This course examines the intersections of gender, subsistence practice, and agriculture. Students will consider international and local contexts, with special attention to queer and women farmers and the role of capitalism. We will begin by considering case studies and personal stories of subsistence practice, homesteading, and small scale farming. From there, we will move into feminist theoretical analysis of these topics, exploring how theoretical considerations apply to lived experience. Students will explore subsistence through “DIY” and homesteading practice through hands-on projects. They will conduct qualitative interviews of farmers or homesteaders. As a community engagement component, students will develop a workshop that teaches a subsistence skill that relates to food or farming in the community.
Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Students must have taken one SCT or Food Studies course.
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Environment , Advancement of Public Action , SCT
Tags: CAPA , environmental studies , SCT , Food Studies