Food, Culture and Society CPD
The module is designed to help identify the key theories and models used to explain food choice and consumption, in the context of the wider dynamics of the food system.
The content draws from social science, epidemiological and anthropological based studies. The learning focuses upon the relationship between consumers/citizens and culture. It draws on theories of consumption and from the social science, psychology and anthropology literature on food to explore these perspectives.
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The module is suitable for people in a wide and varied range of professions:
Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Local or Central Government, The Civil Service, Non-Governmental Organisations, Food Manufacturing, Retail or Catering.
- Second class honours degree equivalent
- Background or interest in a food-related area of employment or study.
For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:
- IELTS: 7
- TOEFL (internet-based): 107
What will I learn?
- Recognise the cultural, social group and individual contexts of food policy and use models and theories to explain the changing patterns of food consumption and choice
- Use this knowledge to evaluate how such perspectives influence food policy.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is delivered through lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions, and whole-class discussions.
The assessment is based on a work related example of trying to influence policy development, while requiring the student to establish the application of relevant theory to the chosen topic area.
For further information contact:
School of Health Sciences
City University London
Health Building, Northampton Square
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5828
F: +44 (0)20 7040 5808