FOOD FOR THOUGHT: DISCOVERING THE WORLD THROUGH COMMODITIES

HUS1FFT

2016

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Nixon

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 conditions Discovery Subject

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of gender, class, race and power through the study of food commodities.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial activities, EBL activities, assessment activities

02. Develop and demonstrate research skills, including the ability to effectively access electronic and paper-based archival materials.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial activities, EBL activities, assessment activities

03. Practice critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing and public speaking.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, EBL activities, assessment activities

04. Demonstrate effective communication through the practice of oral and written communication.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, Research essay, tutorial presentation, final exam

05. To engage effectively with social, environmental and economic change and challenges in the contemporary world in relation to sustainability in food, and to reflect on the implications of these for future generations

Activities:
Lectures and online EBL activities, tutorial activities, assessment activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Nixon

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 online.

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 online.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total25 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (1800 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04
Online activities (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)10 01, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Nixon

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 online.

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 online.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total25 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (1800 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04
Online activities (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)10 01, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Nixon

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 online.

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 online.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total25 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (1800 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04
Online activities (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)10 01, 04

Mildura, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Nixon

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 online.

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 online.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total25 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (1800 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04
Online activities (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)10 01, 04

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Nixon

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 online.

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 online.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class Exams equivalent to 1000 words in total25 01, 03, 04, 05
Research essay and plan (1800 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04
Online activities (800 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Tutorial presentation (equiv. 400 words)10 01, 04