Politics of Food

Course Number: 
DOCST 341S
Course Instructor: 
Charlie Thompson
Location: 
CDS, Bridges 113
Days and Times: 
TuTh 3:05 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
CULANTH 238S
ICS 342S
PUBPOL 380S

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.