Courses & Units

Global Food Security XBR103

Hobart

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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.
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.

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 an elective?
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
019905 $993.00 $993.00 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

AssessmentAttendance (15%)|Presentation (25%)|Case Study (15%)|Reflection (25%)|Critically Appraised Topic (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

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