Land, Farming and Community Course Sequence

Through a combination of classroom-based and experiential on-site learning; attention to the science and art of agriculture; and focus on both the necessity and benefits of small-scale, sustainable, and diversified food production in the context of a Jesuit education, Xavier's Land, Farming and Community degree (LAND) offers students the opportunity to become stewards of healthy, productive soils, communities, and regions through growing, processing, and distributing food.

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
BIOL 161/162
General Biology I
4 BIOL 163/164
General Biology II
4
HIST 171
U.S. Environmental History
3 HIST 172 
U.S. Environmental History
3
THEO 111
Theological Foundations
3 PHIL 100
Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
3
ENGL 101: English Composition
or 115: Rhetoric
3 MATH
Elective
3
Foreign Language
Elective
3 Foreign Language
Elective
3
Total 16 Total 16

Second Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
BIOL XXX
Agroecology I
4 HIST 2XX
History of Agriculture
3
BIOL 250
Ecology
4 THEO 2XX: Theology and Agriculture or EDUC 2XX: Educating for Place 3
ECON 200
Microeconomics
3 ENTR 311
New Venture Planning
3
ACCT 200
Introductory Financial Accounting
3 BIOL XXX
Agroecology II
4
ENG 205
Literature and the Moral Imagination
3 MATH
Elective
3
Total 17 Total 16

Third Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 320
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
3 BIOL 270: Intro to Entomoloty (4) or
CHEM 102/103: Environment and Energy (3)
4/3
BIOL 210: General Botany (4) or
CHEM 102: Environment and Energy (3)
4/3 ECON 3XX
Environment, Economics & Policy
3
THEO 379: Simple Faith or
THEO 360: Consumption and Problem
3 PHIL 290
Theory of Knowledge
3
Literature
Elective
3 UNST XXX
LAND Practicum
6
Fine Arts
Elective
3    
PHIL 300
Elective
3    
Total 18/19 Total 15/16

Fourth Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
UNST XXX
LAND Practicum
9 UNST XXX
LAND Practicum
9
UNST XXX
LAND Capstone
3 UNST XXX
LAND Capstone
3
Total 12 Total 12

 

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