UE Code : IL3-AT-MUL Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Total Hours :

73.75 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

To learn about and develop an understanding of the complexity of a territory/region and agriculture within this territory/region
To understand the issues faced by agriculture in relation to society as a whole
To identify the advantages of a multifunctional approach

Contents :

Group work on the subject of the Poitevin Marshland will make it possible to characterize the territory and to analyze one or more issues involving agricultural activity and its challenges within this territory/region. This work will be introduced by speakers and films and will open up a roundtable discussion on the advantages of the multifunctional approach.
Guest speakers will complement this work: The social structure of a territory/region, analysis Methodology of a territory/region, the impact of agriculture on the environment, Agro-environmental measures, etc.

Prerequisites :

This is a multidisciplinary module aiming at mobilizing and combining knowledge and more discipline-related skills acquired in the other modules (not only in IL3)
Linked to other modules: Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), CONEC, etc.

Teaching methods :

After a presentation of Poitevin Marshland there will be group work around a controversial issue in two stages: (1) Analysis and presentations in pairs on a topic in relation to the issue at hand (2) combining topics to get to one or more of the points of view being discussed on the controversial issue by means of an oral review/Oral Examination.. Methodological and theoretical content in classes and Seminars (TD).
Supervision for group work: G. Anzalone, C. Kanyarushoki, C. Lemarié, C. Manoli, M. Mawois, C. Mazaud, G. Pain, G. Piva
Speakers: E. Drouin, C. Kanyarushoki, E. Kernéis (INRA), G. Pain, C. Mazaud, D. Malheurty, Public Institution of the Poitevin Marshland (EPMP)

Supervision for group work: F. Coste, C. Manoli, C. Kanyarushoki, C. Lemarié, M. Mawois, G. Pain, G. Piva, C. Mazaud
Speakers: E. Drouin, R. Joseph, C. Kanyarushoki, E. Kernéis, J. Richard, G. Pain, C. Mazaud

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Common core courses and options

2 Common core courses (CC):

  • Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Crop Production and Applied Ecology

Students will choose one of these 4 options:

  • Option 1: Monogastric option
  • Option 2: Herbivore option
  • Option 3: Annual Crops option
  • Option 4: Sustainable Viticulture option