FOOD WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

GEG3FWE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

By 2050, the world will be faced with the challenge of providing water, food and a sustainable environment for an estimated 9 billion human inhabitants. Securing our environmental well-being and sustaining global and local food and water supplies are three of the most critical problems faced by current and future generations. Patterns of food production, land use, consumption and the globalisation of food systems as well as processes of urbanisation and climate change have implications for community health, cultural practices, and economic well-being. This subject examines the role of food production and consumption in securing land and water resources and providing for healthy communities. Case studies, drawn from Latin America, Asia, and Australia, will explore the policy, socio-cultural practices, and economies of food production and consumption, emphasising, as well, the role of water security and sustainable development. Students will explore, critique, and develop strategies, policies, techniques and actions for addressing the interconnected challenges of securing food, water, and the environment.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline lectures, case studies, online activities, project proposal.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 120cps of subjects at first year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPLA3CFD OR PLA3FWE OR PLA4CFD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Global Food Crisis

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHealey, J.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpinney Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The atlas of climate change: mapping the world's greatest challenge

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDow, K. and Downing, T.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherEARTHSCAN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Contextualise cultural and economic practices of food production and consumption at a local and global level
02. Develop an understanding of the role of land use planning in food and water security
03. Investigate the capacity of local food production in a selected case study area
04. Understand relationships between food production and consumption in Australia and how food security can be further strengthened

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project proposal (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written assessment (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessment (1800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project proposal (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written assessment (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessment (1800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project proposal (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written assessment (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessment (1800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project proposal (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written assessment (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessment (1800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project proposal (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written assessment (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessment (1800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4