Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of seminars and debates, 12 hours of tutorials,(3 hours per week) |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Eligibility for honours or postgraduate degree|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all 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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to laboratory activities and field trips. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.|
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Global Warming is now a reality and the resultant changes in climate will dramatically affect the demographics of the world’s food production in the next half century. This subject will examine the potential impacts of current and projected future changes to the climates of world’s major agricultural areas on food production.
The objective of this subject is to use Australian agriculture with its broad range of industries and climatic zones as an exemplar of the potential adaptation strategies that may be implemented to ensure the sustainability of food production.
|Objectives:||Information Not Available|
|Assessment:||One assignment of 3000 words (50% of total marks) – by week 6, three forum critiques up to 750 words each (30% of total marks) – weeks 2, 4 and 9, individual seminar presentation (20%) – week 11.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Information Not Available|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity, and the ethics of scholarship Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social, technical or economic information from primary and other sources
Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
Capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge
Ability to integrate information across a relevant discipline to solve problems in applied situations
Highly developed computer - based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication.
Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
Highly developed oral communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community.
Appreciation of social and cultural diversity from a regional to a global context
Ability to participate effectively as a member of a team
Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects
Master of Agricultural Science |
Climate Change |
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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