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  • FNY 400 - Selected Topics in Food Security
    Course theme will vary. Topics will include sustainable food production, income security and food security, and case studies in food security.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FNY 403
  • FNY 403 - Food Security Concepts and Principles
    The continuing reality of hunger and the unsustainable nature of current social, economic and food systems, both locally and globally, make food security an essential concern. This course introduces students to the concepts, programs and policies of food security, in Canada and internationally, with emphasis on the contribution of income, employment, social assistance, urban planning, and food production and distribution systems to finding solutions to food insecurity.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FNY 404 - Food Policy and Programs for Food Security
    This course explores the development and analysis of food-related policy instruments and responses. Basic food economic concepts are introduced. Global as well as local issue in food production, processing, distribution,and consumption are explored. Topics include food prices and food policy analysis; agricultural subsidies; international trade; and food interventions. Students will also develop an understanding of the overall effect of income, policies, markets and prices as they affect food security.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: FNP 250
  • FNY 405 - Applied Research Methods and Evaluation
    This course offers information on conducting and evaluating research for food security. The course will examine different attempts to conceptualize and operationalize food security and insecurity at the individual, household, community and national levels; will introduce some methodological insights from social sciences useful for conducting research on food security; and will present tools for planning and managing project and program evaluation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FNY 403
  • FNY 406 - Food Prices and Food Security
    The course examines food prices, markets, recent food prices crises and food security. Global as well as local issues in food production, processing, distribution, and consumption are explored. Topics include an examination of supply and demand; food budgets; food price and food policy analysis; agricultural subsidies; food safety; international trade; biofuels; and speculation. Students will develop an understanding of the overall effect of income, policies, markets and prices in determining food consumption.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FNY 403
  • FNY 407 - Community Development and Food Security
    This course looks at the importance of sustainable community development for food security, and how community-based food and nutrition projects can promote economic development. While income-generating projects can have an immediate impact on individual and household food security, food security projects contribute to community development through their impacts on the formation of human and social capital. Cases from around the world will be used as examples.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FNY 403
  • FNY 408 - Urban Food Security
    The question of food security is a particular concern for urban populations as almost half of the world's population now resides in cities. Ensuring safe and affordable food for urban populations is a real challenge even for advanced industrial economies, and even worse for developing countries where resources are limited and poverty rates exceed 50 percent. This course will examine the unique challenges of creating food security in urban areas.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FNY 403
  • FNY 409 - Gender and Food Security
    The course explores the links between gender and food security, starting with a discussion of the concept of gender and a critical historical review of the Women's Movement. Contemporary issues, such as gender roles, social exclusion, resources, control, and labour, are examined, as well as the use of gender analysis and tools. The importance of agency and the effects of public policies and actions on gender equity are studied through case studies from around the world.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FNY 510 - Indigenous Food Systems in Canada
    The course introduces students to Indigenous Peoples' food, nutrition, and health issues. Using the concept of food security as a framework, food availability, accessibility, adequacy, and acceptability will be discussed in the context of historical and current Indigenous food systems. Through lectures and class discussions, topics covered include: colonization and reconciliation; Indigenous worldviews; oral history and food; traditional foods; the social determinants of health; emerging health trends; food policy, community nutrition, and Indigenous food sovereignty.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00