Master Course Outline
AGRI-222
Agricultural and Water Policy
Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours: 50


Description
This course covers goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in the agriculture and natural resource industries. This includes the study of international trade policies, domestic farm policies, food safety and quality issues, resource issues and how these affect agribusiness, locally, nationally and internationally. The course will also cover western water policy with an emphasis on Washington State water policy, water rights and how these policies affect natural resources and agribusiness. Recommended: One quarter economics. Students may not earn credit for both AGRI 222 and POLS 222.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Review, analyze and discuss published articles regarding policy issues relevant to the agricultural and natural resource industry.
  • Relate economic concepts to agricultural policies.
  • Explain process and influences on U.S. law and policy development.
  • Define the U.S. farm problem and the structure of the agricultural production sector.
  • Describe the status of the world food supply and the influence of trade and economic development policies on that supply.
  • Describe laws and programs used in domestic farm, resource and consumer food policies and their historical development.
  • Summarize Western water law and compare differences between Northwestern states.
  • Interpret a legal land description and Washington water right.
  • Discuss the impact of Native American treaties on water rights and policy.

Course Topics
  • Basis for policy decisions
  • Forms of agricultural policy
  • Economic foundations of policy
  • History of U.S. agricultural problems and proposed solutions
  • U.S. policy and law making process
  • The world food problem
  • Trade and development policy
  • U.S. domestic farm policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Food safety policy
  • Food assistance and nutrition policy
  • Types of water rights
  • Interpretation of water rights
  • Western water law
  • State laws and policy
  • Native American treaties rights


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor Files
AGRI 222
B562
0105
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
B452
0105
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
B344
0105
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
B234
0093
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
B124
0007
Debora Frazier


Two Year Projected Schedule

2016 - 20172017 - 2018
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