Fall 2017 Course Information
International Nutrition and World Hunger

Course Description
This course is an advanced study of the magnitude, causes, and nature of hunger and undernutrition in low income countries. The course emphasizes programs, policies, and planning directed toward alleviating hunger.

Rachel Simpson Barkley
Office: 913-588-7683

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Introduction to Global Health
Jacobsen, Kathryn H
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 13: 978-1-4496-88
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Fadiman, Anne
Edition: 1997
ISBN: 0-374-52564-1
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux. NewYork

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who?ve Lived the Longest
Buettner, Dan
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 13: 978-142620755
Publisher: National Geographic Society

Course Access
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at KU Medical Center, the Teaching and Learning Technology group will send two emails:
(1) The first email informs students that an encrypted email will follow the first email with username and password information, as well as instructions about how to access the encrypted email.
(2) The second, secure email will provide students with a username, a temporary password, and instructions to reset the password. This email also contains contact information for technical assistance.
Students meeting all deadlines for account creation will have access to Blackboard by the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – Jacy Phillips, University of Nebraska-Lincoln