Coastal Food Systems

The course provides a critical exploration of current issues related to food security, food sovereignty, food justice, and food system sustainability and resilience.

The course provides a critical exploration of current issues related to food security, food sovereignty, food justice, and food system sustainability and resilience. Employing the framework of economic geography, students will examine the multi-scalar complexities of food production, distribution, consumption and food waste disposal with a special focus on coastal communities. Topics include but are not limited to: conceptual frameworks and community-based strategies to address food system equity; social change and food security; and the role of university-community partnerships to cultivate possibilities for more sustainable, resilient and just food systems. Participatory learning, community engagement and critical pedagogy are core course approaches.

Prerequisites

Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryIceland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date04.05.2020
End date15.05.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagscommunitiesfoodmarine food supply chaincoastal areas
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