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Food Security

 

Overview

Reliable and equitable access to a range of healthy foods is one of the major global challenges of the 21st century. On this pathway, you'll draw on Warwick’s globally-leading interdisciplinary research expertise to bridge policy with ecology, and business with philosophy, to understand and address aspects of this crucial issue.

You may choose to take optional modules across the life sciences, business, politics, philosophy, and the arts and humanities.

Modules

This pathway is an ‘open pathway’ in that it is not set in stone, and you are free to select relevant modules from across the University – with guidance from your personal tutor and our Liberal Arts Director of Undergraduate Studies – to suit the aspect of Food Security that you are exploring. The modules listed below represent an illustration of the route which you might take through the pathway, but many other variations are possible.

Please note that module offerings change year to year and so individual modules may vary.

 

Year One

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Optional modules

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module(s) from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University

1 - 3 45

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

 

Year Two

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Specialist Interest: Food Security)

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional modules from across the University. Examples include:   (60 CATS in total)

Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System (Global Sustainable Development)

1 - 2 30

Health and Sustainable Development (Global Sustainable Development)

1 - 2 30

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

 

Final Year

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Specialist Interest: Food Security)

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional modules from across the University. Examples include:   (90 CATS in total)
The Sociology of Urban Life (Sociology) 1 15
Food and Literature: Identity, Memory, and Diaspora (English) 1 - 2 30
The World of the Tavern in Early Modern Europe (History) 1 - 2 30
Food and Drink in the Ancient Mediterranean (Classics and Ancient History) 1 - 2 30

 

For more information please visit our course page.