LFS Course Directory

Winter 2016

AANB500 Graduate Seminar Sections

Participation in this course is compulsory for all graduate students in Applied Animal Biology.

AANB504 Research Methodology in Applied Animal Biology Sections

AANB515 Animal Welfare and Animal Ethics Sections

Credit will be granted for only one of APBI 315, ANSC 515, and AANB 515.

AANB530A Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

AANB530B Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

AANB530C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

AANB530D Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

AANB549A Master's Thesis - MASTERS THESIS Sections

AANB549B Master's Thesis - MASTERS THESIS Sections

AANB551 Tutorials in Animal Welfare Research Sections

AANB649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2016

APBI200 Introduction to Soil Science Sections

Physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, classification, use and conservation. There are no prerequisites for this course, but background in Biology 12, Chemistry 12, and Physics 12 (or first-year university-level) is strongly advised.

APBI210 Vascular Plants Sections

A comparative study of pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms, integrating form, function, and ecology.

APBI222 Introduction to Horticulture Sections

The cultivation of key temperate fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, ornamental and nursery crops in BC, integrated with scientific and practical aspects of their sustainable production and marketing.

APBI244 Introduction to Biometeorology Sections

Basic principles and processes of climatology. Energy and water balance concepts. Weather systems and climate change, microclimate of soils, crops, forests, and animals.

APBI260 Agroecology I Sections

Introduction to the biophysical and socioeconomic factors affecting systems management and production in selected agroecosystems.

APBI265 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Sections

Principles and practices necessary to understand practical concerns of sustainable food systems. Credit will be given for only one of APBI 265 or APBI 260.

APBI311 Animal Physiology I Sections

Physiological principles in animals, including vital life support systems, cellular communication, growth and development.

APBI312 Animal Physiology II Sections

Physiological systems of importance to animal production and wildlife management. digestion, reproduction, lactation and environmental adaptation.

APBI314 Animals and Society Sections

Contemporary use of animals for food production, companionship, recreation and science; social and ethical issues concerning human impacts on animals; animals in human culture; protection of animals by society and the law.

APBI315 Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use Sections

Scientific assessment of animal well-being, ethical concepts applied to animal use, and animal welfare issues arising in agriculture, biomedical research and other areas.

APBI316 Equine Biology, Health and Welfare Sections

Anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition of the horse; common disease pathology, prevention and treatments; equine behaviour.

APBI322 Horticultural Techniques Sections

An introduction to horticultural practice in an experiential learning format. Plant identification, seeding, propagation, pruning, cultivation media, pesticide application and safety are examined in the context of integrated crop management. An additional fee may be required for the pesticide certification examination.

APBI324 Introduction to Seed Plant Taxonomy Sections

Introduction to seed plant taxonomy emphasizing descriptive morphology and identification. Each student will be required to submit a plant collection.

APBI327 Introduction to Entomology Sections

A survey of the structure, classification and biology of insects; ecology and life-histories of insects; insect-plant relations.

APBI328 Weed Science Sections

Importance, identification, dissemination and biology of weeds; preventive, cultural, biological and chemical methods of control.

APBI342 Soil Biology Sections

The diversity of soil organisms (bacteria, protozoa, fungi, animals, plants) in natural and managed ecosystems; roles in primary production, nutrient cycling, decomposition and reclamation; interactions between soil organisms; responses to environmental change.

APBI351 Plant Physiology Sections

Mechanisms and regulation of functional processes contributing to the assimilation, transport and utilization of water, mineral nutrients and carbon by plants.

APBI360 Agroecology II Sections

Animals and Plants as Components of Agricultural Ecosystems. A systems approach is used to investigate the functions and interactions of plants and animals in agricultural systems. Field trips for assessment of existing agroecosystems.

APBI361 Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability Sections

A detailed exploration of biophysical, economic, and social ecosystem sustainability indicators for primary production subsystems.

APBI398 Research Methods in Applied Animal Biology Sections

Research methods including research design, scientific critique, writing proposals and reports, and oral presentation.

