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  • FACULTIES OF THE UNIVERSITYOF PRETORIA

    HUMANITIES

    EDUCATION

    NATURAL, AGRICULTURAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

    LAW

    THEOLOGY

    ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

    VETERINARY SCIENCE

    HEALTH SCIENCES

    DENTISTRY

    ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

    Address all correspondence to:

    The RegistrarUniversity of PretoriaPretoria0002

    Cheques and postal orders must be crossed and made payable to the University of Pretoria.

    Telephone:(012) 420-4111Facsimile: (012) 362-5168/362-5190/362-5194

    ISBN 1-86854-260-2

  • FACULTY OF NATURAL, AGRICULTURAL ANDINFORMATION SCIENCES

    PART I(separate publication

    School of Mathematical Sciences Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Statistics Assurance and Actuarial Science

    School of Physical Sciences Physics Chemistry Geography Earth Sciences

    School of Information TechnologyInformaticsInformation SciencesComputer Science

    PART II(this publication)

    School of Biological Sciences Biochemistry Genetics Microbiology and Plant Pathology Physiology Botany Zoology and Entomology

    School of Agricultural Sciences Agriculture Economics, Extension and Rural Development Animal and Wildlife Sciences Food Science Home Economics Plant Production and Soil Science

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PageACADEMIC PERSONNEL........................................................................................... 1

    GENERAL INFORMATION.......................................................................................... 7Admission ........................................................................................................... 7Selection ............................................................................................................. 7Statement of Symbols......................................................................................... 7Medium of instruction.......................................................................................... 7Bursaries and loans ............................................................................................ 7Accommodation .................................................................................................. 7Open day ............................................................................................................ 7Prescribed books ................................................................................................ 7Amendment of regulations.................................................................................. 7

    REGULATIONS AND CURRICULA ............................................................................ 9Admission to undergraduate study ..................................................................... 9Registration......................................................................................................... 11Examination and pass requirements .................................................................. 11

    DEGREES CONFERRED IN THE FACULTY ............................................................. 12Courses, codes and prerequisites ...................................................................... 14BSc ..................................................................................................................... 27BSc(Hons)........................................................................................................... 51MSc..................................................................................................................... 52BSc(Agric)........................................................................................................... 52BSc(Agric)(Hons)................................................................................................ 81MSc(Agric) .......................................................................................................... 82BInstAgrar ........................................................................................................... 83BInstAgrar(Hons) ................................................................................................ 94MInstAgrar .......................................................................................................... 95PhD..................................................................................................................... 96DSc ..................................................................................................................... 97BSecEd(Sci)........................................................................................................ 97DipEd(Sci)........................................................................................................... 103

    SYLLABI ...................................................................................................................... 108

    PRIZES/MEDALS IN THE FACULTY.......................................................................... 151

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    FACULTY OF NATURAL, AGRICULTURAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

    ACADEMIC PERSONNEL AS ON 30 JUNE 1999

    DEANProf R.M. Crewe, BSc(Agric) MSc(Agric)(Natal) PhD(Entom)(University of Georgia)FRES FRSSAL MSAAS Pr Sci.Nat

    DEPARTMENTS

    Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural DevelopmentKirsten, J.F., BSc(Agric)(Hons)(Stell) MSc(Agric)

    PhD(Pret) ............................................................. Professor (Head)Thirtle, C.G., BSc(Econ)(London School of Economics)

    MSc(Southern Illinois) MPhil PhD(Columbia) ................ Extraordinary ProfessorVan Zyl, J., MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric)(Pret) PhD(Vista) ........... Extraordinary ProfessorDvel, G.H., Dip Agric (Cedara) BSc(Agric) MinstAgrar

    DInstAgrar(Pret) PrSciNat.............................................. ProfessorBotha, C.A.J., BSc(Agric) MInstAgrar PhD(Pret).................. Associate ProfessorHassan, R.M., BSc(Hons) MSc(Agric)(Sudan)

    MSc PhD(Iowa) .............................................................. Associate ProfessorMakhura, M.T., BSc(Agric)(Unin) BCom(Hons)(Unisa)

