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POLS 222
Agricultural Policy


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in agriculture. Topics include areas of international trade, domestic farm policy, food safety and quality, resource issues and the effect on agri-business. Recommended: One quarter economics and READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 222 and AGRI 222. Formerly PSCI 222.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge of the world food situation
  • Knowledge of economic concepts as they relate to agricultural trade and policies.
  • Knowledge of the process of government in the U.S. and how laws are created.
  • Knowledge of need for an agricultural policy.
  • Knowledge of international trade policy and its goals.
  • Ability to define the U.S. farm problem and the structure of U.S. agriculture.
  • Knowledge of the development of domestic farm policy and the tools used
  • Knowledge of the role of ag policy in resource issues
  • Knowledge of the role of ag policy in consumer food issues.
  • Ability to discuss policy choices used in the past and compare to current and future policy choices.
  • Ability to review, analyze, and discuss published articles regarding policy issues relevant to the agricultural industry.

  • 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

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    POLS 222
    Spring 2013
    1504
    Debora Frazier
    POLS 222
    Spring 2012
    0108
    Debora Frazier
    POLS 222
    Spring 2011
    0020
    Debora Frazier
    POLS 222
    Spring 2010
    0020
    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.