Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is taught over the first six weeks of semester with an exam in the end-of-semester examination period.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Approximately 50 hours, 5 hours of lectures and 2 hours of workshops each week over 6 weeks including a 1 day field trip |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Reading of rural press (eg newspapers and journals) will provide valuable background knowledge of Australian agricultural production systems.
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Bob Farquharson
This subject is the first of a suite of three first year subjects that are core to the Bachelor of Agriculture. (Agricultural Production Systems 1-3). These subjects introduce students to the major Australian agricultural production systems (plant and animal) and to the social and business principles that underpin them. Using examples that provide a concrete overview of the workings of each production system, students will develop an understanding of the range of drivers of that system- economics and market drivers; sustainability, including resource, financial and environmental sustainability; the structure of agricultural communities and the farming context, environmental and welfare issues, and the policy and political issues that underpin decision making in agricultural production industries.
In this first subject, students will explore the role of Australia in world food production, global food priorities, the factors that have historically driven farm enterprise development in different regions of Australia, and current and future trends in agricultural industries.
Students who have satisfactorily completed this subject will:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A student who satisfactorily completes this subject should be able to:
Bachelor of Agriculture |
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