PAP-53801 Integrated Freedom from Hunger

Course

Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Tutorial7
Group work1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. O Hospes
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. O Hospes
Examiner(s)dr. ir. O Hospes

Language of instruction:

English

Continuation courses:

PAP-31306 Politics, Policymaking and Accountability in International Arenas for Development.

Contents:

Note: The BSc minor Freedom from hunger should be followed simultaneously with this course.
In this course students who follow the bachelor minor Freedom from Hunger, integrate theoretical and methodological insights from the different courses of this thematic minor. Students work in mini- groups of 2-3 people to draft an analysis of a case of a food crisis or a program/project directed at curbing/mitigating a food crisis. At the end of period 1, every mini-group present its draft analysis, using insights from the courses of that period. At the end of period 2, every mini-group presents a proposal/intervention for addressing the food crisis, using insights from all courses of the bachelor minor. The lecturer gives feedback on the analyses and proposals, and informs students through blackboard about interesting events and possibilities for internships and thesis research.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- analyse a food crises using different theoretical and methodological approaches on the interplay between global and local factors in producing hunger;
- design a human rights-based programmatic approach to a food crisis.

Activities:

Students study the materials (reports, scientific articles, websites, etc) of a food crisis. They discuss what they consider key insights of the course of the bachelor minor Freedom from Hunger to analyse a food crisis or a programme/project directed at curbing/mitigating a food crisis. During period 1, students draft an analysis of a food crisis or program/project, based on the courses of period 1. They present their drafts at a tutorial meeting, with other students acting as peer reviewers and the lecturer to provide feedback. During period 2, students use insights from the courses of that period to renew, adapt and/or complement their analysis. They also present a proposal on how to address the food crisis in a particular context, inviting all students and prospective participants of the minor Freedom from Hunger.

Examination:

Students write an analysis of a food crisis or program/project to address a food crisis as well as a proposal for an alternative approach to address a food crisis in a particular context. Two rubrics will be used as both a guide for students and assessment tool for the lecturer: one for the analysis and another for the proposal.

Literature:

Materials (reports, scientific articles, websites) of a food crisis in different contexts, selecting from India, Gaza strip, Haiti, Somalia, Nigeria and the United States.

MinorPeriod
Restricted Optional for: WUFFHBSc Minor Freedom from Hunger1MO+2MO