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ACES 179 DAR - History of Ag in IL Since 1860

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


An introduction to the history of agriculture in the rural Midwest with an emphasis on Illinois based on an analysis of the attitudes of indigenous peoples, immigrants, farmers and agribusiness interests toward land, labor, crop selection and production, and technology. The course compares the regional characteristics of the rural Midwest to other U.S. regions, and explores factors that created the American "breadbasket," a region recognized for the commodities, equipment and ideas that it exports to the world.

Special Instructions:

Special Instructions: One hour LIVE session each week to discuss main points and complete small group discussions. These occur on Wednesdays (7:00-7:50 AM CST from 1/27/2021 thru 3/10/2021 and 8:00-8:50 AM CDT thereafter), via Collaborate (previously Elluminate). Students should have high speed internet connection (preferably not wireless), and a microphone or headset with microphone for course interaction during the LIVE sessions.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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