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Agroecology Online - Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.

 

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning

 

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

 

Agroecology via distance learning

 

This program of agroecology deals with the ecology of the food system and it explores a farming approach that is inspired by natural ecosystems. It combines local and scientific knowledge with ecological and social approaches applicable to agricultural systems. Agroecology seeks to optimize the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food system. The main elements of agroecology are interlinked and interdependent.

 

Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham
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Agroecology Online via distance learning

Specialist, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor - Agroecology.

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Agribusiness - Agricultural Engineering - Agriculture Science - Biotechnology - Botany & Plant Science - Farm Management - Food Science - Forestry - Livestock & Animal Science - Soil Science - Sustainable Agriculture - Viticulture - Wood Science .

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Agroecology Online
Tuition Fee: 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online: 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agroecology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from the specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Agroecology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online: 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agroecology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 40 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Farm Management.

 

Master's Degree - Agroecology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agroecology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Farm Management. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Agroecology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online: 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agroecology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Farm Management. + 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).

 

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...

 

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Agroecology Online

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...

 

Agriculture Science
The course covers the theoretical basis of sustainable agriculture; designing alternative systems and technologies; alternative production systems; and managing insect pests, pathogens, and weeds. It provides examples from throughout the developed and undeveloped world.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Environmental Policies
This course is the intersection of social, cultural, political, and economic demands with our ecosystem and environmental resources. It examines the theoretical and applied basis of environmental policy making, as well as the interaction between political institutions, governmental bodies, interest groups, legislative and administrative actions, and the public.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes Fuster

Soil & Water Conservation
This course reviews the problems, principles, and control of soil erosion by water and wind, land planning for soil conservation, and water management including irrigation and drainage problems.
Academic Supervisor: Rafif Srour

Natural Resource Economics
This course deals with the economic principles and policy issues in the use of exhaustible and renewable resources including fossil fuels, water, minerals, fisheries, forests, and biodiversity. It considers the management of natural resources on a regional and international scale. It explains how public, economic, and political choices affect environmental degradation and natural resources.
Academic Supervisor: Dimitrios Nikolaou Koumparoulis

Sustainability
This course of sustainability focuses on how to protect, preserve and make the smartest possible use of the planet's natural resources. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective of the sustainability concept considering sustainable development, geography, environmental policies, ethics, ecology, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, economics, natural resources, sociology, and anthropology. Sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life.
Academic Supervisor: Nadège Noële Ango-Obiang

Circular Economy
This course of circular economy explores the design and promotion of products that last and that can be reused, repaired and remanufactured. Circular economy is a production and consumption model that ensures sustainable growth over time. It looks for the optimization of resources, to reduce the consumption of raw materials, and to recover waste by recycling or giving it a second life as a new product.
Academic Supervisor: Nadège Noële Ango-Obiang

Agriculture Production
This course reviews the production and management of field crops, including establishment, irrigation, fertilization, pests, harvesting, and the integration of different plants and animals in the agriculture production chain.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Food Science
This course deals with the management of food service systems including purchasing, receiving, regulation of inventory, and factors affecting nutrients in food. It reviews food quality-control parameters (sensory, color, and texture) and added-value such as traditional or novel commodity, ingredient, and process combinations.
Academic Supervisor: Leonie van Heerden

Bioprocessing of Byproducts
This course presents the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering applicable to the design of systems for the treatment and utilization of livestock manures and other agricultural byproducts. It explains the bioenergetics of microbial processes, composting agricultural and animal wastes, odor measurement, and toxic control.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda Arias

Natural Ecosystems Management
This course examines all the issues involved in understanding and managing human use in different natural ecosystems and protected areas (parks, beaches, forests, mountains, lakes, etc...). It integrates human impact into ecosystem management in natural and protected areas.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes Fuster

Agroecology
This course of agroecology centers on food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while not damaging these resources. Agroecological farmers seeks to improve food yields for balanced nutrition, strengthen fair markets for their produce, enhance healthy ecosystems, and build on local ancestral knowledge and customs.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Food Production Quality
This course reviews the standards, principles, and techniques of food production in different systems. It discusses ingredient control and recipe standardization in addition to food preparation, delivery, and service. Special emphasis is placed on quality assurance and evaluation methods during food production.
Academic Supervisor: Jose W. Rodriguez

Sustainable Agriculture
This course reviews the idea of agricultural sustainability; economic, ecological, and social components; landscape management; agri-food communities in urban and rural systems; pest management; water availability and use for irrigation and other purposes, and the importance of water to agriculture and society; in addition to the land, food, and nutrition and their impact on human health continuum.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

 

 

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Agroecology Online via distance learning

Recommended Professional References.

Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional.

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

AAC - Associations pour l'Agriculture de Conservation
ABA - Associação Brasileira de Agroecologia
ABRH - Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos
ACL - AgroCare Latinoamérica
AE - Agroecology Europe
AEAC - Asociación Española Agricultura de Conservación
CDA - Centre Developpement Agroecologie
ECAF - European Conservation Agriculture Federation
EFA - Ecological Farming Association
IFOAM - International Federation for Organic Agricultural Movements
IOAS - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
OFRF - Organic Farming Research Foundation
SBA - Sociedade Brasileira de Agrometeorologia
SEAE - Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica
SOCLA - Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología
SOL - Alternatives Agroécologiques et Solidaires
WFA - Wild Farm Alliance
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Admission requirements - Agroecology

Specialist - Expert Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.

 

For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format. More info...

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission. More info...

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

Duration - Agroecology Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning

Agroecology Online

Specialist - Expert Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.