of the agro-ecosystem and as a precious natural resource. They will study soil formation and maturation processes, soil classification, physical and chemical characteristics of soils and how these influence suitability for and management in agriculture, soil water management, soil biology and ecology and soil conservation. Students will also study composting methods and compost use.

AGRI 22303 Credits

Sustainable Human Economy

Students will learn about economic principles within the context of environmental, economic and social sustainability. They will study key principles and concepts of ecological and sustainable economics in comparison to classical and neo-classical economics.

AGRI 22403 Credits

Ecologically Based Pest Management

Students will study common plant, insect, mite, bacterial, fungal, viral and vertebrate pests, and associated injury and or disease caused to common fruit and vegetable crop plants cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. They will study the agro-ecological basis for plant pest occurrence and plant response to infestation/infection. Students will study cultural, behavioral, biological, physical and chemical pest management methods and tools based on maintaining or enhancing agro-ecosystem integrity, function and sustainability. They will learn to identify/ diagnose arthropod, plant and microbial pests/ disease and develop appropriate integrated pest management strategies and action plans. They will also learn to distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic plant disease.

Prerequisites: AGRI 2190 and BIOL 2322

AGRI 22503 Credits

Agriculture and Food Systems

Students will study the history of agriculture. They will examine and compare different systems of food production such as traditional, industrial, organic, biodynamic, swidden, permaculture and garden agriculture in their historical, environmental, social and economic contexts.

AGRI 23203 Credits

Advanced Soil Management

Students will understand and manage agricultural soils. They will learn soil conservation techniques, how to avoid losses through erosion, reduce the degradation of soil and the prevention and elimination of environmental pollution. They will learn how to increase soil fertility and health using appropriate soil amendments, organic fertilizers, cover cropping and tillage techniques. Learning to manage different soil types, students will understand how to optimize soil biological health and nutrition, soil water conservation, and water management such as irrigation and drainage.

Prerequisites: AGRI 2220

AGRI 25006 Credits

Design Thinking: Food System Connectivity in Design, Business and Agriculture

The study of agriculture-business and food systems facilitates transdisciplinary learning and research that is intimately linked to the understanding of sustainability and the cultures that they are embedded in. This Field School will provide opportunities for students to implement problem solving and critical thinking methodologies to help students develop an understanding of the important role that agriculture and food systems play in connecting all aspects of the economy, business, environment and society as well as the value of regional food systems. Students will visit farms and food related businesses locally, nationally and/or internationally. When studying food systems, students will compare and contrast financing, marketing, pricing and logistics of food production. Note: Students will spend two weeks at the Field School site in addition to class sessions on campus before and after travel. Students must be nineteen years or older at the start of the course. Students may earn credit for only one of AGRI 2500, BUSI 2500, or DESN 2500 as they are identical courses. Additional fees will apply to meet field trip expenses.

Prerequisites: 30 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher

AGRI 31356 Credits

Business of Agriculture

Students will examine the unique aspects of small scale agricultural business operations. They will study the critical factors involved in business development and management such as: goal setting, farm mapping and planning, business plan development, record keeping, employee management and marketing.

Prerequisites: 60 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, or permission of instructor.

AGRI 31503 Credits

Agriculture and Energy

Learn to examine agriculture’s role as a producer and consumer of energy in the context of the ecosystem, food system and economy. Potential management options to improve agricultural energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and produce energy on farms through solar, wind, hydro, biopower, and biofuel technologies will also be explored.

Prerequisites: AGRI 1150 and AGRI 2250

Attributes: QUAN

AGRI 32253 Credits

Experimental Design and Analysis

Students will learn the fundamental principles of agricultural experimental design and analysis and prepare an applied research proposal.

Prerequisites: AGRI 1150, AGRI 1299 and MATH 1115

AGRI 32603 Credits

Animal Agriculture

Students will study introductory and general principles and practices utilized for small and large animal production, with an emphasis on small scale, low input, integrated methods and objectives. They will study breeds and breeding, nutrition and health, reproduction, sheltering, growth and development, behavior, egg, meat and milk production, and integration of stock with cropping systems on sustainable farms.

Prerequisites: 60 credits

AGRI 32703 Credits

Vegetable Crop Production

Students will study the principles and practices utilized to cultivate vegetable crops, emphasizing but not limited to southwest British Columbia production (topics include adapted and novel crops and cultivars, field preparation, seeding, soil and nutrition management, water management, pest management, crop plant growth and development, crop maturation and harvest and post-harvest handling). They will also study integrated cropping system planning and management.

