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Undergraduate Programs
Calendar 2004-05


Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, including School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

1 The Faculty

Mission statement: The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to ensure that humanity's present and future food, health and natural resource needs are met while protecting the environment.

1.1 Location

McGill University, Macdonald Campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9
Canada 
Telephone: (514) 398-7928
Website: www.mcgill.ca/macdonald 

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, are located on the Macdonald Campus of McGill in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue at the western end of Montreal Island.
Served by public transport (MUCTC bus and train), it is easily reached from the McGill Downtown Campus and from Dorval (Pierre Elliott Trudeau) International Airport. A McGill intercampus shuttle bus service is also available.

1.2 Administrative Officers

Deborah J.I. Buszard; B.Sc.(Bath), Ph.D.(Lond.)

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus)

William H. Hendershot; B.Sc.(Tor.), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(U.B.C.)

Associate Dean (Academic)

Eric R. Norris; B.S.A.(Tor.), M.Sc.(Guelph), Ph.D.(Mich. St.)

Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

Marcel J. Couture; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc.(Guelph)

Associate Dean (Community Relations)

Diane E. Mather; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Guelph)

Associate Dean (Research)

Gary O'Connell; B.Comm.(C'dia)

Director, Administrative Services

Suzanne Higgins; B.A.(McG.)

Manager,
Admissions and Student Affairs

William R. Ellyett; B.A.(Sir G. Wms.), B.Ed.(Phys.Ed.)(McG.)

Director of Athletics

Philip Lavoie; Dip.Agr., B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.)

Manager, Macdonald Campus Farm

Ginette Legault

Manager, Campus Housing

Peter D.L. Knox; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.)

Supervisor, Property Maintenance

1.3 Programs and Academic Units

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition offer B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in the areas of study of: Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Bioresource Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, and Nutritional Sciences. Also offered are a Diploma in Environment, Certificates in Ecological Agriculture and in Entrepreneurship, and a Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology.

The Faculty is comprised of eight academic units: the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition; the departments of Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Bioresource Engineering, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Natural Resource Sciences, and Plant Science; and the Institute of Parasitology.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is also one of the three faculties in partnership with the McGill School of Environment.

The School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition offers programs in dietetics and nutrition, the former leading to membership in various professional associations. Professional Practice experiences to complete the dietetics practicum are provided in the McGill teaching hospitals and in a wide variety of health, education, business, government and community agencies.

The Institute of Parasitology offers graduate programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees as well as a non-thesis M.Sc.(A) in Biotechnology and a Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology. Major areas of research include the molecular biology, immunology, and population biology of parasites and their hosts and the biochemical pharmacology of antiparasite drugs. The underlying orientation of all research is to apply relevant modern biological techniques to reduce parasite transmission and to improve methods of diagnosis and control. The research background and activities of the staff encompass many disciplines applied to the study of host-parasite interactions of protozoa and helminth parasites of humans, livestock and other animals, as well as cancer biology. The Institute has been designated by the Quebec Government as a Centre for Host-Parasite Interactions.

1.3.1 Internship Opportunities and Co-op Experience

All students in agricultural programs have the opportunity to participate in a summer-long Internship on a farm or related agricultural enterprise. Students who register in the Agricultural Sciences Internship Program benefit from two summers of Internship experience, one on a farm and the other in industry, in research, or with an accredited agrologist.

Most undergraduate programs offered in the Faculty include the opportunity for a Co-op work experience. Internships and Co-op experience both involve a work placement of a minimum 12 weeks' duration where the student is exposed to the main areas of operation of the employer. Each work placement is unique, and the student benefits from a program developed by both the employer and the instructor exclusively for that individual student.

Students who register for a Co-op experience benefit from practical learning arising from work-term employment in a meaningful job situation. Students also benefit from the non-tangible learning experience arising from the increased responsibilities required to obtain and successfully complete the work term.

1.3.2 Exchange Programs

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences participates in all university-wide student exchange programs available at McGill and also has faculty-specific exchange programs. For more information, please see "Exchange Programs" .

1.4 Macdonald Campus Facilities

Morgan Arboretum

The Morgan Arboretum has over 245 hectares of managed and natural woodlands and tree plantations used for environmental research and teaching in a wide range of courses. Groups of all the Canadian native trees and many useful and important exotics are also present. The Arboretum features three self-guided interpretation trails, 20 kilometres of wooded trails, a variety of forest ecosystems, soil and water conservation projects, forest operations such as plantation management, timber harvesting and maple syrup production, and related forestry-wildlife ecological activities. A nature interpretation program is offered.

Macdonald Campus Library

Located in the Barton Building, Macdonald Campus Library's collection encompasses a wide variety of resources in agriculture, food and animal science, nutrition, entrepreneurship, the environment, ecology, plant science, and biotechnology. The library is a depository for many print and electronic government publications. All computers provide access to the online catalogue (MUSE), databases, electronic journals and resources, as well as the Internet. In the electronic classroom, students can do research, write papers, and save documents. The library is a wireless zone allowing students to use laptops that have wireless network interface cards. There are designated areas in the library that allow laptops to connect to the McGill server and Internet via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Students can request articles or books through the interlibrary loan service. For their convenience the forms are available online. Reference service is available to assist users in obtaining necessary print or electronic resources, and a comprehensive library instruction service is provided throughout the year. For further information about Macdonald Campus Library visit the website at www.mcgill.ca/macdonald-library or feel free to drop by.

Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory

Originally established in 1914 and formerly housed in the Redpath Museum, the Lyman Entomological Museum was moved to the Macdonald Campus in 1961. It houses the largest university collection of insects in Canada, second in size only to the National Collection. The Museum also has an active graduate research program in association with the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. Study facilities are available, on request from the Curator, to all bona fide students of entomology. Visits by other interested parties can also be arranged by calling (514) 398-7914.

Brace Centre for Water Resources Management

The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management is located on the Macdonald Campus. It is a multidisciplinary and advanced research and training centre of McGill University, dedicated to solving problems of water management related to the environment climate change and rural development. It brings together staff from several McGill faculties to undertake research, teaching, specialized training, and policy and strategic studies, both in Canada and internationally. The Centre draws on the wide range of facilities available within the University.

2 Summary of Academic Programs

2.1 Outline of Academic Programs

Programs leading to five degrees are offered on the Macdonald Campus, with Majors associated with each degree. In addition, Certificates are offered in Ecological Agriculture and in Entrepreneurship.

Note:

To reflect the increase in non-agricultural programs offered by the Faculty, the degree designation Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, B.Sc.(Agr.) was recently changed to Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, B.Sc.(Agr.Env.Sc.).

2.1.1 Major Programs

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - B.Sc.(Agr.Env.Sc.)

This is a three-year, 90-credit program (or 96 credits for the Agricultural Sciences Internship program), following the Diploma of Collegial Studies and leading to professional qualification in Agricultural Science or in one of its related specialized branches in Biological Science, Environmental Science or Renewable Resources.

Graduates of programs marked with an asterisk * are eligible for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec and other provincial Institutes of Agriculture.

*AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS MAJOR  
	Agribusiness Option
Agricultural Systems Option
Natural Resource Economics Option 
*Agricultural Sciences Majors
General Option
Ecological Agriculture Option
International Option
Soils Option
Agricultural Biotechnology Option 
*Agricultural Sciences Internship Major
General Option
Ecological Agriculture Option
International Option
Soils Option
Agricultural Biotechnology Option 
Animal Biology Major 
*Animal Science Major 
Applied Zoology Major 
Botanical Science Major
Ecology Option
Molecular Option 
Environmental Biology Major 
Environment Major, under McGill School of Environment
Biodiversity and Conservation Domain
Ecological Determinants of Health Domain
Environmetrics Domain
*Food Production and Environment Domain
Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change Do-
main
Renewable Resource Management Domain
Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain 
Microbiology Major 
*Plant Science Major 
Resource Conservation Major 
Wildlife Biology Major 

Bachelor of Engineering in Bioresource Engineering - B.Eng.(Bioresource)

This is normally a three-and-one-half year (109-credit) program following the Diploma of Collegial Studies in Sciences and leading to professional qualification in both Bioresource Engineering and Agrology.

Bioresource Engineering Major, see page 325. 

Bachelor of Science in Food Science - B.Sc.(F.Sc.)

This is a three-year (90-credit) program following the Diploma of Collegial Studies leading to professional qualification in Food Science.

Food Science Major 

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences - B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)

Two programs are offered by the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, a three-year (90-credit) program for Nutrition and a three-and-one-half-year (115 credit) program for Dietetics, following the Diploma of Collegial Studies.

Dietetics Major 
Nutrition Major
Nutritional Biochemistry 
Global Nutrition 
Food Function and Safety 
Sports Nutrition 

2.1.2 Minor Programs

Minor in Agricultural Economics. 
Minor in Agricultural Engineering. 
Minor in Agricultural Production. 
Minor in Ecological Agriculture. 
MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 
Minor in Environment, under McGill School of Environment. 
Environmental Engineering Minor. 
Minor in Human Nutrition. 

2.1.3 Certificate Programs

Certificate in Ecological Agriculture. 
Certificate in Entrepreneurship. 

2.1.4 Diploma Programs

Farm Management and Technology Program. 
Diploma in Environment, under McGill School of Environment. 

2.2 Environmental Sciences Programs

McGill School of Environment (MSE)

The MSE is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Science. It offers a B.Eng.(Bioresource) Major in Environment, B.Sc. Major in Environment, a B.A. Faculty Program in Environment, a Minor in Environment and a Diploma in Environment. Many of the MSE programs allow students to choose to study exclusively on the Macdonald or downtown campuses, or to take advantage of both.

A list of the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Domains is given under section 2.1.1 "Major Programs". Further information on all programs is given under the McGill School of Environment.

Other Environmental Programs at Macdonald Campus

A number of other integrated environmental science programs are also offered on the Macdonald Campus. The objective of these interdepartmental programs is to provide the student with a well-rounded training in a specific interdisciplinary subject as well as the basis for managing the natural resource. The programs include:

Agricultural Economics Major, Natural Resource Economics 
Option 
Applied Zoology Major
Botanical Science Major 
Environmental Biology Major
Microbiology Major
Resource Conservation Major
Wildlife Biology Major

3 Application and Admission Requirements

The programs in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, are normally of three years' duration following the completion of a two-year Quebec post-secondary Collegial program (CEGEP).

Holders of the Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) are considered for admission to the first year of a program requiring the completion of a minimum of 90 credits - 96 credits for Agricultural Sciences Major Internship Options, 109 credits for Bioresource Engineering, and 115 credits for Dietetics. Students who complete the "DEC en sciences, lettres et arts" may be considered for any university program. Students who have completed a technical or professional DEC will be considered on an individual basis.

Based upon entry with the appropriate DEC, the B.Sc.(Agr. Env.Sc.) and the B.Sc.(F.Sc.) are both three-year programs. The B.Eng.(Bioresource) is normally a three-and-one-half-year program. Two B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) programs are offered, a three-year program for Nutrition, and a three-and-one-half-year program for Dietetics.

Students from outside Quebec who are admitted on the basis of a high school diploma enter a program which is extended by one year to include the 30 credits of the Freshman Year (see section 5.1 "Freshman Major"). Advanced standing of up to 30 credits may be granted to students who obtain satisfactory results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement Tests, or Advanced Level Examinations.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications on-line at www.mcgill.ca/applying.

Please note that the same application is used for all undergraduate programs at McGill and two program choices can be entered.

For information, or to obtain a printed application package for students unable to apply via the Web, contact:

Student Affairs Office
Macdonald Campus of McGill University
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9 
Telephone: (514) 398-7928
E-mail: studentinfo@macdonald.mcgill.ca
Website: www.mcgill.ca/macdonald 

More specific information on application deadlines and admission requirements can be found on the Web or under Admission Requirements.

4 Student Information

4.1 Student Services

Students who study on Macdonald Campus may make full use of all McGill Student Services. The Office of the Dean of Students, in cooperation with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, offers students direct access to several services, see Student Services - Macdonald Campus .

Further information can be found via the Faculty Website www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/resources/studentservices and the Student Services Website www.mcgill.ca/stuserv.

4.2 Macdonald Campus Residences

For more than 90 years, residence life has been an integral part of Macdonald Campus activities. Students may apply for residence in either of two distinctive facilities:

Laird Hall, with a capacity of more than 210 students, is arranged on a co-educational basis and provides single and double room accommodation for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The EcoResidence, Canada's first ecologically friendly student residence and recent winner of the Prix d'excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec, accommodates 100 students in apartment-style living.

For further information, please refer to University Residences - Macdonald Campus or the Faculty Website, www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/resources, or e-mail: residences@ macdonald.mcgill.ca.

4.3 Extracurricular Activities

All undergraduate, postgraduate, and Farm Management and Technology students are members of the Macdonald Campus Students' Society. The MCSS, through the 19-member Students' Council, is involved in numerous campus activities such as social events, academic affairs, and the coordination of clubs and organizations. Student life is informal and friendly and student groups range from the Outdoor Adventure Club to the Photography Society. Major social events include Orientation, Halloween Party and Winter Carnival. The Ceilidh, a student-run bar located in the Centennial Centre, is open every Thursday night.

The Centennial Centre is the students' building and the centre of student life, offering facilities for student activities, such as meeting rooms, a Yearbook room, pool tables, great places to relax, listen to music and meet friends. Also located in the Centre are the Students' Council offices, an information desk, the Robber's Roost Campus Bookstore and cafeteria.

4.4 Student Conduct and Discipline

The Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus) and Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has jurisdiction over all offenses committed by students registered at Macdonald and over all offenses committed by students on or about the Macdonald Campus. Directors of residences have jurisdiction over all offenses committed in or about their respective residences. The Disciplinary Officer for residence offenses on the Macdonald Campus is the Director, Academic and Administrative Services.

Students found guilty of improper conduct, violation of rules or willful damage to persons or property, shall be liable to discipline as set forth in the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures as printed in the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities. A copy of the Handbook can be found on the Web at www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/documents or obtained from the Student Affairs Office or the Macdonald Campus Student Services Office. The Code specifies that discipline may include: imposition of fines or assessments for damage caused by individuals or groups; posting of security for good behaviour; reprimand; imposition of conduct probation; suspension or expulsion from classes or residence; expulsion from the University.

4.5 Fees

The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in its published scale of tuition, residence and other fees.

All certified cheques, money orders, etc., should be drawn to the order of McGill University, and made payable in Canadian funds. Payment of student fees can also be made through any Chartered Bank in Canada.

The University shall have no obligation to issue any transcript of record, award any diploma or re-register a student in case of non-payment of tuition fees, library fines, residence fees, or loans on their due date.

Tuition Fees

General information on Tuition and other fees will be found under Fees.

Other Expenses

In addition to tuition fees and the cost of accommodation and meals, students should be prepared to spend a minimum of $1,000 (dependent on program) on prescribed textbooks and classroom supplies. These may be purchased at the Campus Bookstore in Centennial Centre.

Uniforms are required for food laboratories. Students in the B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) program will be advised of the uniform requirements on acceptance or promotion.

4.6 Immunization for Dietetics Majors

Students in the Dietetics Major are required to complete the Compulsory Immunization Program for Health Care students prior to registration. Participation in Professional Practices (Stages) in Dietetics will only be permitted for those students who have completed all immunization requirements.

4.7 Language Requirement for Professions

Quebec law requires that candidates seeking admission to provincially-recognized Quebec professional corporations or orders possess a working knowledge of the French language, i.e. be able to communicate verbally and in writing in that language. Agrologists, Chemists, Dietitians, and Engineers are among those within this group.

For additional information,see "Language Requirements for Professions" .

5 Faculty Information and Regulations

Each student in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences must be aware of the Faculty Regulations as stated in this Calendar.

While departmental and faculty advisers and staff are always available to give advice and guidance, the ultimate responsibility for completeness and correctness of course selection and registration, for compliance with, and completion of program and degree requirements, and for the observance of regulations and deadlines rests with the student. It is the student's responsibility to seek guidance if in any doubt; misunderstanding or misapprehension will not be accepted as cause for dispensation from any regulation, deadline, program or degree requirement.

5.1 Freshman Major

Students entering university for the first time from schools other than the Quebec CEGEP level will be required to complete the 30 credits listed below before selecting a subject Major.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses - Fall
 
14.5
AEBI 120
General Biology
3.0
 
AEMA 101
Calculus 1
3.0
 
AEPH 112
Introductory Physics 1
4.0
 
AGRI 195*
Freshman Seminar 1
0.5
 
FDSC 230
Organic Chemistry
4.0
 
Required Courses - Winter
 
12.5
AEMA 102
Calculus 2
4.0
 
AEPH 114
Introductory Physics 2
4.0
 
AGRI 196*
Freshman Seminar 2
0.5
 
FDSC 110
Inorganic Chemistry
4.0
 
Elective - Winter
 
3.0
Elective
AEBI 202 Cellular Biology must be substituted for students in programs in the B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) degree.
ABEN 103 Linear Algebra must be substituted for students in the B.Eng.(Bioresource) degree.
3.0
 
Total Credits
30.0
* AGRI 195 and AGRI 196 are required for all freshmen excluding Dietetics and Nutrition students.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

5.2 Academic Advisers

Before registration, all students entering the Faculty must consult with the Academic Adviser of their program for selection and scheduling of required, complementary, and elective courses.

The Academic Adviser will normally continue to act in this capacity during the whole of the student's studies in the Faculty.

5.3 Minimum Credit Requirement

Each student's minimum credit requirement for the degree is determined at the time of acceptance and is specified in the letter of admission or its attached documentation.

Normally, Quebec students who have completed the Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) or equivalent diploma are admitted to the first year of a program requiring the completion of a minimum of 90 credits - 96 credits for Agricultural Sciences Major Internship Options, 109 credits for Bioresource Engineering, and 115 credits for Dietetics.

Students from outside Quebec who are admitted on the basis of a high school diploma enter a program that is extended by one year to include the 30 credits of Freshman Major. Advanced standing of up to 30 credits may be granted to students who obtain satisfactory results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement Tests or Advanced Level Examinations under certain conditions; refer to section 3 "Application and Admission Requirements". Students in the B.Sc. (Ag.Env.Sc.) must take a minimum of two-thirds of their course credits within the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

5.4 Categories of Students

Full-Time Students

Full-time students in satisfactory standing take a minimum of 12 credits per term.

Full-time students in probationary standing are not normally permitted to take more than 14 credits per term. In exceptional circumstances the Committee on Academic Standing may give permission to attempt more.

Part-time Students

Part-time students carry fewer than 12 credits per term. New students apply through the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty and the applicant must have the qualifications to enter a full-time program.

5.5 Academic Standing

All students are required to give satisfactory evidence of mastery of the material of lectures and laboratories. Examinations are normally held at the end of each course but other methods of evaluation may also be used. The grade assigned for a course represents the standing of the student in all the work of the course.

5.6 Examinations

Students should refer to Examinations for information about final examinations and deferred examinations.

Every student has a right to write essays, examinations and theses in English or in French except in courses where knowledge of a language is one of the objects of the course.

Oral presentations made as part of course requirements shall be in English.

5.6.1 Reassessments and Rereads

In accordance with the Charter of Student Rights, and subject to the conditions stated therein, students have the right to consult any written submission for which they have received a mark as well as the right to discuss this submission with the examiner.

If, after discussion with the instructor, students request a formal final examination re-read, they must apply in writing to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs). The following conditions apply:

Application for rereads must be made by March 31 for Fall Term courses and by September 30 for Winter Term and Summer Term courses. Students are assessed a fee for formal rereads. Any request to have term work re-evaluated must be made directly to the instructor concerned. Students should consult the Student Affairs Office for further information.

5.6.2 Deferred Examinations

The Faculty offers deferred exams for the Fall and Winter period. Verify date in Calendar of Dates and consult the Student Affairs Office for procedures.

5.7 Credit System

The credit assigned to a particular course reflects the amount of effort it demands of the student. As a guideline, one credit would represent approximately 45 hours total work per course. This is, in general, a combination of lecture hours and other contact hours such as laboratory periods, tutorials and problem periods as well as personal study hours.

Please refer to Credit System.

5.8 Academic Credit Transfer

Transfer of credits (maximum of 30) based on courses taken at other institutions before entrance to this Faculty is made by the Admissions Committee prior to entrance.

Transfer of credits may be made for work at other educational institutions during a student's attendance at McGill University. Permission to apply such credits to a McGill program must be secured by the student before the work is undertaken. Prior Approval forms are available in the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty. Grades obtained in such courses do not enter into calculations of grade point averages (GPA) in this Faculty.

Exemption from a required or complementary course on the basis of work completed at another institution must be approved by both the Academic Adviser and the instructor of the appropriate McGill course.

Full-time students may, with the written approval of the Student Affairs Office, register for 3 credits, or exceptionally 6 credits, in each term at any university in the province of Quebec. These courses successfully completed with a minimum grade of C (according to the standards of the university giving the course), will be recognized for the purpose of the degree but the grades obtained will not enter into calculations of GPA in this Faculty. For further details, see "Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreement (IUT)" .

