PHLH 220
International Nutrition Fall 2019
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 overnutrition 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. This course was previously titled Nutrition in the Developing World.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1488
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
Prerequisites: PHLH 201 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: Public Health concentrators
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
WS Notes: As a writing skills 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. Students will receive from the instructor timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement.
DPE Notes: 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.
Attributes: PHLH Nutrition,Food Security+Environmental Health

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