Courses Taught by Andrew Jones

NUTR555: Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew (Residential);
  • 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.

NUTR563: Transformative Food Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1.5 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Transformative Food Systems (TFS) Fellow or instructor permission.
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This experientially-based course will build students’ equity competency – the knowledge, skills and values needed to recognize and address historical, structural inequities that pervade today’s food systems. The goal is to prepare reflective, visionary and strategic food systems leaders who use systems thinking, collaboration, and an ethics of justice.
  • Learning Objectives: 1) Examine diverse strategies for overcoming inequities, health challenges and environmental crises facing food systems across various dimensions, scales, and geographies, 2) Explore diverse career pathways for catalyzing food systems change, and 3) Reflect on how personal identities, values, implicit biases, and leadership styles shape efforts to transform food systems, 4) Practice interpersonal, communication and leadership skills needed for collective action.

NUTR633: Evaluation of Global Nutrition Programs

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew (Residential);
  • 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.
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
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jones, Andrew (Residential);
  • Offered Fall, 2023
  • Last offered Fall, 2020
  • Not offered 2022-2023
  • 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.
  • Syllabus for NUTR644

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences