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GS 4100 - Hunger, Food, and Health

A growing world population, climate change, and scarce resources have many implications hunger, food, and health. Floods and droughts, conflict and migration affect food supplies, which create hunger. Cultural norms and practices, famine, forced migration, and conflict contribute to health concerns. New strains of disease threaten global pandemics. Students in this course examine current issues of hunger, food, and health in a global context. Social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of these issues will be analyzed. The role of governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies in issues of hunger, food, and health are discussed. Students debate the causes and solutions of global hunger, food, and health issues, using case examples to support their arguments.

warningNOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for Global Affairs to see the next time this course is offered.

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