Summer Hybrid Graduate/Professional Course- PSS 311: Introduction to Agroecology- is Open for Registration!

Continuing and Distance Education

(802) 656-2085


Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology

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Registration is open now for PSS 311: Introduction to Agroecology, available as a standalone course, or for credit as part of the 15-credit Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology.

The 4-week, hybrid course with a required residential component that takes place from June 8-13 in Burlington, Vermont presents an in-depth overview of research and applications in the field of agroecology, with a focus on principles-based approaches. The course seeks to provide students with both conceptual and practical content, covering the evolution of the field of agroecology, from its origins to the present, as it gains increasing recognition in scientific, policy, social movement and farming spaces.

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By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the state and evolution of the field of agroecology and engage in the debate on agroecology’s dimensions as a science, a social movement, and a practice
  • Understand and apply a principles-approach to agroecology
  • Understand opportunities and challenges of applying agroecology and PAR in 3 local Vermont farms
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities of applying agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented approach
  • Engage in active peer-to-peer learning with classmates and the diversity of professionals attending the face to face portion of the course

Seats are limited! The course commences May 18th.

Contact us at 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210 with any questions.

The UVM Continuing and Distance Education Team

The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education
322 South Prospect St
Burlington, VT 05405 USA