FOOD WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

GEG3FWE

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

Securing the environment and sustaining global and local food and water supplies are three critical problems faced by current and future generations. Patterns of food production, land use, consumption and the globalisation of food systems as well as urbanisation and climate change have implications for community health, cultural practices and economic wellbeing. This subject examines the role of food production and consumption in securing land and water resources and providing for healthy communities. Case studies will explore the policy, social and cultural practices, and economies of food production and consumption, emphasising the role of water security and sustained environment. Strategies, policies, techniques and actions for increased security will be examined focussing on the challenge of providing water, food and a sustained environment for an estimated 9 billion world population by 2050.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 120cps of subjects at first year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA4CFD, PLA3CFD, PLA3FWE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe atlas of climate change: mapping the world's greatest challenge,RecommendedDow, K. and Downing, T.EARTHSCAN 2006
ReadingsGlobal Food CrisisRecommendedHealey, J. (2011)Spinney Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Contextualise cultural and economic practices of food production and consumption at a local and global level

Activities:
Online lectures, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

02. Develop an understanding of the role of land use planning in food and water security

Activities:
Online lectures, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

03. Investigate the capacity of local food production in a selected case study area

Activities:
Online lectures, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

04. Understand relationships between food production and consumption in Australia and how food security can be further strengthened

Activities:
Online lectures, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 04
Project proposal (1000 words)20 03
Research and Strategy Development Project (2000 words)40 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 04
Project proposal (1000 words)20 03
Research and Strategy Development Project (2000 words)40 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 04
Project proposal (1000 words)20 03
Research and Strategy Development Project (2000 words)40 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 04
Project proposal (1000 words)20 03
Research and Strategy Development Project (2000 words)40 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 04
Project proposal (1000 words)20 03
Research and Strategy Development Project (2000 words)40 03