Courses Taught by Andrew Jones

NUTR555: Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Advisory Prerequisites: An introductory course in biology, environmental science, ecology, urban planning, food policy, epidemiology, and/or human nutrition
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course teaches about food systems through interdisciplinary, experiential learning and dialogue-based inquiry. In addition to learning how to bridge worldviews and apply systems thinking, students will study the unique perspectives of public health nutritionists involved in addressing complex food systems problems.
  • Course Goals: During this course, students will: 1) study the characteristics, outcomes, objectives and values of different contemporary food systems in the Global North and South; 2) analyze and critique peer-reviewed literature examining the processes and outcomes of food systems models through an interdisciplinary lens; 3) practice communicating ideas about food systems in oral presentations to peers in a group setting; 4) participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team; 5) engage with food systems stakeholders in classroom and field settings; and 6) explore their own and others' diverse values and viewpoints about food systems based on supporting evidence.

NUTR633: Evaluation of Global Nutrition Programs

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: At least one foundational course in both biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the principles of program evaluation with an emphasis on global nutrition programs. The course will create a space for discussion and practice in which knowledge can be applied to current global nutrition issues through research and critical analysis.
  • Course Goals: By the end of this course students are expected to be able to: 1) identify key principles related to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of global nutrition interventions; 2) apply and synthesize these principles to develop a global nutrition intervention as well as a comprehensive, field-ready monitoring and evaluation plan; 3) formulate evaluation research questions based on a review of scientific literature; 4) develop an analysis plan for and analyze data from a publicly available global nutrition data set; 5) analyze evaluation research results published in a peer-reviewed document through the critical application of evidence-based evaluation principles; 6) communicate project narratives and research findings clearly, concisely and confidently in oral presentations to a group of peers in a professional setting; 7) lead and collaborate effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team; 8) communicate in a professional manner with a "client" organization and identify how evaluation data would serve their needs; 9) conduct key informant interviews with stakeholders from a "client" organization; 10) engage in respectful classroom and online discussions with peers using scientific evidence to communicate and support diverse viewpoints.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR633 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts NUTR633, NUTR650, NUTR677
NUTR MPH Apply public health theoretical frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677, NUTR633

NUTR644: Global Food Systems Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course will explore the process of developing policies in low- and middle-income countries that are targeted at altering the nature and functioning of food systems. We will assess policy contexts, stakeholders' priorities, the translation of policies into programs, and the impacts of policies on nutrition and health outcomes.
  • Course Goals: During this course, students will: 1) read and critically analyze food systems policy analysis and policy case studies; 2) practice communicating critical analysis of research and policies through formal presentations; 3) facilitate in-class discussion amongst peers; 4) practice designing and developing policy case studies that involve critical analysis of the policy process; 5) practice receiving constructive feedback from peers and incorporating it into theoretical thinking and writing; and 6) provide respectful and thoughtful feedback to their peers.
  • Syllabus for NUTR644

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences