AGR402 Reading in Science and Agriculture (8)

This subject is a directed program of advanced reading, related to the student's perception of science and agriculture and to their area of specialisation.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGR402. 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



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is subject to the Course co-ordinator's approval

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to effectively conduct academic literature search
  • be able to critically evaluate recent literature on a given topic and report this using effective written communication
  • be able to demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills eg. through seminar presentation
  • be able to evaluate and rate the work of their peers
  • be able to demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of their discipline area through in-depth literature review


This subject will cover the following topics:

- How to develop skills in gathering, assessing, extracting and synthesizing information.
- Building skills to use library databases, use bibliographic programs, such as Endnote, and begin the process of developing a literature review from a small number of references.
- Practice and review skills to enable students to critically evaluate the writing of others.
- Creating and presenting powerpoint sessions.
- Learning to review and present information gathered in written form.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of AGR402 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Library database tutorial
Critique of a literature review
The literature review

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.