Available courses

AEE604 SEMINARS SERIES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION (2022 SEMESTER 2 FT)

Course Aim and Objectives

To expose students to the culture of exploring Agricultural Education’s issues, problems and opportunities and to the fora that debate on them to seek solutions. At the end of the course students should be able to;
• Demonstrate knowledge of what Agricultural Education is all about.
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic terms including: Meeting, Seminar, Workshop, Conference and Symposium
• Plan an effective seminar
• Prepare a seminar presentation
• Present in a seminar set up
• Demonstrate knowledge of learning from a seminar
• Act as a discussant in an educational gathering
• Identify topical issues in Agricultural Education and orchestrate their debates
• Learn from critiquing research articles presented in seminars

Rationale

The course intends to expose students to the scholarly culture of exploring agricultural education issues to debate on and sort solutions. The course further intends to acquaint students not only with presentation skills but also with planning skills and associated logistics.

Course Synopsis

The course is designed to identify issues, problems and opportunities in Agricultural education in Botswana, sub Saharan Africa and in the world at large.

AEB317 RURAL SOCIOLOGY (2021 SEMESTER 1 FT)

The course AEB317 (Introduction to Rural Sociology) is a two credit core to most undergraduate and Higher Diploma programmes.
It is offered in semester 1 (August to December).

Rural Sociology isa branch of sociology that has its concern with rural social structures, rural livelihoods, rural cultural settings including rural political leadership and other issues that concern rural communities.

With these aspects of the course, the students who take this course are prepared to understand rural development issues.

AEB418 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS (2022 SEMESTER 1 FT)

The study of Economics is based on theoretical assumptions about the behaviour of economic agents. Econometrics can be employed to estimate economic relationships and quantify the effects of changes in economic fundamentals on the behaviour of economic agents, as well as their welfare. It applies mathematical and statistical tools on economic data to test and verify theoretical models, and to assess the behaviour of economic agents as well their response to changes in economic variables and public policy, and to conduct hypotheses testing. This course will therefore equip students with econometrics tools for estimating equations for explaining economic relationships. Topics covered include simple linear regression models, multiple linear regression models, functional forms, hypothesis testing, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, regression on dummy independent variables and regressions on dummy dependent variable.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Define econometrics and state its purpose
• Estimate coefficients and related statistical measures for simple regression equations.
• Specify and estimate multiple linear regression models.
• Estimate regression models with alternative functional forms.
• Diagnose classical regression model violations and identify remedial measures.
• Estimate regression models with dummy independent variables.
• Estimate regression models with dummy dependent variables.