- Schedule of Classes - September 9, 2021 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - September 9, 2021 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
This course focused on the economics of food and malnutrition from the perspective of individuals and households; that is, a micro-economic approach. Topics include characteristics and constraints associated with food production in both developed and developing countries; the determinants of household food security; the social and economic causes and consequences of undernutrition; the social and economic causes and consequences of obesity; intervention design to reduce food insecurity, undernutrition and obesity.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 1110, AEM 2100, or equivalent, and 9 additional credits in economics, applied economics, or nutrition. Recommended prerequisite: ECON 3140, NS 3600, or equivalents.
Distribution Category (D-AG, SBA-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)
- Ability to analyze problems of food security and nutrition using perspectives and tools drawn from both economics and nutrition; critically assess studies of the determinants of these; understand the strengths and limitations of interventions designed to ameliorate these.
- Integrate knowledge from the biological and social sciences to address nutrition problems facing individuals, societies and governments.
- Ability to understand and analyze quantitative data on food security and nutrition.
- Ability to access and critically evaluate scientific information from the primary research literature to investigate the causal effects of nutrition.
- Motivation to engage in debates surrounding the design and implementation of innovative solutions to current existing and future problems related to food, hunger, and nutrition.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Online Meeting
- Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
Instruction Mode: Online
NOTE: NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT ALLOWED AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES. Prerequisite: ECON 1110, AEM 2100, or equivalent, and 9 additional credits in economics, applied economics, or nutrition. Recommended prerequisite: ECON 3140, NS 3600, or equivalents.
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