Food Studies Graduate Certificate Colloquium
URBN PL XLC 216
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This course is open only for students in the Food Studies Graduate Certificate program, and provides an overview of food studies encompassing a wide variety of fields.
What you can learn.
- Explore how laws related to food affect the production and distribution of food
- Assess the interdisciplinary nature of food studies in research and teaching
- Recognize the role of food studies in various science and social science disciplines
- Evaluate the role of food policies in the sustenance of society and culture
About this course:
Food is complex subject given that production, procurement, preparation, consumption, and exchange of edible matter is biologically vital to human growth, development, and function and critical to many aspects of society and culture. Food studies is growing cross-disciplinary field of research, teaching, and advocacy that encompasses and draws from cultural anthropology and geography, food law and policy, urban planning, sociology, literature, history, public health, nutrition, environmental science, molecular and cell biology, science and technology studies (STS), agronomy, and other disciplines. Survey of some of these wide-ranging topics and disciplines that define food studies.