Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 2130 - Food Justice

Credits: 4
This course explores ethical and social justice issues involved in food and argricultural practices.  It considers both questions of personal ethics and takes an ecological, systems-based approach to how food is produced, transported, distributed, marketed, prepared, and consumed.  It examines key ethical and political theories and principles that can be used to evalute choices, habits, and practices concerning food.  Topics include: the environmental effects of argiculture and food production, how workers and farmers fare in a globalized argricultural system, the relationship between food production and immigration, food accessibility and insecurity (including hunger and malnutrition, both locally and globally), social and cultural norms surrounding food (including those related to health and bodies), and food as a commodity and agriculture as a business. 
Prerequisite(s): Any 1000 level course in philosophy
Fulfills: E in Ls Core