AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints (8)


This subject focuses on major issues and viewpoints confronting industrialised agriculture and society in relation to conservation of the environment and sustainable development.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineOrange Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGR475
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

Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
AGR775 AGR775 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to discuss alternative viewpoints on sustainability and sustainable agriculture
  • Be able to synthesise differing viewpoints and elements of sustainability into a coherent framework and set of principles or definitions
  • Be able to analyise of the sustainability of an agricultural region or industry
  • Be able to critically review academic literature and provide other contributions to discussions about sustainable


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Current issues facing agriculture and agricultural practice
  • The nature of sustainability and sustainable development
  • Alternative conceptions of sustainable development
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Paradigms of sustainable agriculture
  • Emerging applications of sustainability in agriculture


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.