FOOD FOR THOUGHT: DISCOVERING THE WORLD THROUGH COMMODITIES

HUS1FFT

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Food and drink are essential to human existence; they are also revealing of the nature of human society and culture. You'll explore key global issues through deceptively familiar commodities such as chocolate, tea, coffee, alcohol, and meat. We'll explore topics such as production and labour (agricultural and industrial), retail, marketing, and consumption. You'll engage actively with key historical and contemporary problems such as colonialism, fair trade, famine, and sustainability. We'll also examine representations of commodities such as chocolate within literature and advertising. Through reflecting on food and drink in local and global contexts, you'll be encouraged to discover and debate key concepts including gender, class, race and power. You can use this subject to count towards all majors in the Bachelor of Arts. If you're studying any undergraduate course at La Trobe, you can use this subject as an elective to meet the Sustainability Thinking Essential.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total25
Research essay (1600 words)40
Tutorial journal (1000 words)25
Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)10