Food and Politics: A Food Citizens Methodology Workshop (APA4160.02)

Yoko Inoue

This class will put focus on investigating various approaches to food studies while examining academic institutions’ curriculums and non-institutional models developed by civic and creative practitioners. This intensive Methodology Workshop provides opportunities to explore food as a pedagogical tool to “do food justice” and to practice trans-disciplinary research methods, including socially engaged art. We will examine the complexity of food issues in colonial and postcolonial constructions and in the context of globalism. Bearing in mind that cooking is both knowledge and practice, this class will engage in critical food studies beyond the confines of academic textbooks and encourage students to practice in-situ learning outside of the classroom. This course incorporates research oriented syllabus-building activities which shall contribute to establishing an inclusive food studies curriculum.

Prerequisites: one food study related CAPA / SCT class and permission of faculty
Credits: 2
Th 1:40-5:20 (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
This course is categorized as All courses, Advancement of Public Action.