APBI401 Soil Processes Sections

Integration of soil physics, chemistry, and biology in understanding essential soil processes.

APBI402 Sustainable Soil Management Sections

Application of fundamental, unifying, soil science principles in sustainable ecosystem management.

APBI410 Applied Animal Health and Physiology Sections

Application of physiology and pathology principles to health and disease of domestic animals.

APBI413 Stress and Coping in Animals Sections

Understanding, assessing, and managing stress in farm, companion, captive wildlife, and research animals: sources of stress; behavioural, emotional, cognitive, and physiological responses; effects on growth, reproduction, health.

APBI414 Animals and Global Issues Sections

Research seminar integrating diverse information to address global animal issues including: animal-source foods and human health, environmental impact of livestock production, trade in exotic animals.

APBI415 Applied Animal Behaviour Sections

Application of principles and research methods of animal behaviour to practical problems in the care of farm, companion, wild and research animals, and in animal training, and human-wildlife conflict.

APBI416 Animal Welfare and Conservation Biology Sections

Evaluation of humane treatment of individual animals living in the wild and managed within conservation biology. Assessment of attitudes and viewpoints of the role of animal welfare in conservation biology.

APBI417 Production and Postharvest Physiology of Vegetable Crops Sections

Morphology, growth and development, production, compostition, quality, and postharvest physiology of vegetable crops.

APBI418 Intensive Fish Production Sections

Management of fin fish throughout the life cycle; broodstock, egg, larvae, and juvenile. Control of environmental factors, including pathogens, for maximum productivity at all life stages.

APBI419 Fish Diseases Sections

Common diseases of fish. Epidemiology, zoonotic potential, prevention, and treatment of diseases.

APBI426 Plant-Microbe Interactions Sections

Biology and physiology of selected plant-microbe relationships. Impacts of plant-microbe relationships on society.

APBI428 Integrated Pest Management Sections

Development and implementation of multi-disciplinary pest management programs in agricultural crops.

APBI440 Plant Genomics Sections

Concepts, principles, and recent discoveries in genome structure and comparative genomics in plants with a focus on economically important plants; applications of genomics approaches to questions in plant genetics, evolution, and ecology.

APBI442 Grapevine and Berry Crop Biology Sections

Grapevine genetics, morphology, and physiology and major biological features of other important berry crops for British Columbia such as blueberry, cranberry, and raspberry. Credit will be granted for only one of APBI 442 or PLNT 542.

APBI444 Agroforestry Sections

An introduction to the application of knowledge and principles of agroecology and forest ecology to global agroforestry systems. The course includes a one-weekend field trip that requires a supplemental fee.

APBI460 Advanced Agroecology Sections

The relationship between biological diversity and sustainability for the management of agroecosystems; emphasise on ecological interactions between natural ecosystems and agroecosystems, including connections between agroecology and conservation biology. A fee will be assessed each student to cover field trip costs.

APBI490 Topics in Applied Biology Sections

Analysis and interpretation of current issues in applied biology. Prior to registration, students should consult with Student Services in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

APBI495 Principles of Wildlife Management in Forests and Agricultural Environments Sections

Impacts of wildlife on crop productivity in temperate and tropical environments, the resiliency of wildlife populations to conventional control methodology, adoption of innovative methods to reduce crop damage, and the impact of introduced species on native fauna.

APBI496A Applied Animal Biology Practicum – APBI PRACTICUM Sections

Application of principles and concepts of Applied Animal Biology to experiential learning in the fields of wild, companion, lab, and farm animal welfare and management.

APBI496B Applied Animal Biology Practicum – APBI PRACTICUM Sections

Application of principles and concepts of Applied Animal Biology to experiential learning in the fields of wild, companion, lab, and farm animal welfare and management.

APBI497A Directed Studies – DIR STUDIES Sections

APBI497B Directed Studies – DIR STUDIES Sections

APBI497C Directed Studies – DIR STUDIES Sections

APBI497D Directed Studies – DIR STUDIES Sections

APBI497E Directed Studies – DIR STUDIES Sections

APBI498 Undergraduate Essay Sections

Preparation of a comprehensive and analytical review of an approved topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Consultation with a program adviser is required.

