Course code SDG300

SDG300 Sustainable development goals in plant and animal food systems

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Course responsible: Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
January block.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: 2020H
Course contents:
The course will give lectures within sustainability in plant and animal food systems. Through discussion groups and literature studies, the students will be challenged to include their overall knowledge from their studies. UN's sustainability development goals will be included in a broad study of the possibilities and challenges within current and future food production. Aspects as the use of resources, land use, trade-off settings, food security, feed-food competition, and biodiversity will be considered. The holistic perspective of sustainability will be explored, including other aspects than environment. The students will be evaluated through a term paper within a chosen topic.
Learning outcome:
The students will learn to see a food system and its connections to sustainability. Interdisciplinary work will be combined with knowledge obtained through their in-depth studies.
Learning activities:
Lectures, group activities.
Syllabus will be given on Canvas.
Recommended prerequisites:
Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed