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Course Code: 
AGE 7201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Introduces students to the concept of ‘Seminar’ and role of ‘Graduate Seminars’ in Graduate Training/Research. Develops students’ capacity (through imparting relevant knowledge and skills) in preparing and delivering seminar presentation/academic talk effectively to an academic audience; involves small groups of students preparing and presenting seminar presentations in form of tutorial sessions to peers (who act both as the audience group and evaluators) as well as to Departmental/ College Staff and student community on special academic events such as the Annual College Postgraduate Students’ workshop.  Builds students’ capacity in writing scientific papers for various academic fora and for publishing in scientific journals; involves groups of students selecting and reviewing/critiquing journal articles (or related academic works) in their disciplines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Objectives: 

  • Prepare and present effective oral presentations in seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia and other academic fora ; including presentation techniques, preparation of transparencies, slides; selection and use of appropriate audiovisual aids and equipment such as power point, overhead projector etc.
  • Moderate discussions during seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Evaluate presentations
  • Communicate clearly and effectively  research outputs to relevant audiences
  • Write publishable academic/journal articles/papers following acceptable formats


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Increase their depth of knowledge in agribusiness management
  • Ability to integrate the breadth of scientific knowledge in agribusiness management
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills within the profession of agribusiness management
  • Ability to apply results of research to practical problems
  • Proficiency in written, verbal and listening communication
  • Ability of different forms of communication to transfer knowledge to a variety of colleagues and members of the scientific community.
  • Ability to make professional contributions to the field of agribusiness management within the ethical framework of the profession.
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