Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065352008Food PolicyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course, students will evaluate the goals and tools of food policy, related organizations, the aims and elements of food systems in developed and developing countries especially in Turkey.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nevin Demirbaş
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the food policies in developed and developing countries
2To evaluate the changes and improvements in food production and consumption policies
3To analyze the effects of food standards and regulations on food firms, food markets and customers
4To analyze the food production and consumption policies in Turkey
5To evaluate food security issue in terms of different variables
6To compare the aims of food systems in the World, Mediterranean Basin and Turkey
7To understand the role and importance of international organizations in food policy
8To understand food surplus problem in developed countries
9To understand the sustainability of food supply and restricted factors in developing countries and improve solutions
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition, scope and specifications of food; Aims of food systems (in the World, Mediterranean Basin and Turkey); Elements of food systems (in the World, Mediterranean Basin and Turkey); Industrilization of food systems; Food surplus problem in developed countries; Food supply problems in developing countries; Food production, trade and consumption policies in Turkey; Food security issue; Standards and regulations for food industry (Legislation/Regulation) (Effects of standards and regulations on food companies, Effects of standards and regulations on farmers, Effects of standards and regulations on consumers, Food regulations in EU and Turkey, adaptation and development); Sustainability of food supply and restricted factors (Food policies in developed countries, Food policies in developing countries, Sustainability of food supply and restricted factors in Turkey); International organizations in food policy
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course Description: discussion about scope, importance, rule and necessities
2Definition/scope and specifications of food
3The aims of food systems (in the World, Mediterranean Basin and Turkey)
4Elements of food systems (in the World, Mediterranean Basin and Turkey)
5Industrilization of food systems and food surplus problems in developed countries
6Food supply problems in developing countries
7Food production, trade and consumption policies in Turkey
8Food Security in the World and Turkey
9MIDTERM EXAM
10Standards and regulations in food industry
11Effects of standards and regulations on food companies
12Effects of standards and regulations on farmers
13Effects of standards and regulations on consumers
14Food policies in developed and developing countries and the role of international organizations in food policy
15Presentations of papers and their evaluations
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook: - Simon Maxwell and Rachel Slater, Food Policy Old and New. - Gerald J. Lynch and George Horwich, Food, Policy and Politics: A Perpective on Agriculture and Development. - Ronal D.Knutson,J.B. Penn, Barry L. Flinchbough, Agricultural and Food Policy - Smith,L.D., World Food Marketing System.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation13535
Report Presentation13535
Self Study10440
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading13339
Performance144
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)225
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1   55   5  55 
LO2    5     5555
LO3  5 55  5  555
LO4   5  55   555
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LO6  5 5  5 5 555
LO7    55 5      
LO8   55      55 
LO9 555  5   5555
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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