Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2020 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2020.02

Subject Information
Subject Code GEOG224
Subject Name The Future of Food: Resilience, Communities and Policy
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12 credit points of 100 level subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence EESC210, EESC211, GEOG226
Assessment In-session test (30%), essay part A (30%), essay part B (40%)
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (03-08-2020 to 03-12-2020)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Nicole Cook
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Nicole Cook
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2020

Subject Description
The production, distribution, and consumption of food shapes communities, environments, and those who eat it. Through the way we distribute and sell food, it even shapes cities and transport networks. Through the way we grow and transport food, we consume prodigious amounts of energy and finite resources, raising questions of sustainability. This subject tracks these connections - from the farmer, to the rural community, to the factory and supermarket, to the consumer, and to international trade networks. In it you will consider how and why we produce and consume food the way we do, what the consequences are of this for farmers, communities, and the environment, whether there are alternatives, and how we might foster resilient food production systems, communities, and landscapes. A full day fieldtrip to lllawarra farms and/or food processors on a weekend may form part of this subject.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Explain how geographers and others have interpreted social and economic processes in regional and rural places.
2. Assess specific examples of social, economic and environmental change in rural and regional contexts in light of how food is produced, processed, distributed and consumed.
3. Critically evaluate the relationship between public policies regarding food production, processing and distribution and the economic, social and environmental well-being of rural and regional communities and industries.
4. Critically analyse options and future scenarios for food production, distribution and consumption.

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