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.

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

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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