APBI499 Undergraduate Thesis Sections

Design and execution of an experimental/analytical research project leading to the preparation of a thesis.

Winter 2016

FNH200 Exploring Our Food Sections

Chemical and physical properties of foods; issues pertaining to safety, nutritive value and consumer acceptability; government regulations pertaining to food safety, quality and additives; preservation techniques and transformation of agricultural commodities to food products; foods of the future.

FNH250 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies Sections

Fundamental concepts and principles of human nutrition applied to current nutrition issues.

FNH300 Principles of Food Engineering Sections

Units and dimensions, mass balance, energy balance, steady state and transient heat flow, fluid handling and measurement.

FNH301 Food Chemistry I Sections

Constituents of food and related chemical physical properties including water, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, and vitamins.

FNH302 Food Analysis Sections

Principles of and procedures for analysis of the chemical and physical properties of food; proximate analysis; introduction to instrumental analysis; reporting and analysis of data.

FNH303 Food Product Development Sections

Introduction to and application of concepts involved in food product formulation and development.

FNH309 Food Process Science Sections

Preservation of tissue and fluid food systems by selected physical and chemical treatments with emphasis on product-process interactions.

FNH313 Microorganisms in Food Systems Sections

Microorganisms of importance in safety, spoilage and preservation of foods; factors affecting growth, survival and inactivation of microorganisms in fermented food systems; food processing plant cleaning and sanitation.

FNH325 Food Science Laboratory I Sections

Integrated laboratory introducing techniques used in food processing and analysis. Enrolment restricted to Food Science students.

FNH326 Food Science Laboratory II Sections

Integrated laboratory encompassing the processing and analysis of foods. Enrolment restricted to Food Science students.

FNH330 Introduction to Wine Science 1 Sections

Principles of viticulture, enology, and wine microbiology and chemistry; marketing, regulation and classification of wines from selected regions of the world; social, economic and health aspects of wine consumption; wine appreciation.

FNH335 Introduction to Wine Science II Sections

Review of diverse styles of wine with consideration of classic wine-producing areas. Concepts in wine microbiology/chemistry; overview of steps in grape processing for diverse wine styles. Comparison of regulations for Canadian VQA systems with international systems. Wine sensory analysis.

FNH340 Food Theory Sections

Principles of food preparation based on the physical and chemical properties of food.

FNH341 Food Theory Applications Sections

Experimental and practical application of scientific principles and theories to problems of food preparation. Note: Course registrants are required to possess a Foodsafe I certificate.

FNH342 Critical Perspectives on Consumer Food Practices Sections

Personal, collective, and policy factors affecting food choices, including perceptions of healthy eating, gender, identity, family structures, and economic, sociocultural, and political forces.

FNH350 Fundamentals of Nutrition Sections

Fundamentals of energy and macronutrient metabolism.

FNH351 Vitamins, Minerals, and Health Sections

Vitamin and mineral nutrition and their role in maintaining and promoting health.

FNH355 International Nutrition Sections

Conceptualization and scientific analyses of global problems in food and nutrition; complexities of food habits and malnutrition in various cultures around the world.

FNH370 Nutrition Assessment Sections

The use of dietary, anthropometric, biochemical, and related information for the assessment of nutritional status of individuals and populations.

FNH371 Human Nutrition Over The Life Span Sections

Nutritional requirements and dietary patterns of healthy individuals throughout the life span.

FNH380 Professional Dietetic Practice I Sections

Introduction to the profession of dietetics in Canada. Restricted to students in the Dietetics Major.

FNH398 Research Methods in Human Nutrition Sections

Process of research; principles and processes in utilizing research. Restricted to students in majors in the FNH program.

FNH402 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Sections

Functional food and nutraceutical concepts related to ingredient safety and quality; examples of nutrient-disease relationships, requirements for standards of efficacy for health claims; market determinants of functional food and nutraceutical industries.

