This course, which is a requirement in the Minor program in Food Studies, provides students with the basic content and methodological training they need to understand the connections between food, culture, and society. The course examines fundamental debates around food politics, health, culture, sustainability, and justice. Students will gain an appreciation of the material, ecological, and political foundations of the global food system as well as the ways that food shapes personal and collective identities of race, class, gender, and nation. Tutorials will meet in the Culinaria Kitchen Laboratory.
Priority will be given to students in the Minor program in Food Studies.