Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3221: The Politics of Food, Farming and Nature

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide you with an understanding of how what we eat is both influenced by policy and politics and in turn influences a wider politics of the environment. The module makes use of a wide range of published papers and reports and benefits from the course leader’s direct policy engagement and research commissioned by Government.  While the focus is on the policy and politics of the United Kingdom, many of the issues relate to global trends and pressures.  

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of key issues in the politics of food, agriculture and the environment.
2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the policy responses to the challenges that arise from these issues.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Locate, use and analyze secondary primary data relevant to the specific issue areas.
4. Place issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills5. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations.
6. Enhance your capacity to undertake inter-disciplinary and political analysis.