FNH403 Food Laws, Regulations and Quality Assurance Sections

Canadian and international laws governing food composition, grading, quality and safety; hazard analysis critical control points; statistical quality assurance.

FNH405 Microbiology of Food and Beverage Fermentation Sections

Fermentation methods, mechanism and microbiology of nonalcoholic fermented foods and alcoholic fermented beverages (beer, cider, sake).

FNH413 Food Safety Sections

Microbial and chemical factors that underlie public health challenges in the food supply chain; prevalence and nature of organisms which cause foodborne diseases; approaches and technologies for improvement of food safety.

FNH415 Business Concepts in Food, Nutrition, and Health Sections

Introduction to and application of business activities in food, nutrition, and health settings. Credit will only be granted for only one of FNH 415, FOOD 515, or FRE 515.

FNH425 Food Science Laboratory III Sections

Integrated course designed to illustrate principles of research and product development in the food industry.

FNH436 Integrated Functional Genomics Sections

Global transcript, protein and metabolite profiling technologies, their integration, application, and furtherance of our understanding of how higher organisms function in general.

FNH440 Food Service Systems Management Sections

Management responsibilities in quantity food production with emphasis on menu planning, purchasing and service. Includes planning and equipping food services. Restricted to students in the Dietetics major. Note: Course registrants are required to possess a Foodsafe II certificate.

FNH451 Nutrient Metabolism and Implications for Health Sections

Integration of nutrient and energy metabolism on a whole-body and individual tissue basis and the implication for health. Emphasis will be on regulation of nutrient metabolism.

FNH455 Applied International Nutrition Sections

Applying nutrition concepts and principles in addressing problems of malnutrition and food insecurity in international settings. Basics of developing culturally acceptable, sustainable nutrition intervention programs.

FNH470 Foundations of Nutrition Care I Sections

Etiology and pathophysiology of and nutrition therapy for selected diseases and conditions, and skill development related to the Nutrition Care Process. Restricted to students in year 4 of the Dietetics Major.

FNH472 Maternal and Fetal Nutrition Sections

Metabolic adaptations, nutrient metabolism, and special issues during pregnancy that may influence the maternal-fetal nutritional supply.

FNH473 Applied Public Health Nutrition Sections

Theory and methods in public health nutrition and health promotion program planning to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition-related programs for communities and populations. Considers factors affecting behavior and the social determinants of health.

FNH474 Sport Nutrition Sections

Nutritional needs of athletes, including energy, carbohydrate and protein; hydration; pre-and post-event nutrition, weight management and body composition issues; ergogenic aids; sports-specific guidelines; and special athlete populations.

FNH475 Foundations of Nutrition Care II Sections

Etiology and pathophysiology of and nutrition therapy for additional diseases and conditions, and further skill development related to the Nutrition Care Process. Restricted to students in year 4 of the Dietetics Major.

FNH477 Nutrition and Disease Prevention Sections

Evidence-based examination of the role of nutrition in the prevention of chronic disease. Restricted to students in majors in the FNH program.

FNH481 Dietetic Internship I Sections

Full-time internship placements within British Columbia health authorities. Pass/Fail.

FNH482 Dietetic Internship II Sections

Full-time internship placements within British Columbia health authorities. Pass/Fail.

FNH497A Directed Studies in Food, Nutrition and Health – DST FOOD,NTR HLT Sections

FNH497B Directed Studies in Food, Nutrition and Health – DST FOOD,NTR HLT Sections

FNH497E Directed Studies in Food, Nutrition and Health – DST FOOD,NTR HLT Sections

FNH498 Undergraduate Essay Sections

Preparation of a comprehensive and analytical review of an approved topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Consultation with a program advisor is required.

FNH499 Undergraduate Thesis Sections

Design and execution of an experimental/analytical research project leading to preparation of a thesis.

