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Graduate Minor in Food in Culture and Social Justice

The interdisciplinary graduate minor in Food in Culture and Social Justice prepares students to examine food from a variety of perspectives. When and how we eat, what is considered acceptable to eat, how we prepare it, and how we learn about producing and eating food are all fascinating questions to explore by humanists and social scientists. Histories of particular food commodities and changes in the way people think about sustaining healthy bodies richly contextualizes our present practices. Cultural analyses of food and food production lead us to question the level of social justice within the local and global food systems. Students complete at least 1 credit of experiential/service learning which will be spent volunteering with food-related organizations.

Program Brochure

Minor Requirements

15 Credits (18 for Ph.D.) from the Following Courses

  • ANTH 444/544 Nutritional Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 547 Research Methods in Food, Culture and Social Justice (4)
  • ANTH 567 Agri-Food Movements (4)
  • ANTH 486/586 Anthropology of Food (4)
  • AREC/ANS/CSS/HORT/FST/RS/NUTR 599 Food Systems: Global, Regional, Local (3)
  • ES 499/599 Food and Ethnic Identity (3)
  • HST 416/516 Food in World History (4)
  • ANTH 406/506 Food Projects (1)

To learn more about the requirements, visit the catalog website.