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Food Studies (Minor)

​The Food Studies minor brings together the social and natural sciences to explore urban and sustainable agriculture, scientific aspects of food, food security issues, and topics related to food cultures, food politics and food access. The Food Studies minor will enable students to pursue an interdisciplinary minor that complements their major field of study. This minor will give students the practical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), horticulture, urban agriculture and scholarship in issues of food access and food justice to engage in and contribute to debates about urban and community food systems, both locally and globally. In addition, the Food Studies minor will offer students the opportunity to pursue service-learning facilitated by the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 240INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE4
GEO 141GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING4
Select two of the following:8
CSS 320
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS
ENV 245
URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
GEO 351
GEOGRAPHY, FOOD AND JUSTICE
Select two of the following electives:8
ANT 109
FOOD AND CULTURE
ANT 342
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD MOVEMENTS AND PRACTICES
BIO 156
FOOD, FUEL FOR LIFE
CHE 105
EXPLORING NUTRIENTS/SCIENCE OF NUTRITION
CSS 320
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS
ENV 245
URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
ENV 310
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE
GEO 242
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS
GEO 260
GLOBALIZATION AND RESOURCES
GEO 269
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
GEO 350
WORLD OF WINE
GEO 351
GEOGRAPHY, FOOD AND JUSTICE
CMNS 325
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
MOL 260
EAT ITALY: THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND POLITICS OF ITALIAN FOOD
SOC 370
SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD, IDENTITY, AND INEQUALITY

Please note that no more than two courses from any department may count for the minor. Questions about the minor should be directed to Professor Maureen Sioh (Department of Geography).

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