Information Literacy for Horticulture

Subject AGRI10010 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 24 hours of practicals/tutorials
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Students in this subject will gain the skills needed to identify, access, evaluate, organise and communicate technical information. Topics will include written and verbal communications, style guides relevant to the discipline of horticulture, and generic skills in computer technology and general communication.


This subject aims to ensure students are equipped with the necessary skills for university study, in written and verbal communication, as well as competence with appropriate communication technology.


Referenced report (worth 30 %), online writing task (worth 30%) and a group presentation (worth 40%).

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

• Use of electronic and web-based technologies for communication;
• Effective communication principles for a range of audiences;
• Experience in written and oral communication;
• Referencing and academic writing styles;
• Problem-solving and critical thinking skills; and
• Understand group dynamics and effective team work.

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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