Minor Programs

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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Minor Agricultural Production (24 credits)

This minor program is designed to allow students in non-agricultural production majors to receive credit for courses in agricultural production and to stimulate "cross-over" studies. The Minor can be associated with existing major programs in the Faculty, but in some instances it may require more than 90 credits to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor.

Students are advised to consult their major program adviser and the academic adviser of the minor in their first year. At the time of registration for their penultimate year, students must declare their intent to obtain a Minor Agricultural Production. With the agreement of their major program adviser they must submit their program of courses already taken, and to be taken in their final year, to the academic adviser of the Agricultural Production Minor. The academic adviser of the Agricultural Production Minor will then certify which courses the student will apply toward the minor and that the student's program conforms with the requirements of the minor.

Notes:

1. Most courses listed at the 300 level and higher have prerequisites. Although instructors may waive prerequisite(s) in some cases, students are urged to prepare their program of study well before their final year.

2. Not all courses are offered every year. For information on available courses, consult Class Schedule at http://www.mcgill.ca/minerva; complete listings can be found in the Courses section of this Calendar.

Academic Adviser: Professor Jaswinder Singh

Department of Plant Science

Telephone: 514-398-7906

General Regulations

To obtain a Minor in Agricultural Production, students must:

a) ensure that their academic record at the University includes a C grade or higher in the courses as specified in the course requirements given below.

b) offer a minimum total of 24 credits from the courses as given below, of which not more than 6 credits may be counted for both the major and the minor programs. This restriction does not apply to elective courses in the major program.

Required Courses (12 credits)

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science
ENVB 210 (3) The Biophysical Environment
PLNT 300 (3) Cropping Systems

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits chosen from the following list in consultation with the academic adviser for the minor:

AGRI 215 (3) Agro-Ecosystems Field Course
AGRI 340 (3) Principles of Ecological Agriculture
ANSC 451 (3) Dairy and Beef Production Management
ANSC 458 (3) Swine and Poultry Production
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 307 (3) Vegetable Production
PLNT 321 (3) Fruit Production
PLNT 331 (3) Grains and Biofuel Crops
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Minor Animal Biology (24 credits)

The Minor Animal Biology intended for students who wish to further their studies in the basic biology of large mammals and birds. Successful completion of the program should provide students with a sound background in the field of biomedical studies and the use of animal models. It should also qualify students to apply to most veterinary colleges in North America, to post-graduate studies in a variety of biology programs, and to work in many laboratory settings.

This minor is not open to students in B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs. These students may register for the specialization in Animal Biology.

Academic Adviser: Professor Roger Cue

Department of Animal Science

Telephone: 514-398-7805

Required Courses (15 credits)

ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 324 (3) Developmental Biology and Reproduction
ANSC 420 (3) Animal Biotechnology
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

A minimum of 9 credits selected from the following list:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
ANSC 251 (3) Comparative Anatomy
ANSC 326 (3) Fundamentals of Population Genetics
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
ANSC 400 (3) Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition
ANSC 560 (3) Biology of Lactation
ANSC 565 (3) Applied Information Systems
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Minor Animal Health and Disease (24 credits)

The minor in Animal Health and Disease is offered to students wishing to understand general animal physiology and function, the susceptibility of animals to various diseases, methods for limiting and controlling potential outbreaks, and the resulting implications for the animal, the consumer and the environment. It is an ideal choice for students who are interested in the care of animals, or in working in laboratories where diseases are being researched. It would also be useful to students who wish to apply to most veterinary colleges in North America.

This minor is not open to students in B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs. These students may register for the specialization in Animal Health and Disease.

Academic Adviser: Professor Sarah Kimmins

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-091

Telephone: 514-398-7658

Required Courses (15 credits)

ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
MICR 341 (3) Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from the following list:

AEBI 451 (3) Research Project 1
ANSC 251 (3) Comparative Anatomy
ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR 420 (3) Toxicology and Health Risks
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
WILD 424 (3) Parasitology
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Minor Ecological Agriculture (24 credits)

The Minor Ecological Agriculture is designed to focus on the principles underlying the practice of ecological agriculture and is suitable for students wishing to farm, do extension and government work, and those intending to pursue postgraduate studies in this field.

This minor can be associated with existing major programs in the Faculty, but in some instances it may require more than 90 credits to meet the requirements of both the Major and the Minor.

Students are advised, during the U1 year, to consult their Major Program adviser and the academic adviser of the Minor. At the time of registration for the U2 year, students must declare their intent to obtain the Minor. With the agreement of their Major Program adviser they must submit their program of courses already taken, and to be taken, to the academic adviser of the Minor. The academic adviser of the Minor will then certify which courses the student will apply toward the Minor and confirm that the student's program conforms with its requirements.

