This course taught by Professors Neil Hansen and Rick Jellen was previously listed as IAS397R, but it will now be listed as PWS 420.
PWS 420 is a 3-credit-hour course offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00–3:15 p.m., in B106 MARB. It covers twelve aspects of international agricultural and environmental science and their relationship to rural development: 1) food sources and human nutrition, 2) role of livestock in food production systems, 3) extension services and education, 4) agricultural crops, 5) fertility and soil degradation, 6) crop pests and diseases, 7) irrigation and water management, 8) cropping systems, 9) new and indigenous crops, 10) human disease and zoonoses, 11) postharvest food processing and storage, and 12) emerging technologies that enhance crop and livestock productivity.
The IAS 220 prerequisite will not be enforced. If you are interested in doing rural development work or just want a better understanding of the environmental and agricultural issues facing the developing world, you should seriously consider signing up for this course.