- Code ENVS6224
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Science, Environmental Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Rachael Rodney Harris
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2021
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This course cannot be entirely adjusted for remote participation in 2021 and will include on-campus activities. Intensive component: 21 Jun-2 Jul.
This course will provide students with broad underpinning knowledge of practices and systems of the Australian agricultural sector. This course is intended to provide breadth of systems knowledge to allow students of a range of knowledge domains to come together and apply their knowledge in an agricultural context. It will focus on the interface between domain knowledge relevant to the modern agricultural system. Students will gain an understanding of the complex ecological and biophysical processes and interactions between climate, soils, crop plants, livestock, and management systems. A range of land management issues are examined, with students developing the skills to design and implement improved farming systems to address these issues in the context of barriers to adoption, and key enablers of practice change.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply an understanding of key concepts to the modern agricultural system.
- Integrate knowledge of production systems to view Australian agrifood as a system.
- Critically review literature and 'real life' examples of agricultural production in context as a system.
- Effectively interpret and critique agricultural data using standard analytical and communication techniques, and communicate key information about agri systems to a range of audiences.
- Apply holistic thinking on course topics, in the context of real-world challenges.
This winter intensive course will involve farm visits to the greater ACT or Central West region. Overnight stays will be required and additional fees will apply. Please refer to the Class Summary for full details.
If you do not meet the requisites for this course, it may be possible to receive a permission code. If you are prompted for a permission code on ISIS, please request one online via the following form.
- Quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Practical exercises (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Stakeholder communications exercise (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Field trip engagement and report (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Critical literature review (20) [LO 3,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the session including:
- Face-to face component consisting of 65 hours of contact delivered intensively over 2 weeks comprising: lectures, practicals and field excursions;
- Approximately 65 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, practicals and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students will be assigned published papers or reviews as background to core topics and expected to discuss these in the workshops.
No prior knowledge in agricultural sciences required.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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