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Global Citizenship and Equity: World Hunger

Course Code GCE-215
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course is a study into the complex issue of world hunger. Drawing on a global citizenship and equity framework, students will closely examine and analyze the structural causes of hunger and poverty in Canada as well as at an international level. Common misconceptions will be explored which include the necessity of a second green revolution, trickle-down development and the lack of productivity in small-scale farming. The course presents the analysis of hunger alleviation strategies through a food sovereignty perspective, exploring the right to food, access to land, control over resources and local decision-making. Students will conclude the course by examining local hunger alleviation strategies within an international perspective and will present opportunities for surmounting the barriers in these situations.