HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 001 Bees and the City: Pollinators, Agroecology, and Urban Landscapes
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/29/17 - 12/01/17. (Drop/Add deadline=10/12/17.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Urban agriculture in American cities has increased in prevalence over the last decade, raising questions concerning how and why gardens spread and what effects they have on local environments. Urban and community gardens have been touted for their ability to address a wide range of issues including food security, public health, and environmental sustainability. Expanding agricultural initiatives in cities also constitute significant land use changes that are of interest to ecologists. One important example is the potential for urban gardens to support at-risk bee communities, which have seen devastating declines in recent years.

This course seeks to situate these overlapping trends in a global framework of agroecology. Drawing on scientific research papers, historical analysis, and empirical case studies at home and abroad, we will explore how local food systems implicate ecosystem services, with particular emphasis on pollination in cities. Furthermore, we will critically examine the socio-political contexts in which these systems arise. This course will be highly interdisciplinary, incorporating biology, sociology, environmental science, history, and more.

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
16541
Open
6
6LSA Hnrs Y1
-
F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/29 through 12/1 with no class on 11/24.
002 (SEM)
P
18059
Open
1
3LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/28 through 11/30 with no class on 11/23.
003 (SEM)
P
16542
Open
1
6LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/28 through 11/30 with no class on 11/23.
004 (SEM)
P
16543
Open
3
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/27 through 11/29.
005 (SEM)
P
17054
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/26 through 11/28 with no class on 10/17 due to fall break.
006 (SEM)
P
23727
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/25 through 11/27 with no class on 10/16 due to fall break.
007 (SEM)
P
17610
Open
4
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/25 through 11/27 with no class on 10/16 due to fall break.
008 (SEM)
P
18060
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: These sections do not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/28 through 11/30 with no class on 11/23.
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