Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3125: Politics of Food and Farming
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
The module aims to provide an understanding of how what we eat is influenced by social, cultural and political drivers. The module makes use of a wide range of published papers and reports and benefits from the module convenor’s direct policy engagement and research commissioned by Government. While the primary focus is on the United Kingdom, many of the issues relate to global trends and pressures.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of key issues in the politics of food, agriculture and the environment|
2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the societal responses to the challenges that arise from these issues
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Locate, use and analyse secondary primary data relevant to the specific issue areas|
4. Undertake inter-disciplinary social science analysis
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills through readings and class discussions|
6. Develop the ability to place issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments
7. Conduct research on a topic and organize findings in written form in a compelling manner