5.9 Regulations re Second Academic Programs

While registered in a Major in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, a student may pursue a second set of courses of greater scope than a Minor (e.g., Faculty Program, Major, Honours Program, Major Concentration) in either this faculty or another faculty. Application for a second academic program shall be made to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) in the Student Affairs Office, 106 Laird Hall. Following are the regulations and procedures for Second Academic Programs:

5.10 Academic Standing

5.11 Course Change Information

5.12 Graduate Courses Available to Undergraduates

Undergraduates wishing to take such courses must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.20.

5.13 Attendance and Conduct in Class

Matters of discipline connected with, or arising from, the general arrangement for teaching are under the jurisdiction of the Dean of the Faculty or Director of the School concerned.

Students may be admonished by a professor or instructor for dishonest or improper conduct or may be reported to the Dean or Director concerned for disciplinary action.

Punctual attendance at all classes, laboratory periods, tests, etc., is expected of all students. Absences are excused only on grounds of necessity or illness, of which proof may be required. Special attention is called to the fact that the completion of all laboratory work is obligatory and the opportunity to make up work missed will be provided only in the case of properly excused absences.

The Faculty has the power to refuse examination to those students who persist in absenting themselves from classes without permission.

Students are requested not to make application for additional leave either before or after holiday periods, as such leaves are granted only in case of illness or other exceptional circumstances.

5.14 Degree Requirements

To be eligible for a B.Eng.(Bioresource), B.Sc.(Agr.Env.Sc.), B.Sc.(F.Sc.), or B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) degree, students must have passed, or achieved exemption in, all required and complementary courses of the program. They must have a CGPA of at least 2.00.

They must have completed the minimum credit requirement for the degree as specified in their letter of admission or its attached documentation, see section 5.3 "Minimum Credit Requirement". At least 60 of these credits must have been taken at McGill.

In addition, students in the Dietetics program must have completed the stages of professional formation.

Students majoring in Bioresource Engineering are also required to have at least 650 hours' experience in some phase of agricultural engineering work approved by the Bioresource Engineering Department.

5.15 Distinction or Great Distinction

Students in Major programs whose academic performance is appropriate may be awarded their degrees with Distinction or Great Distinction under the following conditions:

5.16 Dean's Honour List

The designation Dean's Honour List may be awarded to graduating students under the following conditions:

5.17 Medals and Prizes

Various medals, scholarships and prizes are open to graduating students. No application is required. Full details of these are set out in the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar, available in the Student Affairs Office, Laird Hall, Room 106 or on the Web at www.mcgill.ca.

6 Academic Programs

6.1 Department of Agricultural Economics

Raymond Building - Room R3-019
Telephone: (514) 398-7820
Fax: (514) 398-8130
Website: www.agrenv.mcgill.ca/agrecon 
Chair
John C. Henning
Associate Professors
Laurence Baker, John C. Henning, Paul Thomassin
Assistant Professor
Ka-Yan Diana Mok
Lecturers
Joan Marshall, Marielle Savard
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS MAJOR

Increasingly complex economic problems facing the agriculture and food system and our natural environment have intensified the need for specialized knowledge and training in the field of agricultural economics. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, analytical and decision-making skills required in a career in agribusiness, resource management, international development, and research. The selection of courses from the agribusiness, agricultural system or natural resource economics options permits a degree of specialization along those lines, in conjunction with the core courses listed below.

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ) if they fulfill the agronomic course requirements (consult the academic adviser).

Core Required Courses:
39 credits
Core Complementary Courses:
12 credit.
 
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
39
AGEC 200
Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
AGEC 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
 
AGEC 230
Agricultural and Food Marketing
3
 

AGEC 231

Economic Systems of Agriculture
3
 
AGEC 242
Management Theories and Practices
3
 
AGEC 320
Economics of Agricultural Production
3
 
AGEC 333
Resource Economics
3
 
AGEC 343
Accounting and Cost Control
3
 
AGEC 425
Agricultural Econometrics
3
 
AGEC 430
Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
3
 
AGEC 440
Advanced Agriculture and Food Marketing
3
 
AGEC 442
Economics of International Agricultural Development
3
 
AGEC 491
Research Seminar in Agricultural Economics
3
 
Complementary Courses:
 
12
One course in introductory statistics course (approved by adviser)
3
 
plus 9 credits chosen from the following list
9
 
ABEN 300
(3)
Elements of Agricultural Engineering
 
ANSC 250
(3)
Principles of Animal Science
   
FDSC 200
(3)
Introduction to Food Science
   
PLNT 211
(3)
Principles of Plant Science
   
SOIL 210
(3)
Principles of Soil Science
   
AGRIBUSINESS OPTION

Whether one has interests in agricultural supply, production, marketing, finance, food processing or retailing, professional management skills are the key to success. The agribusiness option prepares students for managerial responsibility by drawing on the resources of both the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. This special partnership provides students with not only a first-class business training but also a specialization in the field of agriculture.

Core Required and Complementary Courses:
51 credits
Option Required and Complementary Courses:
21 credits
Electives:
to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Option Required Courses:
 
12
AGEC 331
Farm Business Management
3
 
AGEC 350
Agricultural Finance
3
 
AGEC 450
Agriculture Business Management
3
 
AGEC 453
Venture Capital Opportunities
3
 
Option Complementary Courses:
 
9
9 credits chosen from the following list:
9
 
ACCT 311
(3)
Financial Accounting 1
   
ACCT 313
(3)
Management Accounting 1
   
AGEC 344
(3)
Entreprenurial Leadership
   
BUSA 364
(3)
Business Law 1
   
FINE 448
(3)
Derivatives and Risk Management
   
MGCR 341
(3)
Finance 1
 
MGCR 382
(3)
International Business
 
MRKT 451
(3)
Marketing Research
   
NUTR 446
(3)
Applied Human Resources
   

AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS OPTION

The smooth functioning of the agriculture and food system requires good market analysis and appropriate policy and program development and management in the public sector. Agricultural economists are called upon to perform these tasks, utilizing their knowledge of the economic forces that affect the industry and the methods of analysis to predict the outcome of the numerous changes that occur. The agricultural systems orientation is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of the many dimensions of agriculture and food systems, including economic development, international agriculture, and food and agricultural policy.

Core Required and Complementary Courses:
51 credits.
Option Required and Complementary Courses:
21 credits.
Electives:
to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Option Required Courses:
 
12
AGEC 331
Farm Business Management
3
 
AGEC 350
Agricultural Finance
3
 
AGEC 450
Agriculture Business Management
3
 
AGRI 340
Principles of Ecological Agriculture
3
 
Option Complementary Courses:
 
9
9 credits chosen from the following list:
9
 
AGEC 344
(3)
Entreprenurial Leadership
   
AGRI 210
(3)
Agro-Ecological History
   
AGRI 411
(3)
International Agriculture
   
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
   
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
NUTR 207
(3)
Nutrition and Health
   
Natural Resource Economics Option

This option integrates biological sciences and environmental decision making with the economics of natural resource use and development. The natural resource economics option is intended to prepare students for careers in the management of natural resources and the analysis of natural resource problems and policies.

Core Required and Complementary Courses:
51 credits.
Option Required and Complementary Courses:
32 credits.
Electives:

to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Option Required Courses:
 
12
AEMA 306
Mathematical Methods in Ecology
3
 
NRSC 333
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution
3
 
NRSC 437
Assessing Environmental Impact
3
 
WILD 205
Principles of Ecology
3
 

Option Complementary Courses:
 
9
9 credits chosen from the following list:
9
 
AGEC 344
(3)
Entreprenurial Leadership
   
AGRI 210
(3)
Agro-Ecological History
   
ECON 405
(3)
Natural Resource Economics
   
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
   
NRSC 201
(3)
Introductory Meteorology
   
NUTR 361
(3)
Environmental Toxicology
   
WILD 415
(3)
Conservation Law
   
WILD 421
(3)
Wildlife Conservation
   

Minor in Agricultural Economics

A Minor in Agricultural Economics will complement a student's education in four ways. First, as a social science, Economics will provide an alternative perspective for students in the Faculty. Second, the Minor will provide an excellent foundation of the workings of the economy at large. Third, it will aid students to understand the business environment surrounding the agri-food industry. Finally, it will challenge students to analyze the interaction between the agricultural economy and the natural resource base.

General Regulations:

To obtain a Minor in Agricultural Economics, students must:

Required Courses:
12 credits
Complementary Courses:
12 credits
   
CREDITS
Required Courses
 
12
AGEC 200
Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
AGEC 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
 
AGEC 230
Agricultural and Food Marketing
3
 
AGEC 231
Economic Systems of Agriculture
3
 

Complementary Courses
12
Chosen in consultation with the academic adviser for the Minor from the offerings of the Department of Agricultural Economics.
 
AGEC 242
(3)
Management Theories and Practices
AGEC 320
(3)
Economics of Agriculture Production
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics
 
AGEC 343
(3)
Accounting and Cost Control
   
AGEC 350
(3)
Agricultural Finance
   
AGEC 425
(3)
Agricultural Econometrics
   
AGEC 430
(3)
Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
 
AGEC 440
(3)
Advanced Agricultural and Food Marketing
AGEC 442
(3)
Economics of International Development
 
AGEC 450
(3)
Agriculture Business Management
   
AGEC 491
(3)
Research Seminar in Agricultural Economics
AGEC 492
(3)
Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
 

MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Academic Adviser:	Robert Oxley 

The Minor is concerned with the genesis and development of entrepreneurial activities. It deals with marketing, finance, organization, and policy in the development and expansion of small businesses in the agri-food and environment sectors. This 24-credit Minor will be of interest to students who wish to develop the skills and perspectives necessary to be successful in an entrepreneurial environment, whether it be self-employed in a start-up business or within an established corporation that employs entrepreneurial management strategies.

Students are advised, during the U1 year, to consult their Major Program adviser and the academic adviser of the Minor. At the time of registration for the U2 year, students must declare their intent to obtain the Minor. With the agreement of their Major Program adviser they must submit their program of courses already taken, and to be taken, to the academic adviser of the Minor. The academic adviser of the Minor will then certify which courses the student will apply toward the Minor and confirm that the student's program conforms with the requirements of the Minor.

General Regulations:

To obtain a Minor in Entrepreneurship, students must:

Required Courses
(24 credits)
AGEC 200
(3)
Principles of Microeconomics
AGEC 230
(3)
Agricultural and Food Marketing
AGEC 242
(3)
Management Theories and Practices
AGEC 343
(3)
Accounting and Cost Control
AGEC 344
(3)
Entrepreneurial Leadership
AGEC 450
(3)
Agriculture Business Management
AGEC 453
(3)
Venture Capital Opportunities
NUTR 446
(3)
Applied Human Resources
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Academic Adviser:	Robert Oxley 

This 30-credit Certificate Program is very similar to the Minor Program and is concerned with the genesis and development of entrepreneurial activities. It deals with marketing, finance, organization, and policy in the development and expansion of small businesses in the agri-food and environment sectors. The Certificate will be of interest to students who already hold a bachelor's degree and wish to develop the skills and perspectives necessary to be successful in an entrepreneurial environment, whether it be self-employed in a start-up business or within an established corporation that employs entrepreneurial management strategies.

