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Empires, Power and the Modern World: Food as History

Undergraduate | LTU-HIS1EPM | 2024

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Empires, Power and the Modern World: Food as History

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate historical understanding of food production and consumption, with reference to processes of imperialism and industrialisation, and applying the concepts of gender, class, race, power and modernity as appropriate.
    2. Develop inquiry/research skills, including the ability to effectively access and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials, both electronic and paper-based.
    3. Practice critical-thinking, creative problem-solving and cultural literacy skills through analysing historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
    4. Develop effective literacy and communication skills through the practice of oral and written communication.
    5. Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures by reflecting on social, environmental and economic change and challenges in relation to food sustainability for future generations.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HUS1FFT (Food for Thought: Discovering the World through Commodities) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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