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Master Course Outline
Agricultural and Water Policy

Course Number: AGRI 222
Credits: 5
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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Knowledge of the world food situation.
B. Knowledge of economic concepts as they relate to agricultural trade and policies.
C. Knowledge of the process of government in the U.S. and how laws are created.
D. Knowledge of need for an agricultural policy.
E. Knowledge of international trade policy and its goals.
F. Ability to define the U.S. farm problem and the structure of U.S. agriculture.
G. Knowledge of the development of domestic farm policy and the tools used.
H. Knowledge of the role of ag policy in resource issues.
I. Knowledge of the role of ag policy in consumer food issues.
J. Ability to discuss policy choices used in the past and compare to current and future policy choices.
K. Ability to review, analyze, and discuss published articles regarding policy issues relevant to the agricultural industry.


Syllabi Listing
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
AGRI 222
Spring 2009
0019
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
Spring 2008
0019
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
Spring 2007
0019
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
Spring 2006
0019
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
Spring 2005
0019
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
Spring 2004
0019
Debora Frazier
AGRI 222
Spring 2003
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
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)