This unit is subject to an enrolment quota set at 300.
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.
You will work with fellow students and lecturers from many 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.
On-campus students in Hobart engage in a weekly 1-hour tutorial, a weekly 2-hour Forum and Q&A, weekly readings and assessment tasks. Off-campus students engage in an on-line learning program led by an online tutor and based on interactive tutorials, recorded Friday Forums, online discussions, recordings of Forums, set weekly readings and assignment tasks. Assessment is 100% internal (i.e., no exam) and enables you to actively engage with ideas and issues, reflect on your learning and learn collaboratively.
|Unit name||Global Food Security|
|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||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Demonstrate knowledge of environmental, economic, political, cultural, and moral aspects of global issues of food production, sustainability and justice.
- Source, evaluate and integrate diverse information to describe and justify reasoned action to promote food security.
- Reflect on personal values, evaluate diverse perspectives and debate constructively on controversial issues related to food security.
- 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|
- 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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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|Assessment||Attendance (15%)|Presentation (25%)|Case Study (15%)|Reflection (25%)|Critically Appraised Topic (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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