2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

The Food, Environment, & Society (FES) minor is centered on the concept of sustainability. Focus is directed towards studying food and the environment from an interdisciplinary perspective. The minor is intended for students interested in the complexities of growing, processing, distributing, assessing, and consuming food. The program consists of courses analyzing the current food system across a range of disciplines, identifying some of its unsustainable practices and offering alternatives. Includes instruction in anthropology, environmental science, geography, health and nutrition, and sociology.

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the FES program courses to earn this minor.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Health and Human Performance, School of department page.

Total Credits Required 20
SO 120 Introduction to Food Studies  4
   
Choose 8 credits from the following: 8
     HN 210 Nutrition for Humans (4 cr.)  
     HN 362 Cultural Food Patterns (4 cr.) [PERS]  
     GC 202 Soils (4 cr.)  
     GC 220 Economic Geography (4 cr.)  
     GC 269 Introduction to Sustainability (4 cr.)  
     AN 295 Special Topics in Anthropology (1-4 cr.)  
        If topic relates to food studies.  
   
Choose 8 credits from the following: 8
     SO 295 Special Topics in Sociology (1-4 cr.)  
         If topic relates to food studies.  
     GC 317 Geography of Food Systems (4 cr.)  
     SO 433 Environmental Sociology (4 cr.)  
     GC 489 Human-Environment Capstone (4 cr.)  
     GC 491 Internship (2-6 cr.)  
     SO 491 Internship in Sociology (4-12 cr.)  
     AN 498 Directed Study in Anthropology (1-4 cr.)  
     GC 498 Directed Studies in Geography (1-4 cr.)  
    SO 498 Directed Study in Sociology (1-4 cr.)  

Note: Several of these courses require completion of pre-requisites. Check course descriptions for details.