Food, Culture, and Sustainability

Instructor: 
Susan Keefe
Day/Time Taught: 
MW 2:00-3:15 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2009
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200

In this class we examine where our food comes from, who farms it and under what conditions, and why we eat the foods we do. By working together as a class on these questions, we will address significant issues including contemporary political economy, modernity, cultural meaning, ethnic differences, the culture of consumption, hunger and inequality, and sustainable development. There will be several writing assignments and a group project. Readings include two books and a course packet of selected articles. The aim of this course is to cause us to think critically about the food people eat.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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