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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

http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/9famstudworldhunger/images/WH_grnkorea.jpg


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

www.feedingminds.org/ img/map_world.jpg


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

http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/hunger.jpg


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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