Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM044: Food and Sustainability: Economy, Society and Environment
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
You will read works on food and sustainability from a range of disciplines, including agricultural and aquacultural sciences, environmental studies, nutrition and health sciences, science and technology studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, development studies, and political economy. Through engagement with the literature, you will develop perspectives on food and sustainability at various scales, analysing problems as well as critically examining proposed solutions. The module will prepare you for your own research in the field of study, whether academic or within the context of public institutions, industries, or third sector organisations with an interest in food and its place in sustainable communities, sustainable economies, and sustainable environments.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Critically analyse a range of sustainability challenges in the production, processing, retailing and consumption of food|
2. Identify and critically assess the roles of a range of actors of various types and scales in food related sustainability challenges
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Discern the social, political, economic, and technological factors in food related sustainability challenges|
4. Recognize and articulate critical perspectives on a range of proposed solutions to food related sustainability challenges
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Critically analyse sources that identify and propose solutions to food related sustainability challenges |
6. Present relevant information in support of coherent critical appraisal of food related sustainability challenges and proposed solutions