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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

AGEX 3000 (AX30A) TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN AGRICULTURE (3 credits)

(Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension) Syllabus: Characteristics of Caribbean Agricultural Knowledge/ Tech- nology Systems. Technology transfer processes. Principles and methods of agricultural technology transfer for various agricultural and rural audiences. Practical exercises involving

the main methods. Assessment: Coursework Examination

25% 75%

AGEX 3002 (AX36A) COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR AGRICUL- TURAL PROFESSIONAL (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Syllabus: Print media: types, design, preparation and writing for various agricultural publications. Introduction to computer graphics and publishing. Use of electronic media (radio, TV/video) in agricultural communication and training. Basic skills for pro- ducing radio programmes. Designing instructional video. Ba- sic photography. Design and prod of slide sets. Planning ex-

AGEX 3001 (AX35A) ISLAND FOOD SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Syllabus: An understanding of island food systems of the Tropical World, from the view point of their sustainability and how sustainability links to livelihood, equity and governance among selected is- land communities. The influences of these concepts on the occupations in farming, fishing, mining, forestry and national policy. Health and Nutrition Issues, Land and Water Use Con- flict and Food Security. Appropriate development decisions in order to sustain island food systems which continually benefit

all citizens. Assessment: Coursework Examinations

40% 60% (2-hours.)

tension campaigns. Practical involving a skill. Assessment: Coursework Examination

40% 60%

AGEX 3003 (AX39A)* GENDER ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Syllabus: Defining Gender as a social construct. Historical perspectives for Gender in Caribbean Agriculture. Gender roles and gender relations on the farm and in Agricultural Occupations. Gen- der Analyses. Gender sensitivity in decision-making which pertains to the agricultural industry. Feminist thinking. Mas-

culinities. Assessment: Coursework Examination

40% 60%

(Also offered to students reading relevant Minors and Majors in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities & Education)

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