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SX3505: WORLDS OF FOOD: BIOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, CULTURAL (2019-2020)

Last modified: 06 Nov 2019 14:30


Course Overview

This course will enable students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of food. It draws on research in social science, biological science, philosophy, economics, history and nutritional science. The course is structured around the concept of food security (comprising production, availability and access), which is one of the key policy and resource issues facing the world.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Watts

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will enable students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of food. It draws on research in social science, biological science, philosophy, economics, history and nutritional science. The course is structured around the concept of food security (comprising production, availability and access), which is one of the key policy and resource issues facing the world.

Indicative course content (subject to staff availability):

- Food production, the environment and climate change
- Food and globalization in historical perspective
- Food governance and economics
- Food rights and ethics
- Food consumption and human health
- Influences on food choice
- Towards sustainable food futures


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Feedback

Students will received helpful feedback on assignments, with written comments on standardised feedback sheets. Verbal feedback will be provided as appropriate on students' performance in tutorial discussions and their presentation.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Verbal formative feedback will be provided where requested during the tutorials that precede the submission of the assignment.

Written summative feedback will be provided for the submitted assignment.

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Verbal formative feedback will be provided where requested during the course.

Written summative feedback will be provided after the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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