Students holding a B.Sc. in agriculture or a related area are eligible to register for this program provided that they are otherwise acceptable for admission to the University. Students who have completed the Minor in Entrepreneurship are not permitted to register for this program.

General Regulations

To obtain a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, students must offer a minimum total of 30 credits from the courses as given below.

Required Courses:
27 credits
Complementary Course:

3 credits

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
27
AGEC 200
Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
AGEC 230
Agricultural and Food Marketing
3
 
AGEC 242
Management Theories and Practices
3
 
AGEC 343
Accounting and Cost Control
3
 
AGEC 344
Entrepreneurial Leadership
3
 
AGEC 450
Agriculture Business Management
3
 
AGEC 453
Venture Capital Opportunities
3
 
AGEC 492
Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
3
 
NUTR 446
Applied Human Resources
3
 

Complementary Course:
 
3
one of the following courses:
   
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
   
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
   
RELG 270
(3)
Religious Ethics and the Environment
   

6.2 Department of Animal Science

Macdonald Stewart Building - Room MS1-084
Telephone: (514) 398-7794
Fax: (514) 398-7964
E-mail: animal.science@mcgill.ca
Website: www.mcgill.ca/animal 
Chair
Xin Zhao
Emeritus Professor
John E. Moxley
Professors
Roger B. Buckland, Eduardo R. Chavez, Bruce R. Downey, Kwet Fane Ng Kwai Hang, Flannan Hayes, Urs Kuhnlein
Associate Professors
Roger I. Cue, Humberto G. Monardes, Leroy E. Phillip, Kevin Wade, David Zadworny, Xin Zhao (William Dawson Scholar)
Assistant Professors
Vilceu Bordignon, René Lacroix (PT), Arif F. Mustafa, Ciro Ruiz-Feria
Associate Member
Ri-Cheng Chian
Adjunct Professors
Pierre Lacasse, Daniel Lefebvre, Bruce Murphy

The Department of Animal Science offers Majors in Animal Science and Animal Biology.

Animal Science Major

Academic Advisers:	K.M. Wade (U1), K.F. Ng-Kwai-Hang (U2), 
E.R. Chavez (U3) 

The curriculum in Animal Science involves intensive training in both the basic and applied biological sciences as related to domestic animals and qualifies the graduate for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec and other professional organizations. Graduates generally enter agricultural industries, mainly sales and marketing, government service (Provincial or Federal), extension, teaching or post-graduate studies. Some students go on to study veterinary medicine. Students are strongly advised to obtain at least 3 months' practical experience on a commercial livestock farm before graduation.

Required Courses:
63 credits
Complementary Courses:
6 credits
Electives:
selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
63
ABEN 322
Organic Waste Management
3
 
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
 
AGEC 200
Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
AGRI 341
Ecological Agriculture Systems
3
 
ANSC 250
Principles of Animal Science
3
 
ANSC 301
Principles of Animal Breeding
3
 
ANSC 312
Animal Health and Disease
3
 
ANSC 323
Mammalian Physiology
4
 
ANSC 324
Animal Reproduction
3
 
ANSC 330
Fundamentals of Nutrition
3
 
ANSC 433
Animal Nutrition
3
 
ANSC 450
Dairy Cattle Production
3
 
ANSC 452
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
3
 
ANSC 454
Swine Production
3
 
ANSC 456
Poultry Production
3
 
ANSC 495D1
Seminar
1
 
ANSC 495D2
Seminar
1
 
FDSC 211
Biochemistry 1
3
 
MICR 230
Microbial World
3
 
PLNT 211
Principles of Plant Science
3
 
SOIL 210
Principles of Soil Science
3
 
WILD 375
Issues: Environmental Sciences
3
 

Complementary Courses:
 
6
One Ethics course:
3
 
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
 
or RELG 270
(3)
Religious Ethics and the Environment
   
One additional Economics course
3

Animal Biology Major
Academic Adviser:	H. Monardes 

The Animal Biology Major is directed towards students who wish to further their studies in the basic biology of the larger mammals and birds. Successful completion of the program will enable students to qualify in applying to most professional schools in North America, to post-graduate schools in a variety of biological-oriented programs, and to work in most laboratory settings. The program is not intended for students wishing to become professional agrologists.

Required Courses:
34 credits
Complementary Courses:
24 credits, minimum
Electives:
selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
34
AEBI 202
Cellular Biology
3
 
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
 
ANSC 234
Biochemistry 2
3
 
ANSC 250
Principles of Animal Science
3
 
ANSC 251
Comparative Anatomy
3
 
ANSC 323
Mammalian Physiology
4
 
ANSC 330
Fundamentals of Nutrition
3
 
ANSC 495D1
Seminar
1
 
ANSC 495D2
Seminar
1
 
CELL 204
Genetics
4
 
FDSC 211
Biochemistry 1
3
 
MICR 230
Microbial World
3
 
.
Complementary Courses:
min. 24
A minimum of 24 credits selected from the following list in consultation with the Academic Adviser:
   
ANSC 301
(3)
Principles of Animal Breeding
   
ANSC 312
(3)
Animal Health and Disease
   
ANSC 324
(3)
Animal Reproduction
   
ANSC 400
(3)
Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses
   
ANSC 424
(3)
Metabolic Endocrinology
   
ANSC 433
(3)
Animal Nutrition
   
ANSC 460
(3)
Biology of Lactation
   
MICR 341
(3)
Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
   
NRSC 550
(3)
Veterinary and Medical Entomology
   
PARA 438
(3)
Immunology
   
WILD 307
(3)
Natural History of Vertebrates
   
WILD 311
(3)
Ethology
   
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology
   
WILD 424
(3)
Parasitology
   
or WILD 350
(3)
Mammalogy
The student may replace up to 12 credits of the complementary courses listed above by choosing, with the student adviser's approval, any course offerings (300 level or higher) in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology, and Psychology. Any prerequisites for these courses must be taken as electives.

6.3 Department of Bioresource Engineering

Macdonald Stewart Building - Room MS1-027
Telephone: (514) 398-7773
Fax: (514) 398-8387
E-mail: robert.kok@mcgill.ca
Website: www.mcgill.ca/agreng 
Chair
Robert Kok
Emeritus Professor
Robert S. Broughton
Professors
Suzelle Barrington, Robert Kok, Chandra Madramootoo (James McGill Professor), Edward McKyes, Shiv O. Prasher (James McGill Professor), G.S. Vijaya Raghavan (James McGill Professor)
Associate Professors
Robert B. Bonnell (Brace Centre for Water Resources Management), Eric R. Norris, John D.J. Sheppard
Assistant Professor
Michael O. Ngadi (William Dawson Scholar), Ning Wang
BIORESOURCE Engineering Major

The Department of Bioresource Engineering collaborates with other departments and the Faculty of Engineering in providing courses of instruction for a curriculum in Bioresource Engineering. Graduates qualify for registration as professional engineers in any province of Canada.

Via the appropriate choice of elective course sets, a particular area of study may be emphasized. Principal options are: Bio-Environmental Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Food and Bioprocess Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering.

All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C, and one term is spent taking courses from the Faculty of Engineering on the McGill Downtown Campus.

Students also have the opportunity to pursue a Minor. Several possibilities are: Agricultural Production, Environment, Ecological Agriculture, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Construction Engineering and Management, Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Engineering. Details of these Minors can be found in the Faculty of Engineering Minor Programs and Choice of Electives or Complementary Courses. To complete a Minor, it is necessary to spend at least one extra term beyond the normal requirements of the B.Eng.(Bioresource) program.

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Required Courses:
50 credits
Complementary Courses:
61 credits
 
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
50
ABEN 205
Elements of Bioresource Engineering
3
 
ABEN 210
Mechanical Analysis and Design
3
 
ABEN 252
Computing for Engineers
3
 
ABEN 301
Biothermodynamics
3
 
ABEN 305
Fluid Mechanics
3
 
ABEN 312
Electric Circuits and Machines
3
 
ABEN 319
Engineering Mathematics
3
 
ABEN 327
Bio-Environmental Engineering
3
 
ABEN 341
Mechanics of Materials
3
 
ABEN 481
Undergraduate Seminar 1
.5
 
ABEN 482
Undergraduate Seminar 2
.5
 
ABEN 483
Undergraduate Seminar 3
.5
 
ABEN 484
Undergraduate Seminar 4
.5
 
ABEN 485
Undergraduate Seminar 5
.5
 
ABEN 486
Undergraduate Seminar 6
.5
 
ABEN 490
Design 1
3
 
ABEN 495
Design 2
3
 
AEMA 202
Intermediate Calculus
3
 
AEMA 305
Differential Equations
3
 
MECH 291
Graphics
3
 
MIME 221
Engineering Professional Practice
2
 
MIME 310
Engineering Economy
3
 

Complementary Courses:
 
61
Set A (6 credits):
   
One of the following:
3
 
AEMA 310
(3)
Statistical Methods 1
   
CIVE 302
(3)
Probabilistic Systems
   
MATH 323
(3)
Probability Theory
   
One of the following:
3
 
CHEE 315
(4)
Heat and Mass Transfer
   
MECH 346
(3)
Heat Transfer
   
Set B - Basic Sciences (9 credits):
   
9 credits from the following,
with at least 3 credits chosen from:
9
 
AEBI 202
(3)
Cellular Biology
   
FDSC 211
(3)
Biochemistry 1
   
MICR 230
(3)
Microbial World
   
PLNT 201
(3)
Comparative Plant Biology
   
WILD 200
(3)
Comparative Zoology
   
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology
   
and the remainder, if any, chosen from:
   
ANSC 250
(3)
Principles of Animal Science
   
FDSC 200
(3)
Introduction to Food Science
   
GEOG 203
(3)
Environmental Systems
   
NRSC 201
(3)
Introductory Meteorology
   
NRSC 333
(3)
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution
 
NRSC 437
(3)
Assessing Environmental Impact
   
NRSC 510
(3)
Agricultural Micrometeorology
   
PLNT 211
(3)
Principles of Plant Science
   
PLNT 300
(3)
Cropping Systems
   
PLNT 322
(3)
Greenhouse Management
   
PLNT 421
(3)
Landscape Plant Materials
   
SOIL 200
(3)
Introduction to Earth Science
   
SOIL 210
(3)
Principles of Soil Science
   
SOIL 326
(3)
Soil Genesis and Classification
   
SOIL 331
(3)
Soil Physics
   
SOIL 410
(3)
Soil Chemistry
   
Set C - Social Sciences (9 credits):
   
One 3-credit course on the impact of technology on society from the following list:
3
 
