SOCIETY, FOOD HABITS AND CONSUMPTION

DTN302

2020

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 be given the opportunity to 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. Cuisines from other cultures and the effects of multiculturalism on Australian culinary culture will be explored through readings, media, discussion and assessed written assignments. You will be given the opportunity to 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. Food labelling and how food policy, food technologies, ecology and agriculture influence the food system will be introduced. 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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

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
ReadingsA Sociology of Food and Nutrition: A social appetitePrescribedGermov and Williams, 4th Edition, 2017Oxford University Press Australia
ReadingsAustralia's food and nutritionPrescribedAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012Cat.No.PHE 163. Canberra:AIHW. Available as a PDF from http://www.aihw.gov .au/publicationdetail/?id=10737422319
ReadingsJournals articles and other multimedia - Via LMSPrescribedVariousVarious
ReadingsFood and CultureRecommendedKittker, PG, Sucher, KP and Nelms M. 2012Wadsworth Cengage Learning, Belmont, California.
ReadingsFood and Nutrition throughout LifeRecommendedCroxford, S. et al. 6th Edition, 2015Allen and Unwin, Australia, Crows Nest, NSW
ReadingsFood and Nutrition: Food and health systems in Australia and New ZealandRecommendedWahlqvist, 3rd edition, 2011Allen and Unwin, Australia, Crows Nest, NSW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work, developing infographics, writing for lay audiences.

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

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work, developing infographics, writing for lay audiences.

03. Critically analyse the impact of sociological factors on food choices for individuals, groups, communities and populations.

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work,developing infographics, writing for lay audiences.

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

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work, developing infographics, writing for lay audiences.

05. 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.

06. Communicate critical analyses of the impact of sociological factors on food choices to lay audiences

Activities:
Prescribed readings, online discussion, assignment work, writing for lay audiences

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, 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 written report on changes in food habits in your family.Submission will be in the style of a magazine article. Students to complete supplied template.25 01, 03, 04, 06
Two infographics (1500 words total equivalent) - translating information into an infographic form2 infographics to be completed individually. 1st infographic worth 10%; 2nd infographic worth 25%.35 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 1600 word individual assessment task - influences on culinary culture in AustraliaIndividual report.40 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Online, 2020, 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 written report on changes in food habits in your family.Submission will be in the style of a magazine article. Students to complete supplied template.25 01, 03, 04, 06
Two infographics (1500 words total equivalent) - translating information into an infographic form2 infographics to be completed individually. 1st infographic worth 10%; 2nd infographic worth 25%.35 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 1600 word individual assessment task - influences on culinary culture in AustraliaIndividual report.40 02, 03, 04, 05, 06