FOOD FOR THOUGHT: DISCOVERING THE WORLD THROUGH COMMODITIES
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Select to view your study options…
Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson
Evidence Based Learning
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total||25|
|Research essay (1600 words)||40|
|Tutorial journal (1000 words)||25|
|Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)||10|