Oct 24, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Land, Farming and Community, B.A.


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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.  The final three semesters of the degree program are spent largely in the field, either practicing agriculture or working in a related industry in a Land, Farming and Community practicum.

Requirements for the Land, Farming and Community Major


TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Land, Farming and Community


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • Historical Perspectives
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • Foreign Language I
  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CORE 101

TOTAL (17)

Spring Semester


  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • CORE 102
  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • Foreign Language II
  • SUST 391 - LAND Practicum

TOTAL (15)

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • BIOL 250 - Ecology
  • BIOL 251 - Ecology Lab
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles
  • ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Acct
  • SUST 370 - Agroecology
  • SUST 371 - Agroecology Lab
  • SUST 391 - LAND Practicum
  • MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior

TOTAL (18)

Spring Semester


  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Elective
  • HIST 398 - History of Agriculture
  • THEO 389 - Theologies of Food and Farm
  • SUST 391 - LAND Practicum
  • ENTR 305 - Creativity & Innovation or MGMT 305 - Creativity & Innovation

TOTAL (16)

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • BIOL 210 - General Botany
  • BIOL 211 - General Botany Lab
  • BIOL 270/271 - Introduction To Entomology and Lab or CHEM 102/103 - Chemistry: Environ & Energy and Lab
  • SUST 405 - Sustainable Communities
  • SUST 391 - LAND Practicum
  • ECON 320 - Natural Resource Economics
  • SUST 391 - LAND Practicum

TOTAL (13-17)

Spring Semester


  • ECON 421 - Environment, Econ and Policy
  • SUST 393 - LAND Practicum
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing
  • ENTR 311 - New Venture Planning

TOTAL (15-18)

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • SUST 399 - LAND Practicum
  • SUST 400 - LAND Capstone

Spring Semester


  • SUST 399 - LAND Practicum
  • SUST 400 - LAND Capstone

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the Undergraduate Core Curriculum  requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.
  • Diversity Curriculum Requirement electives may be used to satisfy other elements of the core or major.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.

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