University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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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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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10213 LE01 79 16 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 26 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 28 May Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10220 WR04 24 FULL 5 Mar - 12 Mar Thursday 11am - 1pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
26 Mar - 2 Apr Thursday 11am - 1pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 14 May Thursday 11am - 1pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
28 May - 4 Jun Thursday 11am - 1pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
10221 WR03 24 FULL 3 Mar - 10 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
24 Mar - 31 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 12 May Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
26 May - 2 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
10223 WR01 23 8 4 Mar - 11 Mar Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
25 Mar - 1 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
29 Apr - 13 May Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
27 May - 3 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite