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SOCI 319 AX   Food [CB] Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral9810
Total9810

InstructorHenke, Christopher
MeetsMW 245-400, ALUMNI 432
Pre-Requisites(SOCI 201 or SOAN 204) or (SOCI 250 or SOAN 210) or ENST 101 or ENST 232 or ENST 321
RestrictionsNo 2018
NotesSee course description; must have one open morning (no registered courses) W, R, or F 8:30-12:00 for farm internship
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsENS2/Environmental Economics ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies

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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 enrolled in this course 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. (Formerly SOAN 319.) Prerequisites: (1) one of the following courses: ENST 232, SOCI 201 (formerly SOAN 204), or SOCI 250 (formerly SOAN 210); (2) 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. This course is crosslisted as ENST 319. (CB)