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Title: World Food Issues: Past and Present Semester: Summer 2014 Course: Agron. 342, FSHN 342, Env. S. 342 Tech. Soc.Ch. 342 Calendar: May 19 – July 10 with some flexibility (No Final Exam) Instructor: Clark Ford 2567 Food Sci, 294-0343, [email protected] Course Website:

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world food issues syllabus
Title: World Food Issues: Past and Present

Semester: Summer 2014

Course:

Agron. 342, FSHN 342, Env. S. 342

Tech. Soc.Ch. 342

Calendar:

May 19 – July 10 with some flexibility (No Final Exam)

Instructor: Clark Ford

2567 Food Sci, 294-0343, [email protected]

Course Website:

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~cfford/342WFI.htm

Required text: 

The World Food Problem:  Toward Ending Undernutrition in the Third World

by H.D. Leathers and P. Foster, 4th Edition, 2009.

Brenton Center:

Contact in case of computer or WebCT problems

[email protected], phone: 515 294-1862

World Food Issues Syllabus

http://www.amazon.com/World-Food-Problem-Toward-Undernutrition/dp/1588266389

course website google world food issues
Course WebsiteGoogle: World Food Issues

Course Webpage

World Food Issues: Past and PresentFSHN 342, AG 342, Univ Stud 342, TSC 342 EnvS 342 Summer 2014Instructor: Clark Ford

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course description
We will examine world food issues from the perspectives of:

The way things are in the present

How things got this way

Policies and solutions for the future

Course Description

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course description 1 the way things are in the present
Course Description1: The way things are in the present
  • World Hunger in developing nations
  • Interrelated global, economic, political and social issues:
    • Poverty and inequity
    • food production,
    • biotechnology,
    • ecological destruction,
    • population growth,
    • policy, and aid.
  • Ethical issues concerning these topics will be discussed.

World Hunger Map

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course description 2 how things got this way
Course Description2:How things got this way
  • The agricultural revolution
  • Hierarchical agricultural societies
  • Food production and geography
  • Invention and technology
  • Winners and losers in 10,000 years of
    • Conquest and population growth
    • Interaction of religion, government, and economic systems 
  • Unequal treatment of women
  • The industrial revolution
  • Colonialism and imperialism
  • Global economic domination
    • by wealthy over developing nations

Slave Trade

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course description 3 policies and solutions for the future
Course Description3: Policies and Solutions for the future
  • Policies:
    • Health
    • Economics
    • Demographics
    • Aid
    • Consumer Subsidies
    • Farming subsidies
    • Land Distribution
    • Agricultural research
    • Development
  • Aid Organizations
  • What can we do?

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grading 90 80 70
Grading90-80-70%
  • Quizzes, 20 pts each
    • 140 pts
  • Nutrition Case Study
    • 20 pts
  • News Report
    • 20 pts
  • Bihari Farmer Computer Simulation
    • 20 pts
  • Movie Report
    • 20 pts
  • Historical Origins of Hunger in the Developing World Case Study
    • 20 pts
  • Aid Organization Report
    • 20 pts
  • Student Presentation
    • 20 pts
  • Extra Credit
    • Paper (20 pts)
    • Lecture reflections (2 @ 5 pts)

Movie Report

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exam format
Exam Format
  • Sample Question:
    • Is it morally acceptable that 25% of the world’s population controls 75% of its resources?   Use ethical theories and principles to defend your argument.
  • Quizzes:
    • 10 short answer questions
    • 2 points each
    • You have 40 minutes
  • Quizzes based primarily, but not solely, on study guide questions
  • Must use ethical theories and principles when asked for!
testing off campus
Testing – Off Campus
  • Off-campus students
    • You MUST find a Proctor for all quizzes
      • do this the first week!
    • Print off Proctor form
      • Send completed form to me:

