Political Economy of Food CPD
The module identifies the impacts of global processes and multi-level governance upon the nature of the agro-food system and upon specific agricultural and food commodities and differing parts of the food system.
The module seeks to understand the modern food system from a variety of perspectives and give you the skills and tools to think through these important topics. You will utilise the theoretical material presented to research a specific agro-food commodity of your choice for the main assessment.
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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.
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?
The module will enable you to
- Interpret the complexity of the interactions between political activity and the structures of the food economy at local, regional, national and international levels and assess the effects of these interactions upon society and its members
- Identify the impacts of global processes and multi-level governance upon the nature of the agro-food system and upon specific agricultural and food commodities and differing parts of the food system.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is delivered through lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions, and whole-class discussions.