Undergraduate | TAS-KLA103 | 2024
Global Food Security
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
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Global Food Security
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain global issues of food production, sustainability and justice from environmental, economic, political, cultural, and moral perspectives.
- Describe and justify reasoned action to promote food security by sourcing, evaluating and integrating diverse information.
- Interrogate matters of food security by reflecting on personal values, evaluating diverse perspectives and debating controversial issues.
- Identify and advocate for local, national and global responses to contribute to food security.
- Module 1: What is food security:
- Exploring global food systems
- Module 2 - Food security challenges
- Poverty, population and the future
- Ethics of global food security: good choices
- Resource limits: hitting the peak
- Module 3: Contexts for food security
- On the farm
- Policy and practice
- Module 4: Debating food security problems
- Climate change and biofuels
- Health: nutrition and wellbeing
- Food waste: closing the loop
- Module 5: Food futures
- Evaluating technological solutions to food security
- You and the future of food security
The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This subject helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge developed in the subject are relevant to all citizens and professions.
Through this Online subject you will work with fellow students and lecturers from different disciplines to critically explore the many facets of global food security. You will be asked to consider environmental, technical, economic, cultural, political and moral questions. You will develop your capacity for: integrating diverse forms of information, evaluating diverse arguments and advocating positive responses to diverse audiences. You will tackle vitally important problems, such as those related to hunger, obesity, resources, poverty, population, justice and sustainability. You will participate in constructive debates on controversial topics such as diets, biofuels, biotechnology, and capitalism.
Students engage in 4 x 1-hour assessment linked online tutorials over semester, a voluntary weekly 1-hour Online Interactive Forum (held live Thursday of each semester week with recordings available in MyLO), weekly pre-recorded lecture content (released Monday of each teaching week), set weekly readings, online discussions and assessment tasks. Assessment is 100% internal (i.e., no examination) and enables you to actively engage with ideas and issues, reflect on your learning and learn collaboratively.
- Engagement Part (a) Tutorial Leader (5%)
- Engagement Part (b) Module Discussion Boards (25%)
- Engagement Part (c) Reflection (15%)
- Action Plan Part (a) Describing a Problem (15%)
- Action Plan Part (b) Advocating a Response (30%)
- Action Plan Part (c) Action Plan Presentation (10%)
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