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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

  • 2.

    Outline of the UCPA Programme

    • a.

      The following certificates are offered in the UCPA:

      • Course Certificates for individual courses;

      • Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA);

      • Certificate of Specialisation in Tropical Agriculture (CSTA).

    • b.

      The CTA is awarded on completion of four (4) core and four (4) basic courses, while the CSTA is awarded on completion of four (4) basic and four (4) advanced courses in one of the areas of Specialisation respectively (see Tables 1 and 2).

c.

Courses normally extend over one (1) semester and all courses are four (4) credits in weight.

UCPA Courses

The UCPA consist of twenty-three (23) courses including four (4) core; eight (8) basic and eleven (11) advanced courses. Other courses may be added to the programme as the need arises.

Table 1: UCPA Courses for the CTA and CSTA

Course Code CORE COURSES

Course

AU41A

AU41B

AU41C

AU41D

Agroecology & Sociology of Caribbean Rural Systems Tropical Crop and Livestock Production Systems Food Science, Technology and Food Utilisation Business & Resource Management in Caribbean Agriculture

BASIC COURSES

AU42A AU42B

AU42C

AU42D

AU42E

Marketing Theory, Research & Practice Basic Economic Principles, Practices & Applications Agricultural Production & Commercialisation Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises Agricultural Waste Management

AU42G

AU42H

Communication Skills for Extension Workers Basic Principles & Key Practices for Extension

ADVANCE AU43A AU43B

AU43C

AU43D AU43E AU43F

AU43G AU43H

AU43 I

AU43 J

AU43K

D COURSES Marketing Planning and Management International Marketing & Quality Assessment Food Quality and Food Sanitation Management Economic and Agricultural Development Financing Agricultural Enterprises Agro-tourism & Agro-environmental Linkages for Development Sport Field and Turf Grass Management Management of Community Parks and Green Spaces Pollution and Protection of Water Resources Development Extension Programmes Using Participatory Approaches Methods in Teaching Agriculture

Table 2: Courses for the CSTA Specialisation Areas

Specialisation Basic Courses Advanced Courses

Compulsory Compulsory

Food and Agricultural Marketing And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses Agri-business Management And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses Agro-environmental Management And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses Rural Development, Communication and Education And any other two Basic Courses And any other two Advanced Courses

AU42A & AU42B AU43A & AU43B

AU42C & AU42D AU43D & AU43E

AU42E & AU42F AU43F & AU43I

AU42G & AU42H AU43J & AU43K

AU42F

Land Resource Protection

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