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ADS712 - Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

AID712

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Max Kelly

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AID612, AID712

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit will explore issues of food security and sustainable rural livelihoods, encompassing relevant aspects of sustainable development, environmental and resource management and conservation, and agricultural/rural production systems. Linkages between social, environmental and economic influences on development will be explored, alongside critical review of debates on population, resource scarcity, poverty, and equality. Theoretical debate will be used to inform an analysis of policy and programme responses. Contemporary case studies from Africa, Asia, and Central America will be used to highlight regional and national issues and hotspots, and assess both immediate responses and longer term development intervention options.

Proposed topics covered include:

  • Environment and development,
  • Sustainability and the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework,
  • Population,
  • Natural Resources,
  • Carrying capacity (the economists versus the environmentalists),
  • Agriculture,
  • Forestry and rural production systems,
  • Food Security,
  • HIV/AIDS,
  • Risk and coping mechanisms,
  • The role of technology.

Assessment

Class/Online Exercises, 40%

Essay, 60%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2318$3031

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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