PHLH 220
Nutrition in the Developing World Fall 2018
Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
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Global malnutrition continues to represent one of the most challenging issues of international development. Problems of both under- and over-nutrition beginning as early as in utero can detrimentally influence the health, development and survival of resource-limited populations. This course introduces students to the most prevalent nutritional issues through a food policy perspective and exposes them to a wide variety of interventions, policies and current debates in the field of international nutrition. In addition to exploring the multi-level programmatic approaches for the prevention and treatment of the related nutritional problems, students will gain exposure and experience in program design and program proposal writing. Readings will involve both real-world programmatic documents/evaluations as well as peer-reviewed journal articles. Examples will be drawn from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1268
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: six 1-page essays, one situation analysis paper (5-7 pages), one final term paper (10-15 pages), one oral presentation, and active class participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: PHLH 201 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: Public Health concentrators
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: DPE: This course exposes the issues of difference, power and inequity by exploring the unequal distribution of resources and power at the global, national and intra-national level within the international nutrition context. We will also critically engage with issues of power, cultural difference and related ethics in the context of nutrition program design and implementation. WI: As a WI course, students will write six 1-page essays (each with an optional rewrite) and a 5- to 7-page, country assessment paper which will help build the specific writing skills necessary for the final 10- to 15-page paper.
Attributes: PHLH Nutrition,Food Security+Environmental Health

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