Agricultural and Resource Economics

Subject AGRI20033 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials/practical classes
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

It is recommended that students have completed the subject AGRI10043 Land Water and Food Economy.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Bill Malcolm



Subject Overview:

This subject is about the application of economic analysis to public choices about alternative resource uses.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students will understand:

  • Principles underlying agricultural and natural resource economic policies
  • Principles and practice of social benefit cost analysis of agricultural resource uses
  • Principles governing the operation of agricultural value chains
  • One 2000 word assignment due during Semester worth 30%
  • One three-hour exam to be held during the end-of-semester exam period worth 70%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Capacity to apply economic logic to real world problems about using natural resources
  • Ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines
  • Communication skills through written and oral presentations
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Agricultural Economics
Plant and Soil Science
Production Animal Health
Sustainable Production

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