Singapore University of Social Sciences

Food Security, Ethics and Law

Food Security, Ethics and Law (FSS335)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

FSS335 Food Security, Ethics and Law provides an introduction to aspects of governance relating to food security, and guides students to think critically about the challenges in food production and consumption from an ethical and legal perspective. Apart from examining the ecology of food systems, students will also analyse food scarcity, and explore ways to ensure accessible, safe food for all. By incorporating case studies in this course, students will be able to identify the application of policies and laws in managing and overcoming issues relating to food sustainability. Students will discuss the major concerns about diet and human health, so that they will be able to explain legal and ethical issues to those who work within the food chain. Finally, this course allows students to review the application of ethics and law in the process of reimagining the future of food and agriculture.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Food security regulation
  • Environmental protection
  • Ecological food systems
  • Safety of food
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Social landscape and demographics
  • Production, marketing and consumption of food
  • Food safety management
  • Agricultural production technology
  • Food wastage
  • Law, governance and framework
  • Sustainable development goals

Learning Outcome

  • Compare ecological food systems
  • Appraise regulation relating to food safety
  • Analyse ethics in food production
  • Examine governance and legal framework in food security
  • Implement food management safety techniques
  • Illustrate the application of sustainable development goals
  • Discuss social considerations of food security
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