Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

Food Studies

Curriculum and Electives