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Introduction to the scientific, social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of current issues related to food, energy, water and landscape systems. Accessing and evaluating popular and scientific media, and engaging in science-informed decision-making.
This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 357
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
SCIL 109
Water in Society Crosslisted as NRES 109, AECN 109, GEOG 109, ENVR 109
Prereqs: none
Introduction to the scientific, social, and economic dimensions of historical and contemporary water systems.  Students will develop an understanding of hydrologic systems and analyze and engage in decision-making about complex challenges associated with water resource use.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4, 8
Prereqs: 9 hours of coursework towards the Food, Energy and Water in Society Minor.
First-hand discovery of knowledge through active learning experiences that are designed to complement thestudents' in-class learning.  Students will be placed in a relevant educational environment (K-12, formal, informal, public, etc.) under the supervision of an experienced educator.  This experience focuses on application of knowledge and skills learned in previous courses associated with the minor to support others’ lifelong learning about the interconnectedness of food, energy, and/or water systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: SCIL 400
Course Format: Field 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: 15 hours of coursework towards the Food, Energy, and Water in Society Minor including SCIL 300 (at the 400 level) or 12 hours of graduate coursework (at the 800 level).
None
A multifaceted experience that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. Students will complete an internship or a research project in an approved professional or academic setting that will provide them with a challenging and engaging experience.  As part of this experience, students will cater knowledge and skills from the minor as appropriate for a professional career, begin to build a network for support and future employment, and clarify individual professional goals and strategies for career development.  The experience will culminate in the development of a creative product that illustrates the students’ knowledge and skills relevant to food, energy, and/or water systems.
Course Format: Field 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SCIL 488/888
Teaching Undergraduate Science Crosslisted as AGRI 888/488
The dynamics of undergraduate student learning. Begin to develop the reflective practice of progressive instructional improvement. Interpreting improved educational outcomes in terms of the ability of the instructor to manipulate undergraduate student interactions with instructional materials in an active learning environment.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom

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