AGR402 Reading in Science and Agriculture (8)


This subject is a directed program of advanced reading, related to the student's perception of science and agriculture and to their area of specialisation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalOrange Campus
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalOrange Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGR402
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment is subject to the Course co-ordinator's approval
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to effectively conduct academic literature search
  • be able to critically evaluate recent literature on a given topic and report this using effective written communication
  • be able to demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills eg. through seminar presentation
  • be able to evaluate and rate the work of their peers
  • be able to demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of their discipline area through in-depth literature review


The subject will cover the following topics:
- How to develop skills in gathering, assessing, extracting and synthesizing information.
- Building skills to use library databases, use bibliographic programs, such as Endnote, and begin the process of developing a literature review from a small number of references.
- Practice and review skills to enable students to critically evaluate the writing of others.
- Creating and presenting powerpoint sessions.
- Learning to review and present information gathered in written form.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.