Winter 2016

FOOD500 M.Sc. Seminar Sections

FOOD510 Advances in Food Science Sections

FOOD511 Master of Food Science Workshops Sections

Honours/Pass/Fail.

FOOD512 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point and Food Safety Management Sections

FOOD515 Fundamentals of Agri-Food Business Sections

Credit will be granted for only one of FNH 415, FOOD 515 or FRE 515.

FOOD520 Advances in Food Analysis Sections

FOOD521 Advances in Food Biotechnology Sections

FOOD522 Advances in Food Chemistry Sections

FOOD523 Advances in Food Microbiology Sections

FOOD524 Advances in Food Process Science Sections

FOOD525 Advances in Food Toxicology Sections

FOOD527A Special Topics in Food Science – SP TPS FOOD SCIE Sections

FOOD528 International Food Laws and Regulations Sections

FOOD529 Laboratory Methods in Sensory Evaluation Sections

FOOD530A Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

FOOD530B Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

FOOD530C Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

FOOD530D Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

FOOD531 Master of Food Science Practicum Project Sections

Honours/Pass/Fail.

FOOD549 Master’s Thesis Sections

FOOD600 Ph.D. Seminar Sections

FOOD649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2016

FRE295 Managerial Economics Sections

Economic foundations of managerial decision-making. Organization of the firm, demand theory, cost and production, market structure, competitive strategy, welfare-economic foundations of business regulation. Credit may be obtained for only one of ECON 201, ECON 206, FRE 295, COMM 295.

FRE302 Small Business Management in Agri-food Industries Sections

Emphasizes the building of a business plan by exploring topics such as the planning process and financing, marketing and human resource concepts, as applied to an agri-food business, domestically and internationally.

FRE306 Introduction to Global Food Markets Sections

An overview of global food markets including recent trends (e.g., vertical coordination, strategic alliances, multinationals and small firms in niche markets), marketing and trade institutions such as state-trading enterprises and WTO regulations, issues specific to developing nations, and case studies.

FRE340 International Agricultural Development Sections

Characteristics, processes and sources of economic growth, role of agricultural and resource sectors in economic growth, analysis of output and input markets in those sectors, policy failures, tools for empirical analysis of rural markets, growth, and the environment.

FRE374 Land and Resource Economics Sections

Willingness to pay, opportunity costs, externalities, and market failures in natural resource markets; dynamic efficiency; economic applications including mineral, marine, forest, land, water, and biodiversity.

FRE385 Quantitative Methods for Business and Resource Management Sections

Spreadsheet modeling and analysis of business and resource management problems: decision analysis, forecasting, linear programming, simulation modeling, and inventory management.

FRE420 The Economics of International Trade and the Environment Sections

Market failure and gains from trade in the presence of natural resource externalities; the multilateral trading system and the environment; case studies in trade-related environmental impacts.

FRE460 Economics of Food Consumption Sections

Microeconomics of consumer decisions and public policy in food contexts; foodborne illness; economic causes and consequences of obesity; sin taxes and prohibitions; information campaigns and advertising; labeling; food waste and ethics.

FRE490 Current Issues in Food and Resource Economics Sections

FRE501 Commodity Markets and Price Analysis Sections

FRE502 Food Market Analysis Sections

FRE504 Agricultural and Resource Policy Analysis Sections

FRE505 Agricultural and Resource Policy Analysis – Policy and Project Evaluation Tools Sections

FRE515 Agribusiness Management Sections

Credit will be granted for only one of FNH 415, FOOD 515 or FRE 515.

FRE516 Financial and Marketing Management in Agri-food Industries Sections

FRE517 Futures Trading in Agricultural Commodities Sections

FRE518 Survey Design and Data Analysis Sections

FRE523 Resource Economics I Sections

FRE526 Environmental Economics and Policy: Theory Sections

FRE527 Environmental Economics and Policy: Empirical Analysis Sections

FRE528 Applied Econometrics Sections

FRE529 Estimating Econometric Models Sections

FRE541 Project Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development Sections

FRE585 Quantitative Methods for Business and Natural Resource Management Sections

Winter 2016

GRS290 Global Issues in Cultural Context Sections

Students interact face-to-face and on-line as a community of learners to discuss global issues in agriculture, food, and natural resources in cultural context. Typically taken prior to studying abroad.

