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Module

ACE2006 : Agricultural Economics and Policy

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Francisco Areal
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module provides students with the basic analytical tools to evaluate the effect of agricultural, trade and environmental policies on welfare. The module explains and uses the principles of agricultural economics to help gaining an understanding of issues and events in the agricultural sector and international trade.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module is divided into 4 main sections:
1) Principles of agricultural economics;
2) Agricultural Policy;
3) The economics of farmland value and
4) Current and future agricultural policy issues

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion80:152:00Online quizzes via Canvas
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion135:0035:00Online - Take home coursework report including quantitative analysis (100%)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials80:304:00A combination of short recordings of lecture material and text published on VLE each week
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading52:0010:00module lecturer will give students relevant reading for module topics throughout the semester
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study139:0039:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk12:002:00Wrap up session; what conclusions we can take; using feedback from students and module convenor
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk81:008:00Synchronous Lectures using Zoom
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students will have full access to all reading materials in advance of classes. Class discussion, Q/A sessions etc. encouraged during class. Lecture material is comprehensive and extensive, and requires substantial student study outside the classroom. Understanding of concepts and main ideas taught in this module will be tested during an in-class MCQs (45 min).The assignment is set specifically to test learning objectives, and to encourage students to practice their skills and extend their knowledge and understanding to be able to achieve these outcomes.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100Assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Semesters 1 and 2 will be entirely coursework based. The students will have two pieces of assessment, that contribute 50% each to the overall module mark. Students will have a to write a 2 reports on relevant topics to the material covered in class.

Reading Lists

Timetable