FA C U L T Y Faculty
BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture
AGRI 1001( AG13B) MICROBIOLOGY 1 (2 credits)
AGRI 1004 (AG15B) THE ECONOMIC & SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (5 credits)
Syllabus: Microbiology as a fundamental study of bacteria, fungi and viruses, structure and growth of micro organisms, genetic re-
combination in bacteria and microbial control. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:
AGRI 1002 (AG13C) MICROBIOLOGY II (2 credits)
Syllabus: A study of microbiological application in respect to food pres- ervation, principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Food Point System (HACCP), ecology of micro organisms, and the role of micro organisms in agriculture, technology and diseases.
AGRI 1003 (AG14C) MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS (3 credits)
Syllabus: Review of Numbers, Indices and Logarithms. Basic linear alge- bra, Functions, Graphs, Differential and Integral Calculus.
Elements of Matrix Algebra. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:
(The Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension) Syllabus: The nature and scope of economic and social forces in agricul- ture. Introduction to basic principles of rural sociology. An ex- amination of the structure, function and changes in the Carib- bean rural societies. The interaction between socio-economic factors, agricultural systems and agricultural development in the Caribbean. Supply and demand characteristics of the agri- culture sector, price determination in a competitive market model, basic principles of production and consumption. The economy as a whole. Money, banking and foreign trade.
AGRI 1005 (AG16B) INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE (4 credits)
Syllabus: This course defines agriculture, traces its historical develop- ment and describes its importance to the economy, with spe- cial emphasis on the tropics and the Caribbean. The relation- ship between agriculture and food supply is considered. Spe- cial attention is paid to the physical and technical aspects of agriculture and the relationships between the crop, livestock, agro processing, marketing and distribution sub-sectors.
AGRI 1010 (AG18A) INTRODUCTION TO CROP AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (4 credits)
Introduction to fundamental concepts of crop and livestock production. Provides an overview of crop production and deals with the major species of livestock in the CARICOM region, along with the factors that affect their productivity
and profitability. Assessment: Coursework: Examination: