FOOD AND SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will develop an informed and critical understanding of the personal, social, cultural, environmental, economic and political factors influencing food, food use and food habits for individuals, communities and populations. Through readings and media, discussion and assignments we will look at cuisines from other cultures and the effects of multiculturalism on Australian culinary culture. You will develop an understanding of how the role of food has changed from ancient times to present day, and be introduced to monitoring and surveillance data used to understand factors influencing patterns and trends in food consumption worldwide. You will also be introduced to food labelling and how food policy, food technologies, ecology and agriculture influence the food system. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through written works and a multi media presentation.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Must have passed 120 credit points at any level.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||A sociology of food and nutrition: the social appetite.||Prescribed||Germov, J and Williams, L. (Ed), 2008||3RD EDITION, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE|
|Readings||Food and Nutrition: Food and health systems in Australia and New Zealand||Prescribed||Wahlqvist, M. (Ed), 2011||3RD EDITION, ALLEN AND UNWIN, AUSTRALIA, CROWS NEST, NSW|
|Readings||Food and Culture.||Recommended||Kittler, PG, Sucher, KP and Nelms, M. 2012||6TH EDITION, WADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA.|
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Online, 2014, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth
Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
|One 3-minute audio-visual presentation (equal to 1000 words)||30|
|One individual written assignment (equal to 1000 words)||25|
|One individual written assignment (equal to 1500 words)||45|