Undergraduate Course: Introductory Topics in Agricultural and Food Economics (VETS08001)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This is an introductory course that covers topics in agricultural and food economics. The course will present factual material concerning the development situation at farm, supply chain and country level, as well as promote the development of a basic understanding of economic decision-making problems.
The aim of the course is to introduce students from varied science and quantitative backgrounds to introductory concepts within agricultural economic analysis. This will be centred on key themes for economic development, namely understanding the basic theories behind production, consumption, farm and industrial organisation and market power.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Feedback will be supplied within 15 days of the submission deadline.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Introductory Topics in Agricultural and Food Economics MCQ and SAQ Paper||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify common explanations for why supply and demand cannot always be reconciled
- Compare and contrast economic theories from the agri-food context.
- Analyse agricultural data to understand how resources are allocated within agricultural systems.
- Identify general principles between economic and biophysical challenges.
|Lipsey and Chrystel, 29015. Economics. OUP Oxford; 13 edition|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Barnes
Tel: (0131) 535 4042
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)51 7454