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Spring 2018
Jul 10, 2020
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STIA 423 - Global Hunger
 STIA 423 is a seminar course dedicated to learning more about global hunger. Global hunger incorporates understanding of the biology, politics, and ecology of hunger in order to unpack what drives hunger, consumption, and disease. Drawing on perspectives from nutrition, public health, anthropology, and food policy, the course will introduce students to the underlying complexities that drive the hunger-disease nexus. This nexus addresses both undernutrition and overnutrition, which provoke different health risks, diseases, and complications in everyday life. At the same time, the students will seek to understand what fundamental policy questions drive hunger and produce inequalities linked to food, consumption, and sickness. We will draw from case studies in urban and rural settings, wealthy and poor communities, and diverse cultural contexts. Thus, this course seeks to understand what economic and political factors drive hunger while addressing the technologies that alleviate or perpetuate the biological processes that produce risk and disease among some and not others.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

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