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DGS 216 - Food Justice: Urban Agriculture and Food Security

5 Credits

Explores the impact of globalization and growing interdependence of the world through an examination of the contemporary food system. The course explores how the benefits and risks of where, what, and how food is grown, produced, transported, distributed, accessed and eaten are distributed unequally. The course will also discuss efforts by marginalized groups to challenge disparities in the food system, including but not limited to a discussion of urban agriculture, cooperatives, agroecological methods, community production etc.


Designed to Serve General student body.
Active Date 20190625T13:35:53

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
1. Local, regional, global and socioeconomic integration and     interdependence in the Food System. 

2. Ecological implications of food production.

3. Food and Climate change

4. Labor issues in food production

5. Urban agriculture

6. Food Security

7. Food Sovereignty

8. Food from nowhere vs food from somewhere

9. Food justice movements/food justice activism

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe contemporary and historical sociocultural perspectives around food production, distribution, consumption and disposal.

Explain contemporary sociocultural changes in economic patterns related to the food system.

Examine points of interconnectedness with others through the food system.

Compare the global forces that propel change in the food system.

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