Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2067: Politics of Food and Farming
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- History of Food Supply.
- Food and the State: Twentieth century perspectives.
- Contemporary Political Economy of Global Food.
- Food and Agriculture: Supply Chains, Pressure Groups and Government.
- Food and Human Identity.
- Contested Food: The Politics of Diet and Nutrition.
- Contested Food: The Politics of Farming and the Environment.
- Contested Food: The Politics of New Technologies.
- The Future for Food.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||22||2 hours per week for 11 weeks. Teaching will take the form of lectures and discussion. Each week's session will require pre-reading by participants and will be interspersed with discussion points and interaction.|
|Guided Independent Study||56||Weekly reading for each weeks lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||12||Preparation for Research Paper proposal|
|Guided Independent Study||40||Preparation for Research Paper|
|Guided Independent Study||20||Exam preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).