Introduction to Food Studies (APA2245.01)

Tatiana Abatemarco

This course is an introduction to food studies, which takes a humanities and social science approach to understanding the food and agriculture and how it connects to society and the environment. Students will examine a variety of food studies topics including agricultural movements, food sovereignty, food justice, food ethics, and aesthetics. The course will also engage in a mapping project to understand the food system of Bennington County, laying the foundation for future student/community collaborations. Through reading, writing, and discussion, as well as engagement with the local community, students will gain an understanding of the complexity and the promise of food as a locus for community and environmental flourishing.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M/Th 8:30-10:20
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Advancement of Public Action, All courses, Updates.