The unit explores human population growth and the impending global food crisis by introducing agriculture as a managed ecosystem, from the earliest shifting cultivation systems to the most intensive systems currently practiced today. The ecological, economic and social sustainability of these systems is considered in relation to diversity, intensity of management and productivity. The unit includes field trips to contrasting agricultural production systems in the Hobart & Launceston areas to illustrate major sustainability concepts covered in the unit. Field trips are recorded and made available for flexible delivery to all students.
|Unit name||Sustainable Resource Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Ms Katrina Durham|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate knowledge of agricultural practices and systems
- Understand major ecosystem processes in agricultural systems
- Understand concepts of social, economic and environmental sustainability in agricultural production
- Develop information literacy skills relevant to tertiary study (accessing information, critical analysis of information, academic integrity, scientific writing)
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Hobart: All lectures delivered online. Tutorials, field trips and practical delivered face-to-face.
Launceston: All lectures and some tutorials delivered online. 4 x whole-day face-to-face workshops/field trip/practicals scheduled.
|Assessment||Online quizzes (x8) (16%)|Examination (40%)|Participation (4%)|Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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