Food Studies

Scope and Objectives

The Food Studies minor uses food — its production, preparation, sharing, consumption, and disposal — as a lens for understanding individual, sociocultural, and global issues. The study of the role of food in multiple complex aspects of life builds bridges across all areas of the academy, including arts, anthropology, environment and sustainability, folklore and mythology, geography, history, humanities, law, psychology, public health, public policy, and other fields.

Through interdisciplinary courses and a capstone experience, students in the minor acquire a unique insight of food studies and emerge with a new intellectual framework for understanding this expanding area of study.