Agricultural science for the program soil and plant sciences
Additional course evaluations for LB0107
Academic year 2020/2021Agricultural science for the program soil and plant sciences (LB0107-30260) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23
Academic year 2019/2020Agricultural science for the program soil and plant sciences (LB0107-30186) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24
Academic year 2018/2019Agricultural science for the program soil and plant sciences (LB0107-30228) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25
LB0107 Agricultural science for the program soil and plant sciences, 15.0 CreditsLantbruksvetenskap för mark/växtagronomer
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to general entry requirements.
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to, from a Swedish perspective, give the students knowledge of the relationship between the biological preconditions for the production processes, understanding of the conditions, needs and actions for the agricultural sector and its’ interaction with the rest of society.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
-account for economic thinking and business economic perspectives, with application to agricultural businesses, at a general level.
-use and understand keywords that describe the economic situation in a company
-define important aspects of rural and agricultural policy, economics and national and international political organisations
-describe at a general level the Swedish food industry and international actors and food labels
-be familiar with industrial processes and hygienic aspects in the food industry at a general level and with the requirements that they set on agriculture
-describe basic biological differences between different important production animals in the agriculture that influences what at a general level they are used to and which requirements are set on feeding and maintenance and ethical aspects on animal husbandry.
-describe important practices in the animal husbandry at a general level.
-describe at a general level preconditions (social, cultural, economic) for rural development.
-describe at a general level aspects of the history of the rural area
ContentThe course focuses on Swedish conditions and covers the economics of the agriculture, resources, methods - including technology - for production of goods (production of animals and food) and these products’ controlled breeding.
In the course, lectures are alternated with a project work in groups to be presented orally and in a written report. The connection between different parts of the course and the relevance for crop production are obtained through case studies (project work)
Argumentation technique is practiced in both exercise and group discussions.
Practical connection is obtained through study visits.
Compulsory components occur within e g exercises, study visits, group assignments and presentations.
Formats and requirements for examinationThe aim of the course is examined through written examination and approved participation in compulsory course modules.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.