Themes to learn by – An integrated first year course for Forestry and Land and Food Systems students

Title Themes to learn by - An integrated first year course for Forestry and Land and Food Systems students
Faculty/College/Unit Land & Food Systems
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Christine Scaman
Year 1: Funded Amount 49,918
Year 1: Team Members

Robert Kozak, Wood Science, Professor, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Forestry

Project Summary

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Faculty of Forestry are proposing to develop a first- year 12-18 credit integrated course entitled, “Land One: Integrated Science of Forest, Land and Food Systems”. The course is loosely modeled on the Science One concept, and is expected to attract students who are interested in studying interdisciplinary issues revolving around sustainability, climate change, food security and land use in the context of their first year courses. It is expected that students who partake in this course will see immediate benefits in the feeling connected to their academic ‘home’, being exposed to a wide variety of perspectives, and potentially achieving higher grades throughout their academic careers. The two faculties will work collaboratively to develop and implement this project, with an initial pilot intake of 60 students. The ultimate aim would be have 25% of the respective 1st year student enrollments go through the Land One course.