SOC415: Food and Society

About This Course

This course is designed to look at the food we eat; the way we think about food; the role of neo-liberal and capitalist values, as well as the role of agribusiness marketing, in shaping our understanding of food and its role in society; and, finally, of the need for reform in our overall societal understanding of food. Particular attention will be paid to concerns such as food insecurity, food safety, and the role of food systems in perpetuating systemic inequality. Please note that this course employs service learning and therefore involves significant work outside of the classroom.

Course At A Glance

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Even Fall

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