Not offered in 2019
Provides an overview and socio-cultural history of ‘organics’, starting literally from the ground up. Introduces types of organic farming, and evaluates basic agroecological and regenerative food production principles. Critically evaluates the scientific evidence for the benefits and impacts associated with organics.
Module 1: From the ground up: An introduction to organics
Module 2: History of organic farming principles
Module 3: Agroecology and regenerative land use
Module 4: Integrative soil ecology and good soil health
Module 5: Understanding the science of organics
Module 6: Impacts of organic food production and consumption
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||define and evaluate 'organics', tracing its environmental, socio-cultural and indigenous roots.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||explain agroecology and apply basic principles of regenerative land practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically evaluate the philosophical principle that 'healthy soils generate healthy crops'||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate the potential impact of organic farming on resource use, productivity and food security including climate change.||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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