Courses & Units

Global Food Security XBR103

Hobart

Note:

This unit is subject to an enrolment quota set at 300.

Introduction

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 unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge developed in the unit are relevant to all citizens and professions.

Through this Online unit 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.

Summary

Unit name Global Food Security
Unit code XBR103
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Health Sciences|Agriculture and Food Systems|Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Richard Doyle
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentTask 1: Engagement Part (a) Tutorial Leader (5%)|Task 2: Action Plan Part (c) Action Plan Presentation (10%)|Task 2 : Action Plan Part (a) Describing a Problem (15%)|Task 1: Engagement Part (b) Module Discussion Boards (25%)|Task 1: Engagement Part (c) Reflection (15%)|Task 2: Action Plan Part (b) Advocating a Response (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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