GRS390 Global Issues in Cultural Context Sections

Students interact face-to-face and on-line as a community of learners to discuss global issues in agriculture, food, and natural resources in cultural context. Typically taken while studying abroad.

GRS397A Regional Directed Field Studies – REG DIR FLD STUD Sections

Participating students may be assessed a fee.

GRS397B Regional Directed Field Studies – REG DIR FLD STUD Sections

Participating students may be assessed a fee.

GRS490 Global Issues in Cultural Context Sections

Students interact face-to-face and on-line as a community of learners to discuss global issues in agriculture, food, and natural resources in cultural context. Typically taken after studying abroad.

GRS497B Regional Directed Field Studies – REG DIR FLD STUD Sections

Participating students may be assessed a fee.

GRS497E Regional Directed Field Studies – REG DIR FLD STUD Sections

Participating students may be assessed a fee.

Winter 2016

HUNU500 Research Methods in Human Nutrition Sections

Experimental design, methods of survey research, nutritional epidemiology, clinical research, and laboratory animal research. Issues such as animal models, ethics in animal and human research, statistical methods, and preparation of written reports and manuscripts, etc., will be addressed. Required of all M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Human Nutrition.

HUNU503 Current Issues in Nutrition and Metabolism Sections

HUNU531 M.Sc. Seminar Sections

HUNU547B Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, directed studies on certain aspects of nutrition may be arranged for graduate students in attendance.

HUNU547E Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, directed studies on certain aspects of nutrition may be arranged for graduate students in attendance.

HUNU549 M.Sc. Thesis Sections

HUNU631 Ph.D. Seminar Sections

HUNU649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2016

LFS100 Introduction to Land, Food and Community Sections

Orientation to the programs, learning environment and core values of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems; career programs; survey of professional opportunities and requirements.

LFS150 Scholarly Writing and Argumentation in Land and Food Systems Sections

Communicating concepts of food systems and links to human and environmental health through writing, elements of argumentation, evaluating evidence, and searching for and citing references to back up claims; small-class experience. Enrolment limited to LFS students with first year status and a Language Proficiency Index (LPI) of 4 or equivalent.

LFS250 Land, Food and Community I Sections

Introduction to managed systems and concepts of sustainability; economic, ecological and social components; managed landscapes, agri-food systems, and communities; urban and rural systems; the land, food, nutrition and human health continuum.

LFS252 Land, Food, and Community: Quantitative Data Analysis Sections

Introduction to tools needed for data analysis of the economic, ecological, health, and scientific components of land and food systems.

LFS302A International Field Studies – INTERNL FLD STD Sections

Field studies carried out abroad under staff direction. Participating students are assessed a fee.

LFS302B International Field Studies – INTERNL FLD STD Sections

Field studies carried out abroad under staff direction. Participating students are assessed a fee.

LFS350 Land, Food, and Community II Sections

Introduction to tools and skills required to assess the economic, ecological, social, and technological components of managed landscapes, agrifood systems and communities comprising the land, food, nutrition and health continuum.

LFS398 Co-operative Work Placement I Sections

Work experience in relevant private and/or public sector settings. Work terms are normally four months long. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Program in Land and Food Systems. Pass/Fail.

LFS399 Co-operative Work Placement II Sections

Work experience in relevant private and/or public sector settings. Work terms are normally four months long. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Program in Land and Food Systems. Pass/Fail.

LFS400 Audio Storytelling Sections

Adopts a journalistic framework to communicate powerful stories and present academic content in new ways through the use of audio technology.

LFS450 Land, Food, and Community III: Food System Sustainability Sections

Problem-based analysis of complex case studies aimed at increasing the sustainability of the UBC Vancouver campus food system. The main activities are integrated into the ongoing UBC Food System Project. Cases are specifically designed to require development of integrated disciplinary and inter-disciplinary analysis.

