Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Certificates

Food Studies

15 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences

http://humanities.usf.edu/undergraduate/food/

Certificate Description

Offered through the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, the Certificate in Food Studies is designed for majors in any field who wish to gain an interdisciplinary knowledge of the relationships between humans and their food, especially focusing on the sociocultural relevance of food and food systems. Food Studies is a growing field that offers students the opportunity to be interdisciplinary in their methodological approach, while studying a subject that is of tremendous social, personal, ethical, environmental and global significance.

Total Certificate Hours - 15 Hours

Core Courses - 3 Hours

Elective Courses - 12 Hours

An additional 12 credit hours of coursework must be selected from the categories of Culture & History and System & Environments.

Group I – Culture & History (6 hours):
Courses in this category examine the cultural, historical, psychological, ethical, and ideological factors involved in domestic and/or international patterns and practices of food production and consumption. Courses may address historical shifts (industrialization, for instance), cultural rituals, race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, labor and social justice movements, food security, media analysis, aesthetics, and art.

Students must successfully complete two courses from the following list (or another suitable course chosen with the direction and approval of the certificate director and/or certificate advisor):

*Variable topics courses must be approved by the certificate director and the certificate advisor.

Group II – Systems & Environments (6 hours):
Courses in this category examine the biological, ecological, geographic, economic, and political factors involved in domestic and/or international patterns and practices of food production and consumption. Courses may address commodity chains, regulatory systems and policy, food safety, principles and practices of sustainable agriculture, applied urban farming, resource consumption, biodiversity, and migration patterns.

Students must successfully complete two courses from the following list (or another suitable course chosen with the direction and approval of the certificate director and/or certificate advisor):

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There are additional requirements for this certificate such as grade, GPA, and/or foreign language requirements.

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