    MSc(Agric)(Penn State) ................................................. LecturerTownsend, R.F., BSc(Agric)(Natal) MSc(Agric)(UK) ............ LecturerDoyer, O.T., BSc(Agric) ........................................................ Junior LecturerCoetzee, G.K., BSc(Agric)(Hons) MSc(Agric)(Stell)PhD(Pret) Associate ProfessorSteyn, G.J., BSc(Agric)(Stell) BSc(Agric)(Hons)(Pret)

    MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric)(UFH) ......................................... Senior LecturerRwelamira, J.K., M.A.M.R.D.(Florida USA) .......................... Research OfficerPenzhorn, N., BSc(Agric) BSc(Agric)(Hons)(Pret)............... Junior LecturerVan Rooyen, C.J., BSc(Agric) BSc(Agric)(Hons)(Stell) MSc

    (Agric) DSc(Agric)(Pret) ................................................. ProfessorAbalu, G.I., BSc(University of Wisconsin) MSc PhD

    (Iowa State University) ................................................... Extraordinary ProfessorAnandajayasekeram, P., BSc(Agric)(Hons)(University of Sri

    Lanka) PhD(University of Geulph Canada).................... Extraordinary ProfessorDHaese, L.J.G.M.H., PhD(Rijksun Universityt Gent) ........... Extraordinary ProfessorThristle, C.G., BSc(Econ)(London School of Economics)

    MS(Southern Illinois) MPhil PhD(Columbia) .................. Extraordinary ProfessorMcDonald, S., PhD(Univ van NewCastle)HND(Edinburgh)

    BSc(Agric)(NewCastle) PhD(Nottingham University)..... Extraordinary Professor

    Department of Agricultural- and Food EngineeringSee Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment.

    Department of Animal and Wildlife SciencesCasey, N.H., MSc(Agric)(Natal) DSc(Agric)(Pret)

    PrSciNat(Anim) .............................................................. Professor (Head)Bothma, J. du P., MSc(Pret) PhD(Texas A&M) PrSciNat..... ProfessorCronj, P.B., BSc(Agric)(Pret) BSc(Agric)(Hons)

    MSc(Agric)(Stell) PhD(New England) ............................ Associate Professor

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    Jansen van Ryssen, J.B., BSc(Agric)(Pret)MSc(Agric)(Natal) PhD(Natal)........................................ Associate Professor

    Van Hoven, W., MSc DSc(PU vir CHO) PrSciNat ................ Associate ProfessorVan Niekerk, W.A., BSc(Agric)(Hons) MSc(Agric)

    PhD(Pret) ....................................................................... Senior LecturerVermeulen, G.T.J., BSc(Agric) BSc(Agric)(Hons)

    (Pret) MSc(Agric)(UOVS)............................................... Senior LecturerWebb, E.C., MSc(Agric) PhD(Pret) PrSciNat(Anim)............. Senior LecturerKoster, E., BSc(Agric)(Pret) BSc(Agric)(Hons)

    MSc(Agric)(UOVS)......................................................... LecturerCoetzee, C.B., BSc(Agric)(Hons) MSc(Agric)(Pret).............. Research OfficerMeyer, J.A., BSc(Agric) MSc(Agric)(Pret)............................. Research Officer

    Department of BiochemistryNeitz, A.W.H., MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric)(Pret) PrSciNat.......... Professor (Head)Louw, A.I., MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric)(Pret) LAkad(SA)

    PrSciNat ......................................................................... ProfessorVerschoor, J.A., MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric)(Pret) ...................... ProfessorApostolides, Z., MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric)(Pret) PrSciNat........ Senior LecturerGaspar, A.R.M., MSc PhD(Pret)........................................... Senior LecturerJoubert, F., BSc(Hons) MSc(Pret) ........................................ Lector

    Department of Biological and Agricultural Sciences GeneralVan der Walt, J.P., (BSc MSc (UP) Doctorandus (Rijks

    University of Leiden) DSc (Tech) ................................... Honouree profess