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Curricular information is subject to change
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1) Demonstrate an awareness of key global environmental issues and the factors that are giving rise to these.
2) Understand the main ways in which agricultural production systems have changed over time, particularly over the last 60 years.
3) Appreciate the potential implications of global human population growth on natural resources.
4) Understand the importance of biodiversity in agricultural production systems.
5) Demonstrate an awareness of key policy and legislative initiatives that impact on European agricultural production systems.
Key areas this module will focus on are:
Ecosystem service provision
Quantity and quality of water resources
Growing human population
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Class Test: Multiple choice||Week 5||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: One hour short answer end of trimester examination||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Not yet recorded.
|Assoc Professor Barry John McMahon||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Paul Murphy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|