What will I learn?

This micro-credential will use a philosophical approach to critically analyse agricultural activities around the world. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to conduct a fair assessment of current and future ethical issues arising from agricultural production. They will examine current ideologies and scientific research that attempts to understand and improve the ethics of agriculture worldwide.

What you'll learn

Conduct a fair assessment of ethical issues arising from agricultural production.

Analyse the impact of agricultural activities on animals, natural resources, and society.

Collaborate with others to develop your personal perspective.

Why study this course?

Analyse, using a philosophical approach, the impact of agricultural activities on animals, natural resources, and society.
Critically discuss ethical issues relating to biology, economics, sociology, and philosophy, in the context of agricultural production.
Analyse and integrate information that is required to develop, explain, discuss and justify your personal perspective on modern agricultural practices.
Collaborate with others to consider and compare differing perspectives on ethical issues in agriculture.

Who should study this course

People wanting to understand ethical issues arising from agricultural production and to conduct a fair assessment of these issues.

Prospective students in Master of Agricultural Economics, Master of Agricultural Science, Master of Biotechnology and Master of Environmental Science.

How does it work?

Participants will take part in debates, a case study and peer assessments.

What's next after this course?

Future study
Students who complete this micro-credential can apply for advanced standing if they subsequently apply for a Master of Agricultural Economics, Master of Agricultural Science, Master of Biotechnology or Master of Environmental Science.
Career outcomes
Positions requiring the evaluation of the ethical issues arising from agricultural production, especially agriculture's impact on animals, natural resources, and society. Positions involving practical bioethical assessments.

Study options

Online/Distance (12 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $550 including GST

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

July 2022

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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