Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

POL 2300 - The Politics of Food

Credits: 4
Formerly: POL1300

This course explores some of the many ways that what we eat is shaped and controlled by politics. In particular, the course topics center around helping students understand the ways that power dynamics and policy decisions in our political system shape what we eat and why. As a class, students will also seek to understand and evaluate the broader community and even global consequences of the politics of food. Class work and activities will involve approaching questions of food access and choice through other areas of study, such as anthropology, economics, and nutrition.  The course also has a service learning requirement. 
Fulfills: SOSC & X requirement in LS Core.