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Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Science
© 2022 Emily C Kuhn
The purpose of this research is to establish the viability of an Agroecology major at Pitzer College. I begin by problematizing Industrial Agriculture and making a case for Pitzer College to become a higher education leader in the global paradigm shift towards socially and ecologically just food systems. The proposed curriculum compiles pre-existing classes, objectives expanded from the EA field group, and an internship component embedded at five local land-based learning partner sites. I conducted a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of the Environmental Analysis field group as a potential host for the agroecology track, including study abroad sites where the proposed internship component could also take place. Finally, I analyzed the values and requirements of five agriculture-related curricula at California higher education universities in order to further provide recommendations for augmenting the informal agroecology curriculum already embedded at the Claremont Colleges.
Kuhn, Emily, "Agroecology Curriculum Proposal" (2022). Pitzer Senior Theses. 178.
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