Politics of Food: Land, Labor, Health, and Economics


Explores the food system through fieldwork, study, and guest lectures that include farmers, nutritionists, sustainable agriculture advocates, rural organizers, and farmworker activists. Examines how food is produced, seeks to identify and understand its workers and working conditions in fields and factories, and, using documentary research conducted in the field and other means, unpacks the major current issues in the food justice arena globally and locally. Fieldwork required, but no advanced technological experience necessary. At least one group field trip, perhaps to a local farm or farmers market, required. Instructor: Thompson

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • DOCST 341S
  • ICS 342S
  • PUBPOL 380S
  • RIGHTS 342S
Typically Offered