Economic Environment of Agriculture (AGEC1006)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study is designed to give an understanding of some basic economic principles and to introduce the characteristics of the economic environment in which Australian agriculture operates. Topics to be covered include the structure, nature and history of the agricultural industries in Australia; agricultural adjustment in the world economy; introductory principles of production economics and farm management; elementary price theory and the factors affecting the demand, supply and prices of agricultural commodities.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
- Bachelor of Environmental Systems
- Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness
- Bachelor of Medical Science
- Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Medicine
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Further unit of study information
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2hr exam (55%) and 1x50 min mid-semester exam (25%) and workshop papers (20%)
HE Drummond and JW Goodwin, Agricultural Economics, 3rd edn (Prentice-Hall, 2011)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
AGEC1003 or AGEC1004
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.