CHEE 230
(3)
Environmental Aspects of Technology
   
CHEE 430
(3)
Technology Impact Assessment
   
CIVE 469
(3)
Infrastructure and Society
   
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
   
MIME 308
(3)
Social Impact of Technology
   
SOCI 235
(3)
Technology and Society
   
Two 3-credit courses in the humanities and social sciences/administrative studies and law/language courses. (Any language course which is deemed by the academic adviser to have a sufficient cultural component or, in the case of the student who is not proficient in a specific language, program credit will be given for the second of two successfully completed, academically approved 3-credit language courses.)
6
 
Set D - Engineering (37 credits, minimum):
   
37 credits (minimum) from the following courses:
37
 
ABEN 214
(3)
Geomatics
   
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources
   
ABEN 314
(3)
Agri-Food Buildings
   
ABEN 315
(3)
Design of Machines
   
ABEN 322
(3)
Organic Waste Management
   
ABEN 323
(3)
Properties of Bio-Materials
   
ABEN 325
(3)
Food Process Engineering
   
ABEN 412
(3)
Machinery Systems Engineering
   
ABEN 416
(3)
Engineering for Land Development
   
ABEN 418
(3)
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
   
ABEN 419
(3)
Structural Design
   
ABEN 430
(3)
GIS for Bioresource Management
   
ABEN 501
(3)
Simulation and Modelling
ABEN 502
(3)
Drainage/Irrigation Engineering
ABEN 504
(3)
Instrumentation and Control
   
ABEN 506
(3)
Advances in Drainage Management
   
ABEN 509
(3)
Hydrologic Systems and Modelling
   
ABEN 512
(3)
Soil Cutting and Tillage
   
ABEN 515
(3)
Soil Hydrologic Modelling
   
ABEN 518
(3)
Bio-Treatment of Wastes
   
ABEN 519
(3)
Advanced Food Engineering
   
ABEN 525
(3)
Climate Control for Buildings
   
ABEN 530
(3)
Fermentation Engineering
   
ABEN 531
(3)
Post-Harvest Drying
   
ABEN 532
(3)
Post-Harvest Storage
   
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
   
CHEE 474
(3)
Biochemical Engineering
   
CIVE 202
(4)
Construction Materials
   
CIVE 317
(3)
Structural Engineering 1
   
CIVE 318
(3)
Structural Engineering 2
   

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Environmental Engineering Minor

The Minor program consists of 27 credits in courses that are environment related. By means of a judicious choice of complementary and elective courses, Bioresource Engineering students may obtain this Minor with a minimum of 12 additional credits. The Environmental Engineering Minor, is administered by the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

Courses available in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:
(partial listing)
ABEN 322
Organic Waste Management
ABEN 416
Engineering for Land Development
ABEN 518
Bio-Treatment of Wastes
MICR 331
Microbial Ecology
WILD 333
Physical and Biological Aspects of Pollution
Minor in Agricultural Engineering

[Program revisions are under consideration for September 2004. Go to www.mcgill.ca (Course Calendars) in July for details.]

Academic Adviser:	Professor R.B. Bonnell 

Engineering systems are now being emphasized in animal and crop production, management and utilization of waste products, production of value-added materials and by-products, protection of natural resources, conservation and management of ecosystems, soil and water decontamination, and the development of new food, fibre and pharmaceutical products. Computer-based systems play a major role in the management of information, and process control in many of the above technologies.

A non-professional Minor in Agricultural Engineering, consisting of 24 credits of Bioresource Engineering courses is available for students registered in the B.Sc.(Agr.Env.Sc.) and B.Sc.(F.Sc.) programs. A total of 18 credits of required Bioresource Engineering courses will emphasize basic engineering applications. Selection of 6 complementary credits from a wide range of Bioresource Engineering courses will allow more focused study in a specific area.

Students are advised to consult their Major Program adviser and the Academic Adviser of the Minor in their first year. At the time of registration for their penultimate year, students must declare their intent to obtain a Minor in Agricultural Engineering. With the agreement of their Major Program adviser they must submit their program of courses already taken, and to be taken in their final year, to the Academic Adviser of the Agricultural Engineering Minor. The Academic Adviser of the Agricultural Engineering Minor will then certify which courses the student will apply toward the Minor and that the student's program conforms with the requirements of the Minor.

General Regulations

To obtain a Minor in Agricultural Engineering, students must:

Required Courses:
18 credits
Complementary Courses:
6 credits
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
18
ABEN 252
Computing for Engineers
3
 
ABEN 314
Agri-Food Buildings
3
 
ABEN 324
Elements of Food Engineering
3
 
ABEN 412
Machinery Systems Engineering
3
 

Complementary Courses:
6
6 credits chosen from the following list in consultation with the Academic Adviser for the Minor:
 
ABEN 411
(3)
Off-Road Power Machinery
 
ABEN 413
(3)
Materials Handling Systems
 
ABEN 416
(3)
Engineering for Land Development
 
ABEN 418
(3)
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
 
ABEN 500
(3)
Advanded Applications: Computing in Agriculture
 
ABEN 512
(3)
Soil Cutting and Tillage
 
ABEN 514
(3)
Drain Pipe and Envelope Materials
 
ABEN 515
(3)
Soil Hydrologic Modelling
ABEN 516
(3)
Preparation and Appraisal of Drainage Projects
ABEN 517
(3)
Drainage Project Contracts
ABEN 518
(3)
Bio-Treatment of Wastes
 
ABEN 525
(3)
Climate Control for Buildings
 
ABEN 530
(3)
Fermentation Engineering

Notes:

Barbados Field Study Semester

The Barbados Field Study Semester (BFSS) provides one term of integrated field study for students with an interest In global issues related to natural resource use as affected by socio-economic, management, urban and physical constraints. Offered at the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados, this program challenges students to be more effective environmental decision makers, policy makers, urban planners, managers, and auditors. There is a growing need for professionals with such skills at all levels of government, within NGOs, and in the private sector. The overall goal of the BFSS is to equip future leaders to address the complexity of issues associated with the formulation and implementation of organizational strategies compatible with the societal goal of sustainable use and development of our natural resources, with a focus on water.

The BFSS is intended for senior undergraduate students from across the University and students in the School of Urban Planning. Students must apply to participate in the program. Selection will be based on the student's academic standing and demonstrated interests and involvement in international issues related to natural resource use.

The semester is not a degree program, but credits can be counted toward other McGill degrees with the permission of program advisers.

BARBADOS FIELD STUDY SEMESTER - offered Fall Term
Required Courses
(6 credits)
AGRI 413
(3)
Globalization: Issues of Change
URBP 507
(3)
Planning and Infrastructure
Complementary Courses
(9 credits)
one of the following cross-listed courses:
AGRI 452
(3)
Water Resources in Barbados
CIVE 452
(3)
Water Resources in Barbados
and one of the following cross-listed project courses:
AGRI 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans
CIVE 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans
URBP 519
(6)
Sustainable Development Plans

Enrolment is limited to 25 students. In addition to the regular McGill fees, students will be required to pay the additional costs associated with delivering the courses in the field. These costs include airfare, accommodation and most food, as well as other field costs. Although airfares and currency fluctuations will determine the amount of this charge, fees for 2004 are expected to be in the neighbourhood of $7,000 Canadian.

The BFSS is offered in the Fall term only. Interested students must submit a letter of intent, CV and a copy of their transcript to the Department of Bioresource Engineering, c/o Ms. Susan Gregus by March 15. Further details are available on the Web at www.mcgill.ca/mse/field_study/barbados.

6.4 School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Macdonald Stewart Building - Room MS2-039
Telephone: (514) 398-7840
Fax: (514) 398-7739
E-mail: dietstage@macdonald.mcgill.ca
Website: www.mcgill.ca/dietetics 
Director
Katherine Gray-Donald
Emeritus Professor
Helen R. Neilson
Professors
Timothy A. Johns, Peter J.H. Jones, Harriet V. Kuhnlein
Associate Professors
Laurie Chan (NSERC Northern Research Chair), Grace Egeland (Canada Research Chair), Katherine Gray-Donald, Kristine G. Koski, Stan Kubow, Louise Thibault, Linda Wykes (William Dawson Scholar)
Lecturers
Lynda Fraser (PT), Linda Jacobs Starkey, Maureen Rose, Joane Routhier, Sandy Phillips, Hugues Plourde, Heidi Ritter, Donna Schafer
Adjunct Professors
Kevin A. Cockell, Jeffrey S. Cohn, Marie L'Abbeé
Cross-Appointed Staff
Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry: Selim Kermasha
Medicine: Louis Beaumier, Franco Carli, Katherine Cianflone, Réjeanne Gougeon, L. John Hoffer, Errol Marliss, Thomas Schricker, Jean-François Yale
Parasitology: Marilyn E. Scott
Psychiatry: Simon Young

Health and well-being of individuals in relation to food choices and physiological status prevails as the unifying theme of the programs in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. The availability of food, normal metabolism and clinical nutrition, community nutrition at the local and international level, the evaluation of nutritional products and their use in nutrition, and the communication of information about food and health form the core of academic programs.

Dietetics Major
Academic Advising Coordinator:	
Linda Jacobs Starkey, Ph.D., RD, FDC 

Graduates are qualified for challenging professional and leadership positions related to food and health, as dietitians, nutritionists and food administrators. The designations "Dietitian" and "Nutritionist" are reserved titles in the province of Quebec. As clinical nutritionists, dietitians may work in health-care settings and food service centres, nutrition counselling centres, clinics and private practice. As community nutritionists, dietitians are involved in nutrition education programs through school boards, sports centres and local and international health agencies. The dietitian in the food service sector participates in all aspects of management to assure quality food products. Postgraduate programs are available to qualified graduates. The duration of the program is three and one-half years.

Successful graduates are qualified for membership in Dietitians of Canada and the Ordre professionnelle de diététistes du Québec. Forty weeks of supervised professional experience in clinical and community nutrition and food service systems management are included.

Required Courses:
103 credits
Note: The School firmly applies prerequisite requirements for registration in all required courses in the Dietetics Major.
All required and complementary courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.
Complementary Courses:
6 credits
Electives:
6 credits, selected in consultation with an Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 115-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Term 1
   
15
AGEC 242
Management Theories and Practices
3
 
FDSC 211
Biochemistry 1
3
 
NUTR 207
Nutrition and Health
3
 
NUTR 214
Food Fundamentals
3
 
One Elective or Complementary (see list below)
3
 
Term 2
   
16
ABEN 251
Microcomputer Applications
3
 
ANSC 234
Biochemistry 2
3
 
MICR 230
Microbial World
3
 
NUTR 208*
Stage in Dietetics 1
1
 
NUTR 217
Application: Food Fundamentals
3
 
One Elective or Complementary (see list below)
3
 
Summer
   
3
NUTR 209*
Professional Practice Stage 1B
3
 
Term 3
   
17
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
 
AGEC 343
Accounting and Cost Control
3
 
ANSC 323
Mammalian Physiology
4
 
ANSC 330
Fundamentals of Nutrition
3
 
NUTR 322
Applied Sciences Communications
2
 
NUTR 345
Food Service Systems Management
2
 
Term 4
   
16
ANSC 424
Metabolic Endocrinology
3
 
NUTR 310*
Stage in Dietetics 2A
1
 
NUTR 337
Nutrition Through Life
3
 
NUTR 344
Clinical Nutrition 1
4
 
NUTR 346
Quantity Food Production
2
 
One Elective or Complementary (see list below)
3
 
Summer
   
5
NUTR 311*
Stage in Dietetics 2B
5
 
Term 5
   
17
NUTR 403
Nutrition in Society
3
 
NUTR 445
Clinical Nutrition 2
5
 
NUTR 446
Applied Human Resources
3
 
NUTR 450
Research Methods: Human Nutrition
3
 
One Elective or Complementary (see list below)
3
 
Term 6
   
12
NUTR 409*
Stage in Dietetics 3
8
 
NUTR 436
Nutritional Assessment
2
 
NUTR 438
Interviewing and Counselling
2
 
Term 7
   
14
NUTR 510*
Professional Practice - Stage 4
14
 

Two Complementary Courses are to be selected from the
following, as specified:

3 credits of Human Behavioural Science courses chosen from:
NUTR 301
(3)
Psychology
or equivalent course from another faculty.
3 credits from the social sciences:
AGEC 200
(3)
Principles of Microeconomics
AGEC 230
(3)
Agricultural and Food Marketing
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
ENVR 203
(3)
Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
RELG 270
(3)
Religious Ethics and the Environment
or equivalent courses from another faculty.

Elective Courses:

Two Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser. The following courses most often fit the timetable; elective choice is not limited to these courses.

FDSC 200
(3)
Introduction to Food Science
FDSC 212
(3)
Biochemistry Laboratory
FDSC 251
(3)
Food Chemistry 1
FDSC 425
(3)
Principles of Quality Assurance
NUTR 420
(3)
Toxicology and Health Risks
NUTR 430
(3)
Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 1
NUTR 501
(3)
Nutrition in Developing Countries
NUTR 511
(3)
Nutrition and Behaviour
NUTR 512
(3)
Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals

* Successful completion of all component parts of each level of Stage (Professional Practice) in Dietetics courses is a prerequisite for the next level and must be passed with a minimum grade of C. Undergraduate registration is restricted to students in the Dietetics Major, CGPA greater than or equal to 2.50. Visiting students must contact the Academic Advising Coordinator (Dietetics) regarding course registration eligibility.

Students are reminded that ethical conduct on Professional Practice (Stage) rotations is required. The Faculty reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student at any time if it (Faculty) feels the student has displayed unprofessional conduct or demonstrates incompetence.

A compulsory immunization program

exists at McGill which is required for Dietetics students to practice. Students should complete their immunization before arriving at Macdonald Campus; medical/health documentation must be received prior to commencement of Stage.

Nutrition Major
Academic Advising Coordinator: Kristine G. Koski 

This Major covers the many aspects of human nutrition and food and gives first, an education in the scientific fundamentals of these disciplines and second, an opportunity to focus in (a) nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, (b) global nutrition issues, (c) food function, product development and safety and/or (d) sports nutrition. Graduates are qualified for careers in pharmaceutical and/or food industries or government laboratories, the health science communications field, sports clinics and national or international food support programs. Graduates often continue on to further studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition. Aside from working as university teachers and researchers, postgraduates may be employed by government and health protection agencies, in world development programs or in the food sector.

Required Courses:
57 credits
All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.
Complementary Courses:
15/16 credits
Electives:
17/18 credits
Selected in consultation with the academic adviser to meet the minimum 90 credits for the degree. Reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec University. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.
 
CREDITS
Required Courses:
57
ABEN 251
Microcomputer Applications
3
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
ANSC 234
Biochemistry 2
3
ANSC 323
Mammalian Physiology
4
ANSC 424
Metabolic Endocrinology
3
FDSC 211
Biochemistry 1
3
FDSC 212
Biochemistry Laboratory
2
FDSC 251
Food Chemistry 1
3
FDSC 305
Food Chemistry 2
3
MICR 230
Microbial World
3
NUTR 207
Nutrition and Health
3
NUTR 214
Food Fundamentals
3
NUTR 322
Applied Sciences Communication
2
NUTR 337
Nutrition Through Life
3
NUTR 344
Clinical Nutrition 1
4
NUTR 420
Toxicology and Health Risks
3
NUTR 450
Research Methods: Human Nutrition
3
NUTR 451
Analysis of Nutrition Data
3
NUTR 512
Herbs, Foods, and Phytochemicals
3
Complementary Courses:
15/16
One of the following courses:
3
NUTR 307
Human Nutrition
 
or ANSC 330
Fundamentals of Nutrition
 
And one of the following sets of 12/13 credits.
12/13
Nutritional Biochemistry:
13
ANSC 551
Carbohydrate & Lipid Metabolism
3
ANSC 552
Protein Metabolism & Nutrition
3
CELL 204
Genetics
4
PARA 438
Immunology
3
Global Nutrition:
12
AGRI 340
Principles of Ecological Agriculture
3
NRSC 340
Global Perspectives on Food
3
NUTR 403
Nutrition in Society
3
NUTR 501
Nutrition in Developing Countries
3
Food Function and Safety:
12
FDSC 300
Food Analysis 1
3
FDSC 315
Food Analysis 2
3
FDSC 319
Food Chemistry 3
3
FDSC 425
Principles of Quality Assurance
3
Sports Nutrition:
12
ANAT 214
Systemic Human Anatomy
3
or EDKP 205
Structural Anatomy
3
EDKP 391
Ergo-Physiology
3
EDKP 495
Scientific Principles of Training
3
NUTR 503
Bioenergetics and the Lifespan
3

Minor in Human Nutrition

Academic Adviser:	Linda Wykes 

The Minor in Human Nutrition is intended to complement a student's primary field of study by providing a focused introduction to the metabolic aspects of human nutrition. It is particularly accessible to students in Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Animal Science or Food Science programs. The completion of 24 credits is required, of which at least 18 must not overlap with the primary program. All courses must be taken in the appropriate sequence and passed with a minimum grade of C. Students may declare their intent to follow the Minor program at the beginning of their U2 year. They must then consult with the Academic Adviser for the Human Nutrition Minor in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition to obtain approval for their course selection. Since some courses may not be offered every year and many have prerequisites, students are cautioned to plan their program in advance.

The Minor program does not carry professional recognition; therefore, it is not suitable for students wishing to become nutritionists or dietitians. However, successful completion may enable students to qualify for many post-graduate nutrition programs.

Required Courses:
6 credits
Complementary Courses:
18 or 19 credits
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
6
NUTR 337
Nutrition Through Life
3
 
NUTR 450
Research Methods: Human Nutrition
3
 
Complementary Courses:
18 or 19

3 credits in biochemistry, one of:
ANSC 234
(3)
Biochemistry 2
BIOC 311
(3)
Metabolic Biochemistry
3 or 4 credits in physiology, one of:
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
PHGY 210
(3)
Mammalian Physiology 2
PHGY 202
(3)
Human Physiology: Body Functions
3 credits in nutrition, one of:
ANSC 330
(3)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR 307
(3)
Human Nutrition
8 or 9 credits from the following list:
ANSC 551
(3)
Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism
ANSC 552
(3)
Protein Metabolism and Nutrition
MIMM 314
(3)
Immunology
or PARA 438
(3)
Immunology
NUTR 403
(3)
Nutrition in Society
NUTR 451
(3)
Analysis of Nutrition Data
NUTR 436
(2)
Nutritional Assessment
NUTR 420
(3)
Toxicology and Health Risks
NUTR 512
(3)
Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
NUTR 501
(3)
Nutrition in Developing Countries
NUTR 430
(3)
Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 1
or NUTR 431
(3)
Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 2
PATH 300
(3)
Human Disease

Notes:

6.5 Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

Macdonald Stewart Building - Room MS1-034
Telephone: (514) 398-7898
Fax: (514) 398-7977
E-mail: foodscience@macdonald.mcgill.ca
Website: agrenv.mcgill.ca/foodscience 
Chair
William D. Marshall
Professors
Inteaz Alli, William D. Marshall, Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, James P. Smith, Frederik R. van de Voort
Associate Professors
Ashraf A. Ismail, Selim Kermasha, Benjamin K. Simpson, Varoujan Yaylayan
Adjunct Professors
John W. Austin, Byong H. Lee, Yasuo Konishi, Michèle Marcotte, André Morin, J.R. Jocelyn Paré
Food Science Major

This program is intended for those students interested in the multidisciplinary field of food science. The courses are integrated to acquaint the student with food processing, food chemistry, quality assurance, analytical procedures, food products, standards and regulations. The program prepares graduates for employment as scientists in industry or government, in regulatory, research, quality assurance, or product development capacities.

Graduates have the academic qualifications for membership in the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Institute of Food Technologists. Graduates can also qualify for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec by careful selection of additional courses.

Required Courses:
66 credits
Electives:
selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree. A portion of these credits should be in the humanities/social sciences.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
66
ABEN 251
Microcomputer Applications
3
 
ABEN 324
Elements of Food Engineering
3
 
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
 
FDSC 200
Introduction to Food Science
3
 
FDSC 211*
Biochemistry 1
3
 
FDSC 213
Analytical Chemistry 1
3
 
FDSC 233
Physical Chemistry
3
 
FDSC 251
Food Chemistry 1
3
 
FDSC 300
Food Analysis 1
3
 
FDSC 305
Food Chemistry 2
3
 
FDSC 310
Post Harvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology
3
 
FDSC 315
Food Analysis 2
3
 
FDSC 319
Food Chemistry 3
3
 
FDSC 330
Food Processing
3
 
FDSC 334
Analytical Chemistry 2
3
 
FDSC 400
Food Packaging
3
 
FDSC 410
Flavour Chemistry
3
 
FDSC 425
Principles of Quality Assurance
3
 
FDSC 495D1
Food Science Seminar
1.5
 
FDSC 495D2
Food Science Seminar
1.5
 
MICR 230
Microbial World
3
 
MICR 442
Food Microbiology and Sanitation
3
 
NUTR 207
Nutrition and Health
3
 

* Students who have not taken CEGEP objective 00XV or equivalent (formerly Chemistry 202) must take Organic Chemistry (FDSC 230) as a prerequisite for FDSC 211.

The following courses must be taken by students who wish to meet the course requirements for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec.

FDSC 212
(2)
Biochemistry Laboratory
FDSC 230
(4)
Organic Chemistry
FDSC 490
(3)
Research Project 1
FDSC 491
(3)
Research Project 2
FDSC 510
(3)
Food Hydrocolloid Chemistry
FDSC 515
(3)
Enzyme Thermodynamics/Kinetics
FDSC 520
(3)
Biophysical Chemistry of Food

6.6 Interdisciplinary Studies

Ecological Agriculture Program
Telephone: (514) 398-7928
Website: www.agrenv.mcgill.ca/agrecon/ecoagr 
Minor in Ecological Agriculture
Academic Adviser:	Professor J. Henning 

This Minor program is designed to focus on the principles underlying the practice of ecological agriculture and is suitable for students wishing to farm, do extension and government work, and those intending to pursue post graduate studies in this field.

The Minor can be associated with existing Major programs in the Faculty, but in some instances it may require more than 90 credits to meet the requirements of both the Major and the Minor.

Students are advised, during the U1 year, to consult their Major Program adviser and the academic adviser of the Minor. At the time of registration for the U2 year, students must declare their intent to obtain the Minor. With the agreement of their Major Program adviser they must submit their program of courses already taken, and to be taken, to the academic adviser of the Minor. The academic adviser of the Minor will then certify which courses the student will apply toward the Minor and confirm that the student's program conforms with the requirements of the Minor.

General Regulations

To obtain a Minor in Ecological Agriculture, students must:

Required Courses:
9 credits
Complementary Courses:
15 credits
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
9
AGRI 210
Agro-Ecological History
3
 
AGRI 340
Principles of Ecological Agriculture
3
 
AGRI 341
Ecological Agriculture Systems
3
 

Complementary Courses:
 
15
15 credits chosen from the following, in consultation with the Academic Adviser for Ecological Agriculture
   
with at least 3 credits chosen from:
3-9
 
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management
   
SOIL 490
(3)
Plan global de fertilisation intégrée
   
SOIL 521
(3)
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
   
and the remaining credits to be chosen from:
6-12
 
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics
   
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
 
AGRI 491D1
(1.5)
Co-op Experience
   
AGRI 491D2
(1.5)
Co-op Experience
   
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests
 
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology
   
NUTR 512
(3)
Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
   
PLNT 300
(3)
Cropping Systems
   
PLNT 361
(3)
Pest Management and the Environment
 
PLNT 434
(3)
Weed Biology and Control
   
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology
   
RELG 270
(3)
Religious Ethics and the Environment
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology
   
WILD 311
(3)
Ethology
   
WILD 375
(3)
Issues: Environmental Sciences
   
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem
   

Certificate in Ecological Agriculture
Academic Adviser:	Professor J. Henning 

This 30-credit Certificate Program is very similar to the Minor Program and is designed to focus on the principles underlying the practice of ecological agriculture. The Certificate may be of special interest to professional agrologists who wish further training, as well as formal recognition that they have completed a coherent program of courses beyond their B.Sc. studies.

Students holding a B.Sc. in agriculture or a related area are eligible to register for this program provided that they are otherwise acceptable for admission to the University. Students who have completed the Minor in Ecological Agriculture are not permitted to register for this program.

General Regulations

To obtain a Certificate in Ecological Agriculture, students must offer a minimum total of 30 credits from the courses as given below.

Required Courses:
9 credits
Complementary Courses:
21 credits
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
9
AGRI 210
Agro-Ecological History
3
 
AGRI 340
Principles of Ecological Agriculture
3
 
AGRI 341
Ecological Agriculture Systems
3
 

Complementary Courses:
 
21
21 credits chosen from the following, in consultation with the Academic Adviser for Ecological Agriculture
   
with at least 3 credits chosen from:
3-9
 
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management
   
SOIL 490
(3)
Plan global de fertilisation intégrée
   
SOIL 521
(3)
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
   
and the remaining credits to be chosen from:
12-18
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics
   
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
 
AGRI 491D1
(1.5)
Co-op Experience
   
AGRI 491D2
(1.5)
Co-op Experience
   
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests
 
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology
   
NUTR 512
(3)
Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
   
PLNT 300
(3)
Cropping Systems
   
PLNT 361
(3)
Pest Management and the Environment
 
PLNT 434
(3)
Weed Biology and Control
   
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology
   
RELG 270
(3)
Religious Ethics and the Environment
WILD 205
(3)
Principles of Ecology
   
WILD 311
(3)
Ethology
   
WILD 375
(3)
Issues: Environmental Sciences
   
WOOD 410
(3)
The Forest Ecosystem
   

Notes:

Agricultural Sciences Majors
Academic Adviser:	Katherine McClintock 
Department of Plant Science
Telephone: (514) 398-7851, ext. 0869 

The Agricultural Sciences Majors are designed to provide students with a broad appreciation of the scientific and applied aspects of modern agriculture and the flexibility to pursue individual interests.

Students can choose to keep their summers free in the Agricultural Sciences Major (90 credits) or gain valuable practical summer field experience (and obtain additional course credit) in the Agricultural Sciences Internship Major (96 credits).

Both majors consist of a similar core of required courses that confer eligibility to apply for membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec and other provincial Institutes of Agrology.

Students in the Agricultural Sciences Majors can enrol in the General option, or obtain more specialized experience by selecting the Ecological Agriculture, International Agriculture, Soil Science or Agricultural Biotechnology Options.

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES MAJOR - GENERAL OPTION
(90 credits)
Required Courses:
52 credits
Complementary Courses:
19 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
52
ABEN 300
Elements of Agricultural Engineering
3
 
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
 
AGEC 200
Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
AGEC 231
Economic Systems of Agriculture
3
 
AGRI 210
Agro-Ecological History
3
 
AGRI 220
Professional Practice Seminar 1
0.5
 
AGRI 221
Professional Practice Seminar 2
0.5
 
AGRI 320
Professional Practice Seminar 3
0.5
 
AGRI 321
Professional Practice Seminar 4
0.5
 
AGRI 420
Professional Practice Seminar 5
0.5
 
AGRI 421
Professional Practice Seminar 6
0.5
 
AGRI 490
Agri-Food Industry Project
3
 
ANSC 250
Principles of Animal Science
3
 
CELL 204
Genetics
4
 
ENTO 352
Control of Insect Pests
3
 
FDSC 211
Biochemistry 1
3
 
MICR 230
Microbial World
3
 
PLNT 211
Principles of Plant Science
3
 
PLNT 300
Cropping Systems
3
 
RELG 270
Religious Ethics and the Environment
3
 
SOIL 210
Principles of Soil Science
3
 
SOIL 315
Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use
3
 

Complementary Courses:
19
at least one of:
 
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
 
PLNT 353
(4)
Plant Structure and Function
 
at least one production course in Agricultural Science:
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
ANSC 450
(3)
Dairy Cattle Production
 
ANSC 452
(3)
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
 
ANSC 454
(3)
Swine Production
 
ANSC 456
(3)
Poultry Production
 
PLNT 331
(3)
Field Crops
 
plus a minimum of 12 credits chosen in consultation with the Academic Adviser from courses with Subject Codes ABEN, AGEC, AGRI, ANSC, ENTO, NRSC, PLNT, and SOIL.

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES INTERNSHIP MAJOR - GENERAL OPTION
(96 credits)
Required Courses:
64 credits
Complementary Courses:
19 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 96-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
64
All of the required courses (52 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - General Option,
with the addition of:
   
AGRI 201D1
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 201D2
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D1
Agrology Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D2
Agrology Internship
3
 
Complementary Courses:
 
19
As described for the Agricultural Sciences Major - General Option.
   

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES MAJOR - AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY OPTION
(90 credits)
Required Courses:
61 credits
Complementary Courses:
16 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.

P
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
61
All of the required courses (52 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - General Option,
with the addition of:
   
AEBI 202
Cellular Biology
3
 
MICR 338
Bacterial Molecular Genetics
3
 
PARA 400
Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses
3
 

Complementary Courses: 16
at least one of:
 
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
 
PLNT 353
(4)
Plant Structure and Function
 
at least one production course in Agricultural Science:
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
ANSC 450
(3)
Dairy Cattle Production
 
ANSC 452
(3)
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
 
ANSC 454
(3)
Swine Production
 
ANSC 456
(3)
Poultry Production
 
PLNT 331
(3)
Field Crops
 
and a minimum of 9 credits chosen from the following:
 
AEBI 306
(3)
Experiments in Biotechnology
 
ANSC 420
(3)
Animal Biotechnology
 
ANSC 504
(3)
Population Genetics
 
ANSC 508
(3)
Tools in Animal Biotechnology
 
BTEC 501
(3)
Bioinformatics
 
BTEC 502
(3)
Biotechnology Ethics and Society
 
CELL 500
(3)
Techniques in Plant Molecular Genetics
CELL 501
(3)
Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics
 
FDSC 535
(3)
Food Biotechnology
 
PLNT 424
(3)
Cellular Regulation
 
PLNT 535
(3)
Plant Breeding
 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES INTERNSHIP MAJOR - AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY OPTION
(96 credits)
Required Courses:
73 credits
Complementary Courses:
16 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 96-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
73
All of the required courses (61 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - Agricultural Biotechnology Option, with the addition of:
 
AGRI 201D1
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 201D2
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D1
Agrology Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D2
Agrology Internship
3
 
Complementary Courses:
 
16
As described for the Agricultural Sciences Major - Agricultural Biotechnology Option.
   

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES MAJOR -
ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE OPTION
(90 credits)
Required Courses:
61 credits
Complementary Courses:
16-19 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
61
All of the required courses (52 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - General Option,
with the addition of:
   
AGRI 340
Principles of Ecological Agriculture
3
 
AGRI 341
Ecological Agriculture Systems
3
 
WILD 205
Principles of Ecology
3
 

Complementary Courses: 16 to 19
at least one of:
 
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
 
PLNT 353
(4)
Plant Structure and Function
 
at least one production course in Agricultural Science:
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
ANSC 450
(3)
Dairy Cattle Production
 
ANSC 452
(3)
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
 
ANSC 454
(3)
Swine Production
 
ANSC 456
(3)
Poultry Production
 
PLNT 331
(3)
Field Crops
 
at least 3 credits must be chosen from three of the four blocks below:
 
AGRI 201D1
(3)
Agri-Environment Internship
 
and AGRI 201D2
(3)
Agri-Environment Internship
 
       
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
 
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management
 
SOIL 490
(3)
Plan global de fertilisation intégrée
 
SOIL 521
(3)
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
 
       
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology
 
PLNT 434
(3)
Weed Biology and Control
 
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology
 
       
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics
 
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
 
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES INTERNSHIP MAJOR - ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE OPTION
(96 credits)
Required Courses:
73 credits
Complementary Courses:
13 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 96-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
73
All of the required courses (61 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - Ecological Agriculture Option, with the addition of:
 
