On successful completion of the course, the student will:
be able to describe the original Mediterranean diet
be able to compare different current Mediterranean diets
understand the influence the Mediterranean diet has on public health
be able to describe essential ingredients in the Mediterranean diet
be able to describe and reflect upon the available offering of locally produced food from a sustainability perspective
be able to apply principles from the Mediterranean diet to the Norwegian diet
be able to describe and compare the meal as a social arena in the Mediterranean countries and Norway
be able to plan, implement and evaluate practical lessons with a focus on Mediterranean food and sustainability
Ingredients in the Mediterranean countries
Food in a sustainable and ethical perspective
Mediterranean diet and public health
Food and food culture in Mediterranean countries
The meal as a social arena
The course starts with one week of compulsory teaching at UiA's Metochi study center in Lesvos, Greece. The students complete two work requirements and submit an exam paper. For compulsory attendance requirements please see the semester plan. The teaching methods are lectures, individual work, group work, practical assignments, field trips and field work. Estimated student work load is 270 hours.
Approved compulsory participation
Passed compulsory assignments, see further information in Canvas.
Assessment methods and criteria
The students can choose between developing a digital presentation or writing a paper on Mediterranean food and sustainability. For guidelines for the assignment, please see Canvas. The exam can be conducted individually or in groups of 2-3 people, and it will be graded. One common grade is given to each group.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.
The participants must pay travel and accommodation expenses.