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Approx. 24 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Is Climate Change Vindicating Malthus? Food Security and the Right to Food

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 110 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 17m
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 26m
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 315m
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 45m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 1 (Lawrence)8m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 2 (Lawrence)4m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 3 (Lawrence)7m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 4 (Lawrence)9m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 5 (Lawrence)5m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 1 (Lawrence)8m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 2 (Lawrence)10m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 3 (Lawrence)5m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 4 (Lawrence)8m
4 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Optional Textbook, "Intro to US Food System: Health, Environment and Equity"5m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week 1 Readings and Resources30m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz (required)30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Food System Sustainability and Resilience

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Converging Crises (Neff)18m
Wasted Food: Putting 40% of Our Food Supply in the Landfill (Neff)9m
What We Can Do: Policy, Sustainable Diets, and More (Neff)17m
Food Resilience: No Regrets; Conclusions: Don’t Press Snooze! (Neff)17m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz (required)30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Ecological Perspectives on Food Production

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Soil Composition (Kim)6m
Soil Ecosystem Services (Kim)4m
Soil Degradation (Kim)10m
Soil Conservation Measures (Kim)11m
Modern Agriculture (Kirschenmann)20m
Limits to Therapeutic Intervention (Kirschenmann)12m
1 reading
Week 3: Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz (required)30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Food Animal Production and Public Health

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 99 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
What Are We Feeding Food Animals?17m
Antibiotic Use in Industrial Food Animal Production22m
International Food Animal Production4m
How Much Seafood Do People Eat, and Which Do We Eat Most?12m
How and Where Is Seafood Caught and Produced?6m
How Does Seafood Production Impact the Environment and Public Health?25m
1 reading
Module 4 Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz (required)30m

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