Food Studies Courses

Upper-Division Courses

M132. Food Cultures and Food Politics. (5) (Same as English M118F and Society and Genetics M132.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Requisite: English Composition 3. Introduction to interdisciplinary field of food studies, with focus on how literature, art, science writing, and visual culture address political dimensions of food and agriculture in specific contexts. P/NP or letter grading.

M170SL. Food Studies and Food Justice in Los Angeles. (4) (Same as Civic Engagement M170SL.) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Interdisciplinary service learning course that provides general understanding of access and equity issues related to food chain in Los Angeles. Exploration of social justice issues faced by residents of lower-income communities. Reading of research from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to public health, environmental justice, and public policy. Service-learning component includes meaningful work with off-campus community partners selected in advance by instructor and Center for Community Learning. Letter grading.

187. Special Topics in Food Studies. (4) Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in one area within food studies. May be repeated for credit with topic and/or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

189. Advanced Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

189HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

195C. Community and Corporate Internships in Food Studies for Capstone. (4) Tutorial, to be arranged; fieldwork, eight to 10 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit setting coordinated through Center for Community Learning (CCL). Students complete weekly written assignments, attend biweekly meetings with graduate student coordinator, and write final research paper. Faculty sponsor and graduate student coordinator construct series of reading assignments that examine issues related to internship site. Fulfills capstone experience requirement for Food Studies minor. Individual contract with site supervisor, CCL coordinator, and faculty sponsor required. Letter grading.

195CE. Community and Corporate Internships in Food Studies. (4) Tutorial, to be arranged; fieldwork, eight to 10 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit setting coordinated through Center for Community Learning (CCL). Students complete weekly written assignments, attend biweekly meetings with graduate student coordinator, and write final research paper. Faculty sponsor and graduate student coordinator construct series of reading assignments that examine issues related to internship site. May be repeated for credit with consent of Center for Community Learning. Individual contract with site supervisor, CCL coordinator, and faculty sponsor required. P/NP or letter grading.

197. Individual Studies in Foodways, Diet, and Nutrition. (2 to 8) Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Food Studies. (4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research projects in food studies under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

Graduate Course

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum. (1 to 4) Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.