2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Oct 20, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 319 - Food (CB)


Food is fundamental — it sustains us and is essential for our survival — but food is more than just what we eat. Food is also a commodity with complex global markets and ecological impacts; it is highly regulated through our political processes and institutions; and it forms a key part of our culture and the social rhythms of everyday life. This course explores these many dimensions of food, focusing especially on key questions about where it comes from, how it is produced, and how it is embedded in our economic, political, and cultural institutions. Students participate in a service learning internship at Common Thread Community Farm in Madison, NY. The course also involves field trips to and guest speakers from local food and farming communities. (CB)

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: ENST 319 
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: (SOCI 201  or SOAN 204) or (SOCI 250  or SOAN 210) or ENST 232   and students must have an open morning (no other enrolled courses) on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., in order to accommodate the farm internship component of the course.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: SOAN 319


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