Prerequisites: AGRI 2190 and AGRI 2220

AGRI 32803 Credits

Fruit and Nut Crop Production

Students will study the principles and practices utilized in tree, small, bush, and cane fruit crops and nut crops cultivated in British Columbia (topics will include adapted and novel crops; climatic requirements; site selection and preparation; propagation; orchard, grove and patch planning and establishment; canopy management; pest, water, and fertility management; plant growth and development; crop maturation and harvest; and post-harvest handling and storage).

Prerequisites: AGRI 2190 and AGRI 2220

AGRI 32903 Credits

Agroecosystem Management I

Students will study the integrated application of food crop production principles and practices in a laboratory farm setting. They will focus on late winter and spring operations including planning seasonal operations and plantings, equipment assessment and maintenance; procuring seed and plants; establishing orchard and field plantings; perennial crops canopy management; soil, nutrition, irrigation and pest management regimes.

Prerequisites: AGRI 2190, AGRI 2220 and AGRI 2240

AGRI 33906 Credits

Agro-Ecosystems Management II

Students will build on the crop production principles and practices of integrated crop production covered in AGRI 3290. They will focus on spring and summer operations including work scheduling; transplant production; planting, transplanting, and direct seeding; fertility management; equipment use and maintenance; irrigation; pest management; weed management; warm season cover cropping; harvest; post-harvest management; and record keeping.

Prerequisites: AGRI 3290

AGRI 33983 Credits

Crop Physiology and Ecology

Students will explore the interactions of plant communities with their environment across plant life cycles and the implications of this interaction on the quantity and quality of crop yield. Students will learn biochemical, physiological and ecological principles important to the growth and development of crops and interaction with the environment.

Prerequisites: AGRI 2190 and AGRI 2220

AGRI 33993 Credits

Research Project I

Students will continue to build and design their applied research project from AGRI 3225. They will complete the development of a research proposal which includes a justification, detailed workplan and budget for the project and implement the research.

Prerequisites: AGRI 3225

AGRI 35913 Credits

Special Topics in Food Systems I

Students will engage in intensive study of a specific topic, as determined by the student and supervising faculty, and approved by the department . Students will study under the supervision and mentorship of a faculty member with requisite expertise in the area of study. Students will delineate learning objectives, develop a detailed study plan, conduct studies and submit a report(s).

Note: Students may repeat this course, to study different topics, for up to 6 credits total.

Prerequisites: 60 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher

AGRI 35993 Credits

Directed Studies I

Students will carry out the study of a specific subject in sustainable agriculture under the direct supervision of a faculty member who will delineate learning objectives. The student will develop a detailed study plan, conduct studies and submit a report(s) or satisfactorily complete other means of evaluation which will include exams.

Note: Students may repeat this course, to study different subjects, for up to 9 credits total.

Prerequisites: Both (a) 60 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, and (b) permission of instructor.

AGRI 41903 Credits

Agro-Ecosystems Management III

Students will continue to build on integrated crop production principles and practices learned in previous Agro-Ecosystems Management courses. They will focus on fall operations including work scheduling, late season planting, season extension, fertility management, equipment use and maintenance, pest management, cool season cover cropping, harvest, post-harvest management, and record keeping.

Prerequisites: AGRI 3390

AGRI 42953 Credits

Internship

Students will identify and participate in an approved internship in the agriculture and food systems sector for a minimum of 120 hours with supervision from a Sustainable Agriculture faculty member. Students will work toward completing specific outcomes and maintain records of their experience and upon completion will prepare a written report and give an oral presentation on their experience.

Prerequisites: 15 credits, including AGRI 1150

AGRI 42983 Credits

World Trends in Agriculture

Students will explore global trends in agriculture and the relationships between production practices, markets, community and the environment. They will study the shifts in agriculture that have occurred in major regions of the world and impacts that agricultural practices have had on the regions over time.

Prerequisites: 60 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher

AGRI 42993 Credits

Research Project II

Students will complete, analyze, and present their applied research project from the previous research project course.

Prerequisites: AGRI 3399

AGRI 45913 Credits

Special Topics in Food Systems II

Students will engage in intensive study of a specific topic, as determined by the student and supervising faculty, and approved by the department. Students will study under the supervision and mentorship of a faculty member with requisite expertise in the area of study. Students will delineate learning objectives, develop a detailed study plan, conduct studies and submit a report(s).

Note: Students may repeat this course, to study different topics, for up to 6 credits total.

Prerequisites: Both (a) 75 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, and (b) permission of instructor.

AGRI 45993 Credits

Directed Studies II

Students will carry out the study of a specific subject in sustainable agriculture under the direct supervision of a faculty member who will delineate learning objectives. The student will develop a detailed study plan, conduct studies and submit a report(s) and/or satisfactorily complete other means of evaluation which will include exams.

Note: Students may repeat this course, to study different subjects, for up to 9 credits total.

Prerequisites: Both (a) 90 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, and (b) permission of instructor.

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