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Feeding the World's Population

Breadth TrackYear: 2019

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Food is essential to human life on Earth, and is inextricably bound up in our biology, culture and beliefs. Learn about the current and future challenges of global food production, supply, and consumption and discover how food production in Australia is changing to meet the environment and society's changing needs.</p>

Subject Options

Code Name Study period Credit Points
UNIB10009 Food for a Healthy Planet
Semester 1
GEOG10001 Famine: The Geography of Scarcity
Semester 1
UNIB20014 Food For a Healthy Planet II
Semester 2

You can extend this breadth track by taking:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI20003 Sustainable Food Systems
AGRI30012 Food & Water:Global Issues Local Impacts Not available in 2019 12.5
UNIB30010 Food for a Healthy Planet III
Semester 1


Some of these subjects are not available as breadth for all Bachelor of Environments students. Go to http://breadth.unimelb.edu.au/breadth/info/Environments.html for more information. GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World and AGRI20003 Sustainable Food Systems are not available as breadth for Bachelor of Science students, but can be taken within the core of the degree. The track is not available for Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Biomedicine students.

What is a Breadth Track?

A breadth track is a sequence of three or more subjects (taken as part of a Melbourne Bachelor degree) that progressively develops knowledge and skills relevant to a coherent domain, theme, topic or issue. It is a suggested set of subjects, rather than a requirement.

Last updated: 2 December 2018