|Thursdays 9:15AM-10:05AM||45595||Full Term|
More than 850 million people in the world remain without enough to eat and roughly 2 billion suffer from nutrient deficiencies. This occurs in spite of the excess of food in the world. In order to understand why people go hungry and what can be done to most effectively intervene, we must understand food as a system. The dominant food system has increasingly well-documented social, environmental, and health-related costs. This documentation has helped re-focus public attention on the deficiencies and complexities of the global food system.
This course introduces students to global agriculture and food systems. It emphasizes the connectedness of cultural, political, economic, historic, and natural factors that drive change. This course offers a unique opportunity for students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge of food systems and to integrate theory and practice through experiential learning and dialogue-based inquiry both on campus and in the community.
Assistant Director and Research Assistant Professor
- Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture
- Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources