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GEOG 3022 - Food Security

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: GEOG 2146
Assessment: Workshop attendance 5%, Report outline 10%, History paper 20%, Politics paper 30%, Oral presentation 5%, Exam 30%
Syllabus:

The course will examine the geographical components of food security globally in the historic, modern and post-modern eras. Case studies will be drawn from Australian and international contexts to examine humanity's changing relationship with the systems of production, supply, ecology, economy and society fundamental to the provision of and access to sufficient, nutritious food. The roles of food and agriculture in the context of historical societal development will also be discussed. The types of issues that will be introduced include: pre-modern or traditional agriculture; the origin and development of agricultural biodiversity; the relationship between food supply and cultural identity; the agrarian transition/Green revolution; modernisation and the creation of marginalisation; agriculture and environmental management; new technological developments and their application; famines; the political-ecologies of agriculture; the emerging alternative roles of agriculture to food production; and the future roles of alternative systems based on diversity and location. Students will be guided through the development of an in-depth critique of the historical processes relating to a food commodity, system or a region of their choice. The outcomes of these investigations will be presented in written form in a series of short reports and in oral form as a presentation to their peers. A final examination will allow students to present on their understanding of the course's major themes.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10594 LE01 79 16 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
18812 LECO 21 9 No details available
Note: This is an Online lecture. You may attend the physical lecture if seating is permitted.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10595 WR04 25 15 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
10596 WR03 25 1 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
10597 WR02 25 8 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
10598 WR01 25 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite