Anno di corso: 1

Anno di corso: 2

Crediti: 6
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 6
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 28
Tipo: Lingua/Prova Finale
Crediti: 4
Tipo: Altro

FOOD LAW AND POLICY

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2017/2018
Anno di corso: 
2
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2018/2019
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio a scelta
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
42
Prerequisiti: 

Prerequisites
Since this course is not a mandatory one and it does not have any specific prerequisites. However, students willing to attend it should have basic knowledge on natural resources interactions, their importance and position within international development agendas. However, any specific knowledge on legal topics is not mandatory. Additionally, working language of the course is English and required level of knowledge is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Assessment method
Written exam made of multiple choice and open questions. In the academic year 2017/2018 exams were held on 24th of January and on 14th of February 2018, but the schedule can be defined according to the students’ preferences.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

Aims
The course is guided by the ambition to addresses impediments to systemic change in the food system by creating productive connections between students and members of the scholarly community, nongovernmental organizations, and professionals from the field. It aims to enable students as future researchers to become more aware of important developments among agricultural and fishery producers and facilitate exchange of knowledge and information between future scientists and social movements. Expected academic outcome of the course is the provision of a general overview of the ways in which food-related knowledge, both traditional and innovative, is informed, defined and regulated in today datacentric society.

Additionally, the course aims at answering some crucial development questions: What is the potential of fisheries in ensuring global food security? What are the legal instruments needed? What is the role of legal framework in managing the uncertain risks arising from novel food products? Which new forms of collaboration between experts, industry and citizens are characterizing the day present food domain?

Contenuti

Contents
The course focuses upon the laws at all levels of government and the policies that govern the structure and content of the international food regulatory system.

Programma esteso

Detailed program
Students have an opportunity to explore different levels of food policy and laws/regulations and their impact on various sectors including economy, environment and equity through discussion on a range of food issues, case study examples, international food standards/agreements and to learn the methods of their interpretation. The major topics include the international aspect of food law, policy considerations and food law regulatory governance, food safety, food labelling and certifications, the implementation and enforcement of food laws/regulation, food justice, food ethics, international food standards and the role of global institutions in food governance. All these topics are coupled and matched with the importance of marine science and fisheries for the global food security and specific goals of the UN Agenda 2030 and other relevant international development strategies. The course tries to improve the understanding of issues socially, and economically sustainable for alleviating hunger, obesity, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Bibliografia consigliata

Textbook and teaching resource
The module encompassed lectures, class discussions, presentations supported by examples. Students were required to attend the course and to actively take part in the discussions. A teaching strategy involved combination of different instructional activities implemented to help students accomplish the learning goals of the class expressed at the beginning of the course. One of the course objectives was for students to be able to identify the key theoretical positions in a topic area, discuss them critically, and apply them to particular issues.

Metodi didattici

Teaching form
The module encompassed lectures, class discussions, presentations supported by examples. Students were required to attend the course and to actively take part in the discussions. A teaching strategy involved combination of different instructional activities implemented to help students accomplish the learning goals of the class expressed at the beginning of the course. One of the course objectives was for students to be able to identify the key theoretical positions in a topic area, discuss them critically, and apply them to particular issues.

Textbook and teaching resource
The module encompassed lectures, class discussions, presentations supported by examples. Students were required to attend the course and to actively take part in the discussions. A teaching strategy involved combination of different instructional activities implemented to help students accomplish the learning goals of the class expressed at the beginning of the course. One of the course objectives was for students to be able to identify the key theoretical positions in a topic area, discuss them critically, and apply them to particular issues.