Food Studies is a new initiative that integrates courses and cocurricular activities into a cohesive program of study. The curriculum addresses the interconnections of food issues with environmental, social, health and cultural issues in a systems framework.

With exposure to interdisciplinary resources across the breadth of liberal arts, students will learn to:

  • Understand the complex contemporary and historical factors that affect food supply and food security.
  • Consider food system options and compare their environmental, sociocultural, economic and health impacts.
  • Think critically about food and agricultural challenges and recommendations for addressing them within a political ecology frame that emphasizes who benefits and at what cost.
  • Develop ideas about how they can contribute to food system solutions and explore multiple pathways to transformation.