EMPIRES, POWER AND THE MODERN WORLD: FOOD AS HISTORY

HIS1EPM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The food you eat is not just a matter of taste. It is the product of histories of imperialism, global trade and commerce, and industrial and scientific revolutions; it tells a story of cultural change and exchange. In this subject, we study global histories of food from the age of empires to the modern world. We will trace commodity chains for products such as chocolate and tea from agricultural production, through industrial manufacture, to retail, marketing and consumption. Along the way we will explore topics including slavery, Indigenous and ethnic food encounters, kitchens and modernity, adulterated food, and wartime food supplies. Through investigating political, legal, economic and cultural histories of food in global and local contexts, you will discover and debate key concepts including gender, class, race and power. You will bring historical understanding to the urgent question of food sustainability.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTutorial activities, lectures and online EBL activities, research essay, exam and tutorial portfolio

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHUS1FFT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Food: A Culinary History

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPenguin

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Food in World History

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJeffrey Pilcher

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Dining on Turtles: Food, Feasts and Drinking in History

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDiane Kirkby and Tanja Luckins

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPalgrave

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. Demonstrate an understanding of empires and the modern world, and the concepts of gender, class, race and power.
02. Develop inquiry/research skills, including the ability to effectively access and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials, both electronic and paper-based.
03. Practice critical-thinking, creative problem-solving and cultural literacy skills through analysing historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
04. Develop effective literacy and communication skills through the practice of oral and written communication.
05. Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures by reflecting on social, environmental and economic change and challenges in relation to food sustainability for future generations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (equivalent to 1250 words) A central exam in the university exam period. Date to be confirmed by university exam timetable.

N/ACentral examGroupNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research essay (equivalent to 1750 words) Questions to be provided on LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words) Primary source analysis tasks to be undertaken in tutorials during the semester and submitted as a portfolio.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (equivalent to 1250 words) A central exam in the university exam period. Date to be confirmed by university exam timetable.

N/ACentral examGroupNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research essay (equivalent to 1750 words) Questions to be provided on LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words) Primary source analysis tasks to be undertaken in tutorials during the semester and submitted as a portfolio.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (equivalent to 1250 words) A central exam in the university exam period. Date to be confirmed by university exam timetable.

N/ACentral examGroupNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research essay (equivalent to 1750 words) Questions to be provided on LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words) Primary source analysis tasks to be undertaken in tutorials during the semester and submitted as a portfolio.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (equivalent to 1250 words) A central exam in the university exam period. Date to be confirmed by university exam timetable.

N/ACentral examGroupNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research essay (equivalent to 1750 words) Questions to be provided on LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words) Primary source analysis tasks to be undertaken in tutorials during the semester and submitted as a portfolio.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (equivalent to 1250 words) A central exam in the university exam period. Date to be confirmed by university exam timetable.

N/ACentral examGroupNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research essay (equivalent to 1750 words) Questions to be provided on LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words) Primary source analysis tasks to be undertaken in tutorials during the semester and submitted as a portfolio.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4