Sustainable Agriculture Concentration

Name________________________________Sem. of Entry_______________________
General Degree Requirements
_____128 Credit Hours
Required for graduation at WWC
_____68 Credit Hours
Required for ENS Majors
Triad Education Requirements (Academic)
_____ First Year Seminar (4cr)
_____ College Composition I (4cr)
_____ College Composition II/ Natural Science Seminar (4-5.5cr)
Liberal Arts Area Course Requirements (4 cr per area)
_____ Language and Global Issues, (LAN, PCS, ICS, PAX selected HIS)
_____ Literature (ENG)
_____ History and Political Science (HIS, PSC)
_____ Natural Science (BIO, CHM, PHY)
_____ Mathematics (MAT course above MAT 110)
_____ Social Science (ANT, ECO, PSY, SOC, WMS)
_____ Philosophy and Religion (PHI, REL)
_____ Artistic Expression (ART, MUS, THR, WRI)
This concentration allows for flexibility in order to accommodate the wide range
of interests and vocations in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College. We hope
to provide a basic core of courses and experiences central to an understanding of
agriculture, whether the student’s focus is in natural sciences, social sciences, or
humanities as it relates to food and fiber production. The core courses will be coupled
with a set of electives proposed by the student and approved by his/her advisor and the
ENS department, though the protocol already in place, to ensure a cohesive, rigorous
program consistent with the student’s emphasis.
I. Required Courses for ENS majors:
_____BIO 116
General Biology
_____CHM 116
General Chemistry I
_____MAT 141 OR 290
Statistics OR
_____OR MAT 241
_____ENS 116
Introduction to Environmental Studies
_____BIO 202
Ecology (has a prerequisite)
_____ENS 245 OR
Environmental Politics & Political Theory
PSC 245 OR
Environmental Politics: Global Perspective
ANT 338 OR
Archeology and the Environment
ENS 205 OR
Environmental History of the U.S.
ECO 380
Environmental and Ecological Economics
_____PHI 252 OR
Environmental Ethics OR
REL 212
Religion, Nature and the Environment
Requirements for the Sustainable Agriculture Concentration
I. Introductory Core
Goal: To provide an overview of practices, terminology, and issues in agriculture at both
a macro- and micro-scale.
_____ ENS 249
_____ ENS 440
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Farm Management
II. First-hand Farm Experience
Goal: To acquaint the student with what it’s really like on a farm, and ensure that she/he
fully capitalizes intellectually on the experience.
_____ ENS 260
Sustainable Agriculture Practicum
III. Capstone Experience
Goal: To integrate the elements of the student’s course work and farm experience into a
self-designated goal-oriented project, culminating in an oral and written communication.
_____ SCI 390
_____ SCI 486-489
_____ SCI 493
Total Credits
Research Design
NSS Research
NSS Presentation
min. 2
IV. Electives Within the ENS major (min. 24 credits)
Suggested Electives for Natural Science emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture:
_____ BIO 178 Introduction to Animal Science
_____ BIO 241 Invertebrate Zoology
_____ BIO 322 Genetics
_____ BIO 347 Microbiology
_____ BIO 351 Mammalian Physiology
_____ CHM 117 General Chemistry II
_____ CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I
_____ CHM 226 Organic Chemistry II
_____ ENS 330 Soil Science
_____ ENS 341 Agroecology
_____ MAT 241 Calculus I
_____ MAT 242 Calculus II
_____ PHY 251 Physics I
Suggested Electives for a Social Science emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture:
_____ ANT 321 Traditional Agriculture Systems
_____ ECO 380 Environmental and Ecological Economics
_____ ECO 383 Economic Growth and Development
_____ ENS/ PSY 220 Environmental Attitudes, Values, and Behavior
_____ ENS 350 Environmental Impact Assessment
_____ ENS 425 Sustainable Development and Politics of Growth
_____ ENS 451 Community and Land Use Planning
_____ PSC 257 International Relations
_____ PSY 231 Research Methods in Social Science
_____ PSY 318 Social Psychology
_____ SOC 271 Environmental Sociology
_____ SOC 402 Sociology/ Anthropology Research Craft
Suggested Electives for a Humanities emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture:
_____ ENG 337 Romanticism
_____ ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
_____ ENG 339 Modernism
_____ ENS 205 Environmental History of the United States
_____ ENS 220 Environmental Attitudes, Values, and Behavior
_____ INT 325 Great Books I
_____ PHI 255 Philosophy of Science and Logic
_____ REL 255 Contemporary Christian Thought and Experience
_____ WRI 213 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
_____ WRI 220 Writing About Place
Suggested Electives for Business emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture:
_____BA 120 Marketing and Advertising
_____BA 202 Accounting
_____BA 309 Business Law
_____BA 313 Small Business Management
_____BA 315 Human Resource and Project Management
_____ECO 210 Microeconomics
_____ECO 301 Microeconomic Theory and Practice
_____ECO 380 Environmental and Ecological Economics
Lab Courses 200 and above that count towards a Sustainable Agriculture Major
BIO 202 Ecology
BIO 219 Plant Morphology and Anatomy
BIO 235 Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 241 Invertebrate Zoology
BIO 322 Genetics
BIO 341 Plant Taxonomy
BIO 347 Microbiology
BIO 345 Developmental Biology
BIO 351 Mammalian Physiology
BIO 435 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
ENS 2xx
ENS 230
ENS 233
ENS 302
ENS 330
ENS 333
ENS 334
CHM 225
CHM 226
CHM 321
CHM 450
Hydrology (starting Spring 2007)
Geology (starting Fall 2006)
Forest Biology
Aquatic Ecology and water Pollution
Soil Science
Introduction to Forest Management
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Environmental Chemistry
PHY 251 Physics I