Nutrition, Food Security, and Development

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 304
Associated Faculty

Course Description

This course encourages critical, evidence-driven analysis of effective government policy responses to food security and nutrition challenges in low-income countries. Through lecture, discussion, case studies, and secondary data analysis, students will be able to: discuss the range of policy levers that are used to enact national food security policy in developing countries; describe evidence of the effectiveness of these policies and programs in improving food security, poverty, and nutrition in different contexts; analyze key sources of food and socio-economic data to understand and inform policy-relevant decisions; and produce reasoned and critical writing to influence critical policy debates.



NUTR 203: Fundamentals of Public Policy AND NUTR 238: Economics of Food Policy Analysis, or instructor consent. NOTE:  Prerequisites may not be taken concurrently with NUTR 304.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors
Fall 2019 83263 Tuesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm Jennifer Coates
Fall 2018 81411 Tuesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm Jaharis 118 Jennifer Coates
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