Course Description

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.

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Section Title
Agricultural Sci & Policy I
Th, T
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Jan 16, 2020 to May 07, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Boston Health Sciences Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's + 3.0 GPA. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization; please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions regarding immunizations. Please note that courses cannot be repeated and students may only enroll in 4 NUTR, 2 NUTB, or 1 NUTC course prior to matriculation.

Pre-requisites: At least one course in biology or chemistry, and least one prior course in agriculture.

Instructor Approval: During registration, you will be asked to explain how you meet the pre-requisites for this course and to describe any relevant experience. The instructor will use this information to confirm your enrollment or will otherwise be in touch with you.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1

Remission Eligibility: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

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