Extension involves 'the conscious use of communication of information to help people form sound opinions and make good decisions' (van den Ban & Hawkins, 1996). In practice this includes building and enhancing the knowledge of people in rural communities. For students the subject is about people and change in the agricultural and equine industries. It introduces and develops the role of the social sciences in agriculture and equine industries - emphasising social relationships and networks as well as the physical and biological components of the farm and industry systems. It gives students an understanding of social processes as a means of change and improvement in whichever industry and role they see themselves. Studied at the postgraduate level, the subject uses methods and theory from communication and social science to provide an understanding of the forces and process of change, and to develop the skills necessary to assist people achieve change.
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
Restricted to students enrolling in Post Graduate Courses including Articulated Sets of Courses, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters.
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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.