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Geographical Perspectives on Food

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

The purpose is to give the student a thorough introduction to contemporary research issues and debates on trends in the global food production and distribution of food.

The course contains a variety of research perspectives on food, including key global food policy issues, food security and health, changes in production and consumption trends, economic geography, innovation and technology, and the participation of actors in local markets and international trade.

Læringsutbyte

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • has knowledge of advanced contemporary geographical approaches to and debates relating to global food production, trade and food security.
  • understands how the trends in global food production are shaped by environmental, social, economic and political factors.
  • understands how changes in the global food systems have an impact on human nutrition, and how food consumption affects the global environment.

Skills

The student

  • can read, understand, present and discuss advanced scientific texts on food theory subjects.

General knowledge

The student

  • can apply geographical theoretical approaches to complex nature-society relationships.

Krav til forkunnskapar

Bachelor degree

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

GEO131, GEO221, GEO 231, GEO282 or similar courses

Krav til studierett

Open for students at Master¿s level who meets the prerequisites. GEO326 is a "Special topic course". The coursework requirement in Master's programme in Geography includes two special topics courses.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

1 lecture/seminar/reading course á 2 hours pr. week.

Total: 16-20 hours

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Students are expected to read and present selected scientific readings.

Vurderingsformer

Term paper, 3000-3500 words, oral exam.  

Karakterskala

Grading A-F

Fagleg overlapp

GEO325 - 4 ects

Vurderingssemester

Autumn

Emneevaluering

GEO324 will be evaluated minimum every third time it¿s taught.

Kontakt

Kontaktinformasjon

Department of Geography

advice@geog.uib.no 

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Essay og munnleg presentasjon

    Innleveringsfrist
    17.11.2017, 14:00
    Trekkfrist
    30.10.2017
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