New/Revised 2017W APBI courses


Check out these new and revised courses offered in 2017 Winter Term.

(REVISED) APBI 222 Introduction to Horticulture (3)    Term 1      Mon-Wed-Fri    10:00 – 11:00

Lab  Wed  12:00 – 3:00

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.

(NEW) APBI 290-001 Insects for Food and Feed (4) Term 1           Tue-Thu        11:00 – 12:30

Insects as food and feed is a 4-credit course. The course aims to provide an understanding of the benefits of entomophagy including health, environment and livelihood.  The course will discuss the challenges encountered to develop insects as a new protein source for food and feed. The course will also include insect rearing methods, preparation and processing of insects and incorporating them into different dishes. Aspects of entomophagy are explored through student reviews of recent research articles and presentations to the class.

(REVISED) APBI 403 Soil Sampling, Analyses & Data Interpretation (3) Term 1    Fri    13:00 – 14:00

Lab Tuesday 1 – 4pm.

Field and laboratory analytical techniques in the chemical, biological and physical assessment of soils.

Pre-requisite: APBI 200

(NEW) APBI 490-101 Agricultural Ethics and Public Policy (3) Term 1    Tue-Thu    9:30 – 11:00

An introduction to ethical debates about modern agricultural practices for senior students.  Agriculture was essential in the development of human civilization and continues to be essential for modern life.  The practice of farming has also historically been associated with good morals and virtuous character.  But as farming practices have changed to keep pace with the increased demands of a growing population, many of the practices of modern farming have become the subjects of intense public debate. Questions about the relationship between modern agriculture and the environment, animal welfare, and human health and nutrition have been discussed in numerous scholarly and popular publications. Moreover, those who choose farming as a profession are increasingly constrained by the demands of the food industry.  This course will introduce students to debates about the direction of agriculture at the policy level and provide them with the tools needed to effectively engage in these ongoing debates.  Pre-requisite: 3rd year standing or above.

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