Food in Culture and Social Justice Graduate Minor

This interdisciplinary graduate minor in Food in Culture and Social Justice prepares students to examine food from a variety of perspectives. When and how we eat, what is considered acceptable to eat, how we prepare it, and how we learn about producing and eating food are all fascinating questions to explore by humanists and social scientists. Histories of particular food commodities and changes in the way people think about sustaining healthy bodies richly contextualize our present practices. Cultural analyses of food and food production lead us to question the level of social justice within the local and global food systems. 

Students complete at least 1 credit of experiential/service learning which will be spent volunteering with food-related organizations.

Required Service Learning Course
FCSJ 506FOOD PROJECTS1
Required Master's/PhD Courses
Select 15 credits (master's) or 18 credits (PhD) of the following:15-18
INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SYSTEMS: LOCAL TO GLOBAL
NUTRITIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY
NUTRITIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY
METHODS IN FOOD IN CULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
METHODS IN FOOD IN CULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES
FOOD AND ETHNIC IDENTITY: DECOLONIZING FOOD AND OUR BODY
FOOD AND ETHNIC IDENTITY: DECOLONIZING OUR FOOD AND BODY
AGRI-FOOD MOVEMENTS
AGRI-FOOD MOVEMENTS
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD
FAMILIES AND POVERTY
FOOD IN WORLD HISTORY

Substitutions subject to approval of minor professor.

Minor Code: 4260