EMPIRES, POWER AND THE MODERN WORLD: FOOD AS HISTORY

HIS1EPM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Food and drink are essential to human existence; they reveal the nature of human society and culture. In this subject, which is a first-year core for the History major, you'll explore topics such as food taboos,colonialism, kitchens and cooking, feasting, famine and fair trade. Each week we will use a range of primary sources, including recipe books, advertising, newspapers and film, to help us understand how experiences of and attitudes towards food have changed over time, and what this can tell us about the world.Through reflecting on histories of food in local and global contexts, you'll discover and debate key concepts including gender, class, race and power. Over the course of the subject we will trace food from agricultural production, to industrial manufacture, to retail, marketing and consumption. In doing so, we will bring historical understanding to the very urgent contemporary question of food sustainability, allowing you to meet the La Trobe Sustainability Thinking Essential.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of empires and the modern world, and the concepts of gender, class, race and power.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, EBL activities, all assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Develop inquiry/research skills, including the ability to effectively access and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials, both electronic and paper-based.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, EBL activities, all assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Practice critical-thinking, creative problem-solving and cultural literacy skills through analyzing historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, EBL activities, all assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Finesse effective literacy and communication skills through the practice of oral and written communication.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, Research essay, tutorial presentation, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures by reflecting on social, environmental and economic change and challenges in relation to food sustainability for future generations.

Activities:
Online EBL activities, tutorial activities, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (equivalent to 1250 words)35 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (equivalent to1750 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Document Discovery (equivalent to 750)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation (equivalent to 400 words)10 01, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (equivalent to 1250 words)35 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (equivalent to1750 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Document Discovery (equivalent to 750)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation (equivalent to 400 words)10 01, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (equivalent to 1250 words)35 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (equivalent to1750 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Document Discovery (equivalent to 750)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation (equivalent to 400 words)10 01, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (equivalent to 1250 words)35 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (equivalent to1750 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Document Discovery (equivalent to 750)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation (equivalent to 400 words)10 01, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (equivalent to 1250 words)35 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (equivalent to1750 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Document Discovery (equivalent to 750)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation (equivalent to 400 words)10 01, 04