AGRI 201D1
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 201D2
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D1
Agrology Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D2
Agrology Internship
3
 

Complementary Courses:
13
at least one of:
 
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
 
PLNT 353
(4)
Plant Structure and Function
 
at least one production course in Agricultural Science:
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
ANSC 450
(3)
Dairy Cattle Production
 
ANSC 452
(3)
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
 
ANSC 454
(3)
Swine Production
 
ANSC 456
(3)
Poultry Production
 
PLNT 331
(3)
Field Crops
 
at least 3 credits must be chosen from two of the three blocks below:
 
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
 
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management
 
SOIL 490
(3)
Plan global de fertilisation intégrée
 
SOIL 521
(3)
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
 
       
MICR 331
(3)
Microbial Ecology
 
PLNT 434
(3)
Weed Biology and Control
 
PLNT 460
(3)
Plant Ecology
 
       
AGEC 333
(3)
Resource Economics
 
ENVR 201
(3)
Society and Environment
 
ENVR 400
(3)
Environmental Thought
 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES MAJOR -
INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE OPTION
(90 credits)
Required Courses:
58 credits
Complementary Courses:
16 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
58
All of the required courses (52 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - General Option,
with the addition of:
   
AGRI 411
International Agriculture
3
 
AGEC 442
Economics of International Agricultural Development
3
 

Complementary Courses:
16
at least one of:
 
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
 
PLNT 353
(4)
Plant Structure and Function
 
at least one production course in Agricultural Science:
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
ANSC 450
(3)
Dairy Cattle Production
 
ANSC 452
(3)
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
 
ANSC 454
(3)
Swine Production
 
ANSC 456
(3)
Poultry Production
 
PLNT 331
(3)
Field Crops
 
a minimum of 9 credits chosen from the following:
 
ANTH 212
(3)
Anthropology of Development
 
POLI 227
(3)
Developing Areas/Introduction
 
SOCI 254
(3)
Development and Underdevelopment
 
GEOG 216
(3)
Geography of the World Economy
 
GEOG 404
(3)
Environmental Management 2
AGRI 341
(3)
Ecological Agriculture Systems
 
AGRI 305
(3)
Barbados Agro-Ecosystems
 
AGEC 430
(3)
Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
NUTR 501
(3)
Nutrition in Developing Countries
 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES INTERNSHIP MAJOR - INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE OPTION
(96 credits)
Required Courses:
70 credits
Complementary Courses:
16 credits
Electives:
selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 96-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
70
All of the required courses (58 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - International Agriculture Option, with the addition of:
   
AGRI 201D1
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 201D2
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D1
Agrology Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D2
Agrology Internship
3
 
Complementary Courses:
 
16
As described for the Agricultural Sciences Major - International Agriculture Option.
   
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES MAJOR -
SOIL SCIENCE OPTION
(90 credits)
[Program revisions are under consideration for September 2004. Go to www.mcgill.ca (Course Calendars) in July for details.]
Required Courses:
52 credits
Complementary Courses:
25 credits
Electives:

selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 90-credit requirement for the degree.

   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
52
All of the required courses (52 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - General Option.
   

Complementary Courses:
25
at least one of:
 
ANSC 323
(4)
Mammalian Physiology
 
PLNT 353
(4)
Plant Structure and Function
 
SOIL 326
(3)
Soil Genesis and Classification
 
at least one production course in Agricultural Science:
 
AGEC 331
(3)
Farm Business Management
 
ANSC 450
(3)
Dairy Cattle Production
 
ANSC 452
(3)
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
 
ANSC 454
(3)
Swine Production
 
ANSC 456
(3)
Poultry Production
 
PLNT 331
(3)
Field Crops
 
a minimum of 18 credits chosen from the following:
 
AGRI 435
(3)
Soil and Water Quality Management
 
ABEN 217
(3)
Hydrology and Water Resources
 
SOIL 200
(3)
Introduction to Earth Science
 
SOIL 326
(3)
Soil Genesis and Classification
 
SOIL 331
(3)
Soil Physics
 
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management
 
SOIL 410
(3)
Soil Chemistry
 
SOIL 521
(3)
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES INTERNSHIP MAJOR -
SOIL SCIENCE OPTION
(96 credits)
Required Courses:
64 credits
Complementary Courses:
25 credit.
Electives:
selected in consultation with Academic Adviser, to meet the minimum 96-credit requirement for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
64
All of the required courses (52 credits) specified for the Agricultural Sciences Major - Soil Science Option,
with the addition of:
   
AGRI 201D1
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 201D2
Agri-Environment Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D1
Agrology Internship
3
 
AGRI 301D2
Agrology Internship
3
 
Complementary Courses:
 
25
As described for the Agricultural Sciences Major - Soil Science Option.
   

6.7 Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Macdonald Stewart Building - Room MS3-040
Telephone: (514) 398-7890
Fax: (514) 398-7990
E-mail: info@nrs.mcgill.ca
Website: www.nrs.mcgill.ca 
Chair
Benoît Côté
Emeritus Professors
A. Clark Blackwood, Roger Knowles, Angus F. Mackenzie, Robert A. MacLeod, Peter H. Schuepp, Robin K. Stewart
Professors
David M. Bird, Peter Brown (joint appoint. with Geography and McGill School of Environment), James W. Fyles (Tomlinson-Fowler Professor of Forest Ecology), William H. Hendershot
Associate Professors
Benoît Côté, Mark A. Curtis, Brian T. Driscoll, Gary B. Dunphy, David J. Lewis, Guy R. Mehuys, Donald F. Niven, Manfred E. Rau, Rodger D. Titman, Terry A. Wheeler, Lyle Whyte
Assistant Professors
Christopher Buddle, Murray Humphries, Ian Strachan, Joann Whalen
Faculty Lecturer
Derek Nelligen
Curators
Stephanie Boucher, Christina Idziak
Associate Members
Laurie Chan (School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition), David Green (Redpath Museum), William D. Marshall (Dept. of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry), Greg T. Matlashewski (Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology), Donald L. Smith (Dept. of Plant Science)
Adjunct Professors
Robert Anderson, Frederick S. Archibald, Suzanne Beauchemin, Dominique Berteaux, Guy Boivin, Jeffrey Cumming, Charles W. Greer, Thomas Herman, Carlos Miguez, Elizabeth Pattey, Husain Sadar, Jean-Pierre Savard, Anton Scheuhammer, Geoffrey Sunahara, Charles Vincent
Applied Zoology Major
Academic Adviser:	Professor T. A. Wheeler 

The great diversity of animals form the focus of this Major, from the invertebrates, with their many beneficial and pest insects, to vertebrates, including fish and wildlife. The interaction of animals with each other and with human populations is stressed. By careful course selection students may emphasize life in soils or water, entomology, physiology, parasitology or vertebrate biology and ecology. Career opportunities exist in both the public and private sectors in research, program development and implementation, pest control, wildlife management, etc.

Required Courses:
27 credits
Complementary Courses:
36 credits
Electives:
to meet the minimum requirement of 90 credits; chosen in consultation with the Academic Adviser.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses:
 
27
AEBI 202
Cellular Biology
3
 
AEMA 310
Statistical Methods 1
3
 
CELL 204
Genetics
4
 
FDSC 211
Biochemistry 1
3
 
NRSC 491
Scientific Communication 1
1
 
NRSC 492
Scientific Communication 2
1
 
PLNT 201
Comparative Plant Biology
3
 
WILD 200
Comparative Zoology
3
 
WILD 205
Principles of Ecology
3
 
WILD 212
Evolution and Systematics
3
 

Complementary Courses:
36
36 credits in any combination from List A, B and/or C
36
 
List A (Animal Diversity)
BIOL 3271
(3)
Herpetology
   
BIOL 3511
(3)
The Biology of Invertebrates
   
MICR 230
(3)
Microbial World
   
WILD 307
(3)
Natural History of Vertebrates
WILD 350
(3)
Mammalogy
   
WILD 420
(3)
Ornithology
   
WILD 424
(3)
Parasitology
   
List B (Entomology)
ENTO 330
(3)
Insect Biology
   
ENTO 336
(3)
Economic Entomology
   
ENTO 352
(3)
Control of Insect Pests
   
ENTO 425
(3)
Insect Ecology
   
ENTO 440
(3)
Systematic Entomology
   
ENTO 515
(3)
Parasitoid Behavioural Ecology
   
ENTO 520
(3)
Insect Physiology
   
ENTO 535
(3)
Aquatic Entomology
   
ENTO 550
(3)
Veterinary and Medical Entomology
List C (Interactions and Applications)
BIOL 3311
(3)
Ecology/Behaviour Field Course
   
BIOL 4651
(3)
Conservation Biology
   
NRSC 315
(3)
Science of Inland Waters
   
NRSC 497
(2)
Research Project 1
   
NRSC 498
(3)
Research Project 2
   
PLNT 358
(3)
Flowering Plant Diversity
   
SOIL 335
(3)
Soil Ecology and Management
   
WILD 311
(3)
Ethology
   
WILD 313
(3)
Phylogeny and Zoogeography
   
WILD 401
(4)
Fisheries and Wildlife Management
 
WILD 410
(3)
Wildlife Ecology
   

1 Downtown Campus

African Field Study Semester, under the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, for details of the 15-credit interdisciplinary AFSS. Note: The AFSS will only be offered in 2004-05 pending approval by the Dean of Science.

Macdonald Summer Field Semester:
Human Impacts on the Environment

Three courses are available during Summer Session that provide students the opportunity to participate in supervised field research concerning flora and fauna not easily studied at other times of the year, and to apply knowledge from the classroom to environmental issues in the field.

Common thematic elements include: the linkages between physical, biological and human systems, field research, and human impacts on the environment. Students learn and apply research techniques and analytical skills within a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach.

Summer Term Courses:

NRSC 382
(3)
Ecological Monitoring and Analysis
NRSC 383
(3)
Land Use: Redesign and Planning
NRSC 384
(3)
Field Research Project

For more information, please consult the McGill Summer Studies Calendar, the Summer Studies Website at www.mcgill.ca/ summer, or the Faculty Website at www.agrenv.mcgill.ca/ envschool.

Environmental Biology Major
Academic Advisers:	Professors I. Strachan  (U1), D.J. Lewis (U2), 
M.E. Rau (U3) 

This program provides scientists with basic knowledge in Biology and strong emphasis in Ecology. As ecologists they will be equipped to investigate the scientific aspects of the relationships between organisms and their environment.

Required Courses:
27 credits
Complementary Courses:
30 credits
Electives:
To meet the minimum requirements of 90 credits for the degree.
   
CREDITS
Required Courses: