Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

1L2W

Assessment methods

Progressive assessment

Course coordinator

Prof Helen Ross

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

The course introduces students to major emerging issues affecting policy and practice in the agricultural, agribusiness, food sciences and rural development fields, and equips them to apply their knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing world context. Topics include global megatrends, futuring and foresighting skills, leading into examination of globalisation, food security, climate change, water resources, sustainability and resilience. In combination with the leadership course, students will be encouraged to think of themselves as shaping the future, rather than solely responding to trends. The course will emphasise student directed learning, and case studies. The course will be designed to be equally relevant to students from developing and developed countries.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile