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AGRI 222
Agricultural and Water Policy


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

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 industry.
  • Describe historical trends, sociological basis and forms of policies related to domestic and international food situations.
  • Explain economic concepts as they relate to agricultural policies.
  • Explain process and influences on making laws in the U.S.
  • Describe world food situation and effect of trade and economic development policies.
  • Define the U.S. farm problem and structure of the agricultural production sector.
  • Describe tools used in domestic farm policies and their historical development process.
  • Describe tools used in domestic farm policies and their historical development process.
  • Describe tools used in resource policies and their historical development process.
  • Describe tools used in consumer food policies and their historical development process.
  • Summarize Western Water Law and compare difference between Northwestern states.
  • Interpret water right and legal property description.

  • 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 See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2014
    0105
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2013
    0093
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2012
    0007
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2011
    0019
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 222
    Spring 2010
    0019
    Debora Frazier


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.