HORTICUL 4010BWT - Advanced Horticulture (Hons) Pt 2

Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

This modular course covers a range of advanced topics in Horticulture, the methods of presentation and assessment of which vary according to module.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code HORTICUL 4010BWT
    Course Advanced Horticulture (Hons) Pt 2
    Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Waite Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Mixed mode - flexible and/or intensive
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Incompatible HORTICUL 4003AWT/BWT
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description This modular course covers a range of advanced topics in Horticulture, the methods of presentation and assessment of which vary according to module.
    Course Staff

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    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Analyse and critically evaluate scientific literature in a particular area of research related to Horticulture Science.
    2 Synthesise knowledge and ideas into a written argument.
    3 Communicate scientific information clearly and concisely in written English.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-2
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-2
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-3
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-3
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The Honours Advanced Horticulture Science Course enables students to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of a chosen area of scientific research, through either coursework or specialised written essay.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend approximately 12 to 24 hours on their studies. This includes time spent in lectures and/or time spent reading scientific literature and writing.
    Learning Activities Summary
    This course will enable students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of a chosen area of scientific research, through either coursework or specialised written essay.
  • Assessment

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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task of assessment Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurlde (Yes/No) Learning Outcome
    Essay Summative

    100%

    No 1-3
    Assessment Detail
    Essay

    Students will prepare a 4500 word essay on a topic of their choice (that is not directly related to their research project). The essay should provide evidence of critical thought and argument. Communication skills and the ability to analyse and critically evaluate knowledge and ideas will be assessed.
    Submission
    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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