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
5 BIOL 163/164
General Biology II
5
Historical Perspectives 3 SUST 391: LAND Practicum 1
THEO 111
Theological Foundations
3 Foreign Language
Elective
3
ENGL 101: English Composition
or 115: Rhetoric
3 Mathematical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language
Elective
3 CORE 100 3
CORE 101 0 CORE 102 0
Total 17 Total 15

Second Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
SUST 370/371:
Agroecology I
4 HIST 398:
History of Agriculture
3
BIOL 250/251: Ecology 4
THEO 256:
Theologies of Food and Farming
3
ECON 200
Microeconomics
3 ENTR 311
New Venture Planning
3
ACCT 200
Introductory Financial Accounting
3 SUST 372/273:
Agroecology II OR Elective (3)
4/3
SUST 391:LAND Practicum 1 SUST 391: LAND Practicum 1
PHIL 100 3
Total 15 Total 17/16

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 421: Environment, Economics and Policy 3
SUST 391: LAND Practicum 1 PHIL 290
Theory of Knowledge
3
SUST 405: Sustainable Communities 3 SUST 393: LAND Practicum 3
ENGL 205: Literature and the Moral Imagination 3 Creative Perspectives 3
Total 14/13 Total 16/15

Fourth Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
SUST 399:
LAND Practicum
9 SUST 399:
LAND Practicum
9
SUST 400:
LAND Capstone
3 SUST 400:
LAND Capstone
3
Elective 3
Total 15 Total 12

 

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