The continuing reality of hunger and the unsustainable nature of current social, economic and food systems, both locally and globally, make food security an essential concern. This course introduces students to the concepts, programs and policies of food security, in Canada and internationally, with emphasis on the contribution of income, employment, social assistance, urban planning, and food production and distribution systems to finding solutions to food insecurity.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis. Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.