Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 251 - Food, Society and the Environment 3 s.h.

Food is a critical aspect of human existence and its production and distribution lies at the core of the interaction between society and the environment. This course adopts a critical approach to examining the current issues and debates pertaining to the production, processing and marketing of food as well as the local and global political economy of access to food. A central theme in these discussions will be the challenge of environmental sustainability in the food production and distribution system, while drawing examples from the local, national and global levels. The course will examine the political economy of the global food system as well as the local and national food justice issues that include production, access and consumption. A-E Only.
Cross-listed with ENVS 251  and GEOG 251 .
Prerequisite(s): ENVS 101 , ENVS 110 GEOG 100 , or SOC 101 .