Academic Adviser: Dr. Caroline Begg

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-071

Telephone: 514-398-8749

General Regulations

To obtain a Minor in Ecological Agriculture, students must:

a) Ensure that their academic record at the University includes a C grade or higher in the courses as specified in the course requirements given below.

b) Offer a minimum total of 24 credits from the courses as given below, of which not more than 6 credits may be counted for both the Major and the Minor programs. This restriction does not apply to elective courses in the Major program.

Required Courses (9 credits)

AGRI 210 (3) Agro-Ecological History
AGRI 215 (3) Agro-Ecosystems Field Course
AGRI 340 (3) Principles of Ecological Agriculture

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits chosen from:

*Note: Offered in alternate years.

AGEC 333 (3) Resource Economics
AGRI 310 (3) Internship in Agriculture/Environment
AGRI 435 (3) Soil and Water Quality Management
ENTO 352 (3) Control of Insect Pests
ENTO 446 (3) Apiculture
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 312* (3) Urban Horticulture
PLNT 315* (3) Herbs and Medicinal Plants
PLNT 434 (3) Weed Biology and Control
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology
SOIL 326 (3) Soils in a Changing Environment
SOIL 335* (3) Soil Ecology and Management
SOIL 445* (3) Agroenvironmental Fertilizer Use
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Minor in Entrepreneurship

Minor in Entrepreneurship

Note: Students will no longer be admitted into the Minor in Entrepreneurship as it is being suspended. For additional information on the Minor in Entrepreneurship, consult the 2007-2008 Undergraduate Programs Calendar available at www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/calendars.
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Minor in Environmental Engineering (27 credits)

Minor in Environmental Engineering (27 credits)

The Minor program consists of 27 credits in courses that are environment related. By means of a judicious choice of complementary and elective courses, Bioresource Engineering students may obtain this Minor with a minimum of 12 additional credits.

The Environmental Engineering Minor is administered by the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics (see Faculty of Engineering > Environmental Engineering Minor).

Courses available in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (partial listing):
BREE 322 Organic Waste Management
BREE 416 Engineering for Land Development
BREE 518 Bio-Treatment of Wastes
MICR 331 Microbial Ecology
  • Academic Adviser: Professor Shiv Prasher
  • Macdonald-Stewart Building, room 1-028
  • Telephone: 514-398-7775
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Minor Human Nutrition (24 credits)

The Minor Human Nutrition is intended to complement a student's primary field of study by providing a focused introduction to the metabolic aspects of human nutrition. It is particularly accessible to students in Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Animal Science or Food Science programs. The completion of 24 credits is required, of which at least 18 must not overlap with the primary program. All courses must be taken in the appropriate sequence and passed with a minimum grade of C. Students may declare their intent to follow the Minor program at the beginning of their U2 year. They must then consult with the Academic Adviser for the Human Nutrition Minor in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition to obtain approval for their course selection. Since some courses may not be offered every year and many have prerequisites, students are cautioned to plan their program in advance.

The minor program does not carry professional recognition; therefore, it is not suitable for students wishing to become nutritionists or dietitians. However, successful completion may enable students to qualify for many postgraduate nutrition programs.

Note:

Most courses listed at the 300 level and higher have prerequisites. Although instructors may waive prerequisite(s) in some cases, students are urged to prepare their program of study well before their final year.

Academic Adviser: Professor Linda Wykes

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-042

Telephone: 514-398-7843

Required Courses (6 credits)

NUTR 337 (3) Nutrition Through Life
NUTR 450 (3) Research Methods: Human Nutrition

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits are selected as follows:

3 credits in biochemistry, one of:

ANSC 234 (3) Biochemistry 2
BIOC 311 (3) Metabolic Biochemistry

3 credits in physiology, one of:

ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
PHGY 202 (3) Human Physiology: Body Functions
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

3 credits in nutrition, one of:

ANSC 330 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR 307 (3) Human Nutrition

9 credits are selected as follows:

ANSC 551 (3) Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism
ANSC 552 (3) Protein Metabolism and Nutrition
NUTR 403 (3) Nutrition in Society
NUTR 420 (3) Toxicology and Health Risks
NUTR 436 (2) Nutritional Assessment
NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
NUTR 551 (3) Analysis of Nutrition Data
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease

One of:

MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

One of:

NUTR 430 (3) Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 1
NUTR 431 (3) Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 2
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Minor Programs

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers a number of minor programs.

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