FOOD AND SOCIETIES

DTN302

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN3FSO

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students who wish to undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment, may do so with subject coordinator approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Review and analyse the history and future of food, both from a worldwide and Australian perspective.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work.

02. Evaluate basic food consumption patterns in Australia against trends in other countries.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work.

03. Consolidate and synthesise the impact of how sociological factors, such as culture, religion, socio-economic status, media and marketing on food choice in individuals, groups, communities and populations.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work.

04. Critically analyse how changes to food habits and trends in food and diet affect food intake.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work.

05. Review and analyse the influences of food labelling regulations and food policy, food technology, ecology and agriculture on Australian and worldwide food systems.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview with an older family member (submission will be in the style of a magazine) 800-words20 01, 03, 04
Infographics equiv to 400-words 10% x 4Students will collaborate on and create Infographics with a group40 02, 03, 04
Create presentation video 5 minutes equiv & peer assessment equiv to 1,200-wordsStudents will create a video presentation on a certain topic30 02, 03
Group debate equiv to 400-words per studentStudents will work in the same groups from Assessment 2 to debate a topic with another group. Will require the students to think about a topic and post a comment or respond to another students comment.10 04, 05

Online, 2017, OUA Study Period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 35
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview with an older family member (submission will be in the style of a magazine) 800-words20 01, 03, 04
Infographics equiv to 400-words 10% x 4Students will collaborate on and create Infographics with a group40 02, 03, 04
Create presentation video 5 minutes equiv & peer assessment equiv to 1,200-wordsStudents will create a video presentation on a certain topic30 02, 03
Group debate equiv to 400-words per studentStudents will work in the same groups from Assessment 2 to debate a topic with another group. Will require the students to think about a topic and post a comment or respond to another students comment.10 04, 05