Below, Professor Dennis McLaughlin describes various aspects of how he teaches 1.74 Land, Water, Food, and Climate.
1.74 can be applied toward a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree, but is not required.
Every spring semester
The students' grades were based on the following activities:
Breakdown by Year
A mix of graduate and undergraduate students
Breakdown by Major
Largely Civil & Environmental Engineering students; some from other fields including Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, and Management
Typical Student Background
A mix of American and international students, with varying levels of prior exposure to farms and farming
During an average week, students were expected to spend 6 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:
Met 1 time per week for 3 hours per session; 12 sessions total; mandatory attendance
Out of Class
Students spent time outside of class reading assigned papers and working on their presentations and research projects.