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Hobart, Launceston



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Unit name Food Fights: The Political Economy of Sustainable Food Systems
Unit code HPP324
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain discrete and systems thinking concepts and how they are applied to food systems.
  2. Compare and contrast the sustainability of conventional, high-tech, export-oriented food systems with people-centred, community-oriented, values-balanced alternatives and hybrid approaches.
  3. Apply a sustainable systems approach to local food systems.
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of food policies and practices on your home, the university and the workplace.



Teaching Pattern

Weekly Tutorial (2 hours)


Task 1: Written assignment, 2000 words (25%)

Task 2: Tutorial/online participation (25%)

Task 3: Case study, 3500 words (50%)

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