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Professional Agrology (21 credits)

Offered by: Plant Science     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

This specialization is required for students who wish to qualify for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ). It cannot be taken alone; it must be taken with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and a second specialization in Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water, or with the Major Agricultural Economics and the Agri-business specialization.

Note: Most students will require 21 credits to complete this specialization. In consultation with the Academic Adviser, students taking the Agri-business Specialization will need to take an additional 3 credits, chosen in consultation with the Academic Adviser, such that they meet the minimum requirements of the OAQ. The credits within this specialization may not count towards the student's major or other specialization. All of the 21 or 24 credits count only for this specialization.

Specialization Coordinator: Professor Joann Whalen
Academic Adviser: Dr. Julie Major
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-082
Telephone: 514-398-8380

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • AGRI 330 Agricultural Legislation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : A study of Quebec legislation of importance to the agricultural sector, with emphasis on the reasons why these laws were implemented and on their net effects on this sector. Some Canadian laws will be covered but only inasmuch as they affect Quebec agriculture.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

  • AGRI 410D1 Agrology Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Professional internship (stage) under the supervision of a practicing agrologist.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Julie Major (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGRI 301D1/D2
    • Students must register for both AGRI 410D1 and AGRI 410D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both AGRI 410D1 and AGRI 410D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • AGRI 410D2 Agrology Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : See AGRI 410D1 for course description.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Julie Major (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: AGRI 410D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both AGRI 410D1 and AGRI 410D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • AGRI 430 Professional Practice in Agrology (2 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : This course introduces students to the professional aspects of the practice of agrology. Topics include understanding the responsibilities of agrologists, the broad context and functioning of the Québec agricultural industry, how to deal with clients, colleagues, and understanding legal and regulatory aspects of the profession in Québec.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Julie Major (Winter)

    • Restriction: Students who have completed any of AGRI 221; AGRI 320; AGRI 321; AGRI 420 or AGRI 421 will not be given credit for this course.
    • This course requires the ability to read in French and understand spoken French.
  • AGRI 490 Agri-Food Industry Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Interdisciplinary team project in the agri-food industry.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Julie Major (Fall) Julie Major (Winter) Julie Major (Summer)

Complementary Courses

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9-12 credits

Note: students in Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water Resources specializations must take 9 complementary credits, while students in the Agri-business specialization must take 12 complementary credits.

For students in the Agro-Environmental Sciences major with a specialization in Animal Production, Ecological Agriculture, Plant Production, or Soil and Water Resources:

3 credits from:

  • AGEC 332 Farm Management and Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Managing and financing a farm business. Topics include: the decision making process, farm management and economic concepts, the analysis of financial statements, farm planning and budgeting, input management, investment analysis, risk in financial management, the acquisition and cost of capital.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGEC 331 or AGEC 350
  • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Critical discussion of nutrient utilization by farm animals, an assessment of nutritive value of feeds. Recent developments in nutritional manipulation are discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Yasmin Schuermann, Kevin Wade (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 1-hour lab
    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or ANSC 330 or permission of instructor
  • SOIL 335 Soil Ecology and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Soil Science : The physical and chemical environment of soil organisms; survey of soil microflora and fauna; processes and optimal agronomic systems of management consistent with the goals of ecological agriculture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisites: SOIL 210 or ENVB 210
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Plus 6-9 additional credits, approved by the Academic Adviser, in agricultural sciences or applied agriculture to meet the requirements of the OAQ.

For students in the Agri-business Specialization:

6 credits from:

  • AEBI 212 Evolution and Phylogeny (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : A phylogenetic-based overview of the tree of life and examination of relationships between major taxa, from bacteria and archaea to eukaryotes. Evolution will be discussed via topics including: evolution by natural selection, neo-Darwinism and alternatives, myths and misconceptions in evolution, species and speciation.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Terry A Wheeler (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 212.
  • LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Organization and function of intracellular organelles in eukaryotic cells. Mechanisms of membrane transport. Protein sorting and vesicular transport. Cytoskeleton. DNA and chromosome structure. DNA replication. Mechanisms of RNA and protein synthesis. Control of gene expression. Cell cycle and the control of cell division. Mechanisms of cell communication and signal transduction. Apoptosis. Neuronal signaling.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: A Paula Ribeiro, Jacqueline Bede (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: LSCI 211 and FDSC 230 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  • LSCI 204 Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The course integrates classical, molecular and population genetics of animals, plants, bacteria and viruses. The aim is to understand the flow of genetic information within a cell, within families and in populations. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving based learning. The laboratory exercises will emphasize the interpretation of genetic experimental data.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Benoit Charron (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CELL 204.
    • Pre- or Co-requisite: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211
  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes. Introduction to intermediary metabolism.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Armando Jardim, Elias Georges, Timothy Geary (Fall) Armando Jardim, Elias Georges, Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Co-requisite: FDSC 230
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FDSC 211
  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The occurrence and importance of microorganisms (especially bacteria) in the biosphere. Principles governing growth, death and metabolic activities of microorganisms. An introduction to the microbiology of soil, water, plants, food, man and animals.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MICR 230.

3 credits from:

  • ANSC 451 Dairy and Beef Production Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Overview of the Canadian Dairy and Beef industries with emphasis on products, environment, management systems, reproductive technologies, health, genetic improvement, automation, information recording and use of housing facilities and equipment. Field trips to dairy and beef farms as well as processing units included for illustration and application of concepts.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Debora Santschi, Kevin Wade (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 250 - Principles of Animal Science, or permission of instructor.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students having taken ANSC 450 or ANSC 452. Restricted to U2 or higher.
  • ANSC 458 Swine and Poultry Production (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Application and integration of biological principles of genetics, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, and health of poultry and swine production systems in Canada. Major factors and practices affecting productivity at the different stages of swine and poultry production. Field trips to farms and related enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Raj Duggavathi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 250 - Principles of Animal Science, or permission of instructor.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students having taken ANSC 454 or ANSC 456. Restricted to U2 or higher.

3 credits from:

  • PLNT 300 Cropping Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Application of plant science and soil science to production of agronomic and horticultural crops. Use and sustainability of fertilization, weed control, crop rotation, tillage, drainage and irrigation practices.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Philippe Seguin, Alan K Watson (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: AEBI 210
  • PLNT 302 Forage Crops and Pastures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : Ecology, management, and physiology of forage crops with emphasis on establishment, growth, maintenance, harvesting, and preservation; value as livestock feed in terms of nutritional composition and role in environmental conservation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Philippe Seguin (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PLNT 201 or AEBI 210 or AEBI 211 or WILD 200
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PLNT 331.
  • PLNT 434 Weed Biology and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Plant Science : A study of the biology of undesirable vegetation as related to the principles of prevention and physical, biological, managerial and chemical control. Emphasis on the environmental impact of the different methods of weed control.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Alan K Watson (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: PLNT 201 or AEBI 210
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)