2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
MAB242 or MAB251 or MAE305
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar every second week
Online Independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 scheduled online seminars
This Unit will revisit the 21st century key issues facing the food and agricultural sector, namely food and water security and climate change, as well as other issues such as the food-energy nexus, food loss and waste management, among others. It will frame the discussions through the use of relevant conceptual frameworks and analytical tools related to sustainable development and natural resource management, and making reference to case studies from Australia as well as other parts of the world. Students will also be provided opportunity to critically evaluate the ongoing global and Australian efforts to address these challenges covering topics such as the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals, foreign aid, and free trade agreements.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: Submit all assessments
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