Australian Agriculture

Subject 208-109 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of demonstration and practical work, including full-day tours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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:

Subject Overview:

The aim of this subject is to provide students with a range of knowledge, practical experiences and observations of the main agricultural industries land users of south-eastern Australia. It is expected that on the completion of this subject students should have gained a practical understanding of the management operations and options of the production cycle and be conversant with the limitations, constraints and impacts which influence them. Importantly, an insight into the landholder perspective of these industries will be gained. The place of agriculture in rural communities and factors affecting sustainability will be explored.

Topics covered include:

  • the history and development of Australian agriculture;

  • the annual cycle of production of the major agricultural industries in south-eastern Australia; and

  • the sustainability of these industries from economic, social, environmental and system-wide perspectives.

Assessment: A 3-hour written examination (60%), a one-hour test (10%), and two assignments each equivalent to 1000 words (15% each).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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