AGSY410 Problem Solving in Farm Systems

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Updated: 10 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites any 24cp at 300 level
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Chris Guppy (
Unit Description

This unit aims to facilitate the integration of Rural Science curriculum material at farm and national level. Time will be allocated to a series of case studies/problems as well as to the use of models in the assessment of agricultural systems and their sustainability.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically analyse the interactions between soil, plant, animal and human systems;
  2. independently apply judgement to select appropriate detailed information to explain systems outcomes;
  3. analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems clearly articulating a logical progression of thinking;
  4. communicate knowledge through appropriate media in a professional manner to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  5. collaborate with others to complete tasks within certain time constraints.