SOCIETY, FOOD HABITS AND CONSUMPTION

DTN302

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

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. You will explore cuisines from other cultures and the effects of multiculturalism on Australian culinary culture, 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 trends in food consumption worldwide. Food labelling, food policy, food technologies, ecology and agriculture influence on the food system is also covered. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through written works and a multi media presentation. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential which entails a deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.


SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: 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 can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFood and Nutrition throughout LifePrescribedCroxford, S. et al. 2015Allen & Unwin, Crow's Nest, Sydney
ReadingsA Sociology of Food and Nutrition: A social appetitePrescribedGermov and Williams, 4th Edition, 2016Oxford University Press Australia
ReadingsFood and Nutrition: Food and health systems in Australia and New ZealandPrescribedWahlqvist, 3rd edition, 2011Allen and Unwin

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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

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*
One 1000 word individual report about interview with an older family memberSubmission will be in the style of a magazine article. Students to complete supplied template.20 01, 03, 04
Two team info-graphics (270 word equiv per student)10% each, word equivalencies based on groups of no more than 3 students20 02, 03, 04
5 minutes video presentation & peer assessment (equiv to 1200 words)Students will create a video presentation on a certain topic30 02, 03
One group debate (600 words equivalent)Refer to subject learning guide for debate information.10 04, 05
Two individual 400 word info-graphics (800 words total)20 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word individual report about interview with an older family memberSubmission will be in the style of a magazine article. Students to complete supplied template.20 01, 03, 04
Two team info-graphics (270 word equiv per student)10% each, word equivalencies based on groups of no more than 3 students20 02, 03, 04
5 minutes video presentation & peer assessment (equiv to 1200 words)Students will create a video presentation on a certain topic30 02, 03
One group debate (600 words equivalent)Refer to subject learning guide for debate information.10 04, 05
Two individual 400 word info-graphics (800 words total)20 02, 03, 04