PHLH 220
International Nutrition Fall 2024
Division II 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 and multi-disciplinary programmatic approaches for the prevention and treatment of the related nutritional problems, students will gain exposure and experience in program design and 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#: 1953
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: five 1-page essays, one final term paper (10-15 pages), one oral presentation, and active class participation
Prerequisites: PHLH 201 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Public Health concentrators
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
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 international development and nutrition programming.
Attributes: PHLH Nutrition,Food Security+Environmental Health

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