Jump to content

Courses in International Agricultural Development (IAD)

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or to the Department of Plant Sciences Advising Center in 1220 Plant and Environmental Sciences 530-752-1715.

 Lower Division

10. Introduction to International Agricultural Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Theories, practices and institutions relating to agricultural development; the interaction of changing social, cultural and economic organization through successive stages of economic development; impact of new agricultural technology on underdeveloped regions. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WC, WE.—II. (II.) Brown

92. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Supervised internship, off and on campus, in community and institutional settings. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

 Upper Division

103. Social Change and Agricultural Development (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: introductory social science course (Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, International Agricultural Development). How social and cultural factors influence technological change in agriculture; theories of diffusion of innovations; social impact analysis and technology assessment. GE credit: SocSci, Div | SS, WE.

142. Equipment and Technology for Small Farms (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Types and characteristics of agricultural equipment and technologies appropriate for small commercial farming. Adjustment and calibration of equipment. Selection of and budgeting for equipment. (Same course as Applied Biological Systems Technology 142.) GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.—III. (III.) Shafii

160. Agroforestry: Global and Local Perspectives (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 2 or Biological Sciences 1C or 2C; Plant Sciences 142 or 150 or Biological Sciences 2B or a general ecology course. Traditional and evolving use of trees in agricultural ecosystems; their multiple roles in environmental stabilization and production of food, fuel, and fiber; and socioeconomic barriers to the adoption and implementation of agroforestry practices. Not open for credit to students who have taken previously taken Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources 160. (Former course Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources 160.) (Same course as Plant Sciences 160.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—I. Gradziel

170. Program Development for International Agriculture (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 10. Principles of leadership and management for international agricultural development. Organizations and organizational behavior, and the implications for planning and administering organizations involved in the global development effort.—I. (I.)

190. Proseminar in International Agricultural Development (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Presentation and discussion of current topics in international agricultural development by visiting lecturers, staff and students. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)

192. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Supervised internship, off and on campus, in community and institutional settings. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

195A. Field Study in Agricultural Development—California (3)

Lecture—2 hours; seminar—8 hours; fieldwork. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Students will incur travel expenses. Observation of agricultural development strategies and effects on rural communities. Discussion with farmers, workers and organizational staff members. Study of farm commodities, institutions and experiences in dealing with agricultural development problems. International influence on U.S. agriculture. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special study for advanced undergraduates. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

 Graduate

200N. Philosophy and Practice of Agricultural Development (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours; term paper. Introduces key elements of philosophy and practice of agricultural development in less developed countries; major paradigms of development; historical context within which these paradigms operate; various development techniques and initiatives emerging from agricultural production to institutional capacity building and management. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 202.—I. (I.) Scow

201. The Economics of Small Farms and Farming Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Agricultural and Resource Economics 100A. Economic perspective on small farm development. Establishes a basis for predicting farmers' responses to changes in the economic environment, and for proposing government policies to increase small farm production and improve farmer and national welfare.—II. (II.) Vosti

202N. Analysis and Determinants of Farming Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 150 or the equivalent. Unifying concepts of cropping systems in temperate and tropical climatic zones; agroecosystems stability, diversity and sustainability; management strategies, resource use efficiency and their interactions; role of animals, their impact on energy use efficiency, nutrient cycling, and providing food and power. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 200.—III. (III.) Bell, Van Kessel

203N. Project Planning and Evaluation (4)

Discussion—1 hour; workshop—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 200N (or former course 202), 201, 202N (or former course 200). Interdisciplinary setting for application of student skills and specialization to a “real world” development project. Focus on team-building and effective interdisciplinary problem-solving methods, with the objective of producing a project document and presentation within a specified deadline. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 203.—III. (III.) Miller

217. Conservation and Sustainable Development in Third World Nations (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; fieldwork—2 hours. Prerequisite: at least one course from two of these three groups: a) Environmental Science and Policy 160, 161, 168A, 168B; b) Environmental Science and Policy 101, 133, International Agricultural Development 103, Geography 142; c) Anthropology 126, 131, Geography 141, Sociology 144, 145A, 145B. Examination of the patterns of resource ownership, control and management in agricultural lands, extractive zones (fisheries, forests) and wildlands, with emphases on conservation and sustainability. Comparison of industrial democracies and poorer nations. (Same course as Ecology 217.)

220. Food and Nutrition Strategies in Developing Countries (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Agricultural and Resource Economics 100A. Identifies important topical problems in food and nutrition policy, develops theoretical frameworks suitable for their analysis, examines the empirical information relevant to the problems and, using theory data, draws appropriate policy implications. Offered in alternate years.

290. Seminar in International Agricultural Development (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Discussion and critical evaluation of advanced topics and issues in international agricultural development. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.) Scow, Van Horn

291. Topics in International Agricultural Development (1-3)

Lecture/discussion—1-3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Selected topics dealing with current issues in agricultural development in lesser developed nations. Variable content. May be repeated one time for credit.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

292. Graduate Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: participation in H. Humphrey Fellow Program or consent of instructor. Individually designed supervised internship, off or on campus, in community, business or institutional setting. Developed with advice of faculty mentor and Humphrey Coordinator. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

298. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Research. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

 Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Teaching assistant training practicum. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

Page content manager can be reached at Catalog-Comment@ucdavis.edu.


Updated: March 22, 2017 10:38 AM