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 Outlines
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Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Online
Orange 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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Subject Relationships

AGR775 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

AGR775

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

Syllabus

This 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

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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