In this subject students will develop a high level awareness and understanding of the social (human) nature of agriculture and farming, while drawing on the knowledge gained from previous subjects primarily focused on the individual technical agricultural disciplines. The focus of the subject is on developing skills and expertise in integration of all factors influencing production including farming techniques and overall farmer philosophy to production and business management.
Analysis of the environmental, social, economic and political factors impacting on agricultural production in Australia will be undertaken, including the study of real world case studies of integrated farming practice.
While other subjects teach mostly technical skills and knowledge, this subject shifts the focus to also understanding the human element, that is, the decision maker (the manager) and decision making, including the various on and off-farm factors that influence decision making. Accordingly students will also develop skills in conducting and interpreting social research and ultimately be able to differentiate between the various influences on decision making in agriculture and day-to-day farming, developing an associated understanding of the factors that drive change.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
This subject is specific to The Bachelor of Agricultural Science students. Students who have not completed all of the first 3 years of this course cannot enrol into this subject.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.