Community Food systems, Permaculture, Food and Culture, Food Justice, Community Food Systems, historical roots of racism, anthropological theory, urban ethnography, cultural studies, anthropology of landscape, class and culture, food justice, food sovereignty
ENVM 5038 - Nourishing Humanity within Planetary Boundaries - Intro to Food Systems
Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Take a holistic approach to exploring environmental, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of agri-food sustainability. Conceptualize food systems and their dynamics, recognize their achievements, come to terms with their role in environmental and social ills, and explore a range of promising alternative practices for rebalancing and building resilience in food systems. Recommended corequisite: ENVS 6305. Previously offered as a special topics course.
ENVM 5063 - Agroecology
Integrating a scientific framework, and ecological concepts with a concern social justice and cultural regeneration, this class introduces students to Agro-ecology as a discipline and a set of practices highlighting the multi-functionality of agricultural systems. We will also explore Agro-ecology as a social movement that aims to leverage traditional ecological knowledge to decolonize the multiple ecologies from seed to gut. Recommended prerequisite: ENVM 5308.