LFS496A Career Development Internship – CAREER INTERN Sections

Technical work experience appropriate to students’ career goals. Enrolment subject to competition and availability of work placements.

LFS496B Career Development Internship – CAREER INTERN Sections

Technical work experience appropriate to students’ career goals. Enrolment subject to competition and availability of work placements.

LFS498 Co-operative Work Placement III Sections

Work experience in relevant private and/or public sector settings. Work terms are normally four months long. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Program in Land and Food Systems. Pass/Fail.

LFS499 Co-operative Work Placement IV Sections

Work experience in relevant private and/or public sector settings. Work terms are normally four months long. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Program in Land and Food Systems. Pass/Fail.

LFS500 Graduate Seminar Sections

LFS530A Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

LFS530B Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

LFS549 Master’s Thesis Sections

LFS649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2016

PLNT530A Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

PLNT530B Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

PLNT530C Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

PLNT530D Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

PLNT530F Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

PLNT530G Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

PLNT540 Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory Sections

Techniques of purification, cloning, sequencing, restriction-hybridization analysis of plant nucleic acids, in vitro labelling of plant nucleic acids and proteins, and electrophoresis and immunodetection of plant proteins. Offered by the Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory in cooperation with Plant Science. Admissions to the course is limited and requires recommendation from the Program Coordinator.

PLNT542 Grapevine and Berry Crop Biology Sections

Credit will be granted for only one of PLNT 542 OR APBI 442.

PLNT549 Master’s Thesis Sections

PLNT649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2016

SOIL500 Graduate Seminar Sections

SOIL501 Advanced Soil Processes Sections

SOIL502 Advanced Sustainable Soil Management Sections

SOIL510 Land and Water Seminar Sections

SOIL512B Advanced Soil Biology – ADV SOIL BIOL Sections

Current research in root-soil interfaces. Offered in alternate years.

SOIL515 Integrated Watershed Management Sections

Methods of watershed evaluation, land-water interactions, key aspects of hydrology, water quality and aquatic biota, land use impacts on water resources, community involvement, and integration of multiple land use activities and their cumulative impacts. Credit will be given for only one of SOIL 515 or RMES 515.

SOIL516 Urban Watershed Management Sections

Urban land use impacts on water resources with a focus on impervious surfaces, storm-water management, non-point sources of pollution, cumulative effects, water quality, rehabilitation of urban streams, and application of best management practices. Prior completion of RMES 515 strongly recommended. Credit will be give for only one of SOIL 516 or RMES 516.

SOIL518 Water in International Development Sections

Key water issues associated with international development: global water demand, scarcity, efficiency of use, water as a commodity, biophysical and policy aspects of water management, water and health, land use impact, water harvesting, improved irrigation, and pollution prevention. Credit will be given for only one of SOIL 518 or RMES 518.

SOIL520 Agricultural Watershed Management Sections

Intensive and extensive agriculture with a focus on water needs, water use, and impacts on water resources. Non-point sources of pollution, nutrient modeling, soil and land degradation, protection, and rehabilitation of watersheds including buffer zones, wetlands, and best management practices. Credit will be granted for only one of SOIL 520 or RMES 517.

SOIL524 Instrumentation for Biometeorology Sections

The theory, design and evaluation of instrumentation for biometeorological research. Consent of instructor.

SOIL530A Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

SOIL530B Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

SOIL530C Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

SOIL530D Directed Studies – DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

SOIL548 Major Project Sections

Professional paper on topics focusing on emerging issues in water and land resources.

SOIL549 Master’s Thesis Sections

SOIL550 Professional Communications Strategies Sections

SOIL649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

AANB: Applied Animal Biology   APBI: Applied Biology   FNH: Food, Nutrition and Health   FOOD: Food Sciences   FRE: Food and Resource Economics   GRS: Global Resource Systems   HUNU: Human Nutrition   LFS: Land & Food Systems   PLNT: Plant Science   SOIL: Soil Science
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