Clark Ford

2312 Food Sciences Bldg

Iowa State University

Ames IA 50011

Fax: 515 294-8181

on campus testing 2552 gilman
On-Campus Testing2552 Gilman

Testing Center Summer Session

2552 Gilman is the only Testing Center open during the summer session.

written reports
Written Reports
  • There are 6 written reports
    • Nutrition Case Study
    • News Report
    • Green Revolution Report
    • Movie Report
    • Historical Origins of Hunger Report
    • Aid Organization Report
  • At least 2 full pages of text, typed
    • plus Bibliography
    • Single or 1.5 spaced
  • At least 3 scholarly references
    • From peer reviewed journals
    • Must be cited in text
    • Reference must give authors, date, Journal, volume, pages
  • Engaged discussion
    • of ethical, environmental, social, economic, historical (etc.) implications.
  • Must develop ethical arguments
    • Use ethical theories and principles

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powerpoint project
Powerpoint Project
  • Individual presentations
    • Powerpoint slides
      • With references
    • Audio recording
      • Must include a transcript!

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extra credit
Extra Credit
  • Paper – 20 points
    • Relevant subject
    • 5 page report
    • At least six scholarly references
      • from peer reviewed journal articles
      • 1-1.5 spaced
    • Must relate to hunger/malnutrition
    • Must include a discussion
      • of nutritional, environmental, social, political, historical implications, etc.
    • Must include ethics discussion
      • using ethical theory and developing ethical arguments

Norman Borlaug

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section 1
Section 1
  • Topics:
    • World Hunger
    • Famines
    • Malnutrition    
  • Reading:
    •  WFP Ch 1-3;
    • Food Insecurity in the World 2005
    • World Hunger 12 Myths
    • News Stories
  • Videos
  • Quiz 1

Malnutrition: Kwashiorkor

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section 2
Section 2
  • Topics:
    • Hunger Ethics
    • Economics
    • Population
  • Reading:
    • WFP Ch 4-12
    • World Hunger a Moral Response
    • News Stories
  • Videos
  • Nutrition Case Study
  • Quiz 2

World Population Growth

section 3
Section 3
  • Topics:
    • Environment
    • Agriculture
    • Biotechnology
  • Reading:
    • WFP 13-14
    • Advances in Plant Biotechnology in Developing Countries
    • News Stories
  • Videos
  • News Report
  • Quiz 3

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section 4
Section 4
  • Topics:
    • Agricultural Revolution
    • Agricultural Societies
    • Ancient History
  • Reading:
    • The worst mistake in the history of the human race
    • News Stories
  • Videos
  • Green Revolution Report
  • Quiz 4

Agriculture in Ancient Egypt

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section 5
Section 5
  • Topics:
    • Age of Discovery
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Women in Ag societies
    • Religion in Ag societies
    • Markets and Capitalism
  • Reading:
    • News Stories
  • Videos
  • Movie Report
  • Quiz 5

Industrial Revolution

section 6
Section 6
  • Topics:
    • Global Policies:
      • Health
      • Incomes
      • Globalization
      • Demographics
  • Reading:
    • WFP 15-20
    • News Stories
  • Videos
  • Origins of Poverty Report
  • Quiz 6

Clothing Factory, India

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section 7
Section 7
  • Topics:
    • Global Policies:
      • Agriculture
      • Development
    • Aid Organizations
  • Reading
    • WFP 21-24
    • Food Sovereignty
    • The End of Poverty
  • Videos
  • Aid Organization Report
  • Quiz 7

World Health Organization immunizations

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how to get an a
How to get an A
  • Attend class
    • Online students: watch lectures
  • Study lecture notes
  • Do required reading
  • Watch videos
  • Fill out study guides
  • Put effort into your reports and presentation
  • Work at it every day
  • Engage in the subject!
    • Especially your area of interest

http://www.scottsdalecc.edu/future_students/strategies_for_success.html

how to not get an a
How to not get an A
  • Getting behind
    • No time to study, write
  • Not preparing for quizzes
    • You will do poorly
  • No ethics arguments/theory
    • Or only asking “is it ethical for…?” (I will say “you tell me!”)
  • Plagiarism
    • Cutting and pasting
  • Minimal answers
    • Or rote memory answers
  • Minimal discussions
    • Must engage in the subject!
  • Minimal bibliographies

Hung-over student

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