Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This has probably been my favorite course this semester. Not only do I get to get out of the classroom at least once a month and work outside, often with animals, but our professor let us get hands on with a variety of subjects. We went out into a wheat field and plotted its growth, we gutted and filleted tilapia and catfish from our college aquaponics operation, and baked pita out of wheat from our own college farm. And then our professor brought us the fruits of our labor, smoked tilapia and catfish, along with various other products from our farm: baklava made from college honey, popcorn from college corn, oatmeal cookies from college oats, and other treats. I never would have thought that I could learn so much while actually having fun.
The highlights of this course had to be going outside. I actually got to visit the college farm and greenhouses as well as the college forest and the watershed from which our drinking water comes from. I've rounded out my knowledge of agriculture to include things such as tree species, how to gut and fillet fish, and the amount of food that is required to feed the estimated future population of 9 billion.
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Advice for students:
The readings are definitely required. Do not skip them. You will actually learn a lot and you will be quizzed on the material.