AGR610 Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation (16)

This subject gives the student the opportunity to investigate in depth an area of personal interest in relation to sustainable agriculture. This is the capstone subject in the sustainable agriculture program for students and is designed to develop skills in building a research question, formulating strategies to answer that question, and gathering evidence to develop a well reasoned treatise that addresses the research question. <br>The Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation principally involves an evaluation of information from a wide range of sources enabling students to formulate a view or perspective on a chosen topic relating to sustainable agriculture. Field studies may be included but are not expected and would be a minor component.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Online
Orange Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Online
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGR610. 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

Two sessions

School

School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Prerequisites

AGR580

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop a focussed research question and a framework or methodology of enquiry;
  • be able to demonstrate how to access data or information on a specified topic from a wide range of sources including databases of primary sources of information;
  • be able to critically appraise and evaluate collected data;
  • be able to prepare a written report, dissertation, that develops a well reasoned proposition for which evidence has been gathered and discussed in a logical manner.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Identification of research question
  • Preparation of study proposal
  • Collection of data
  • Analysis of data
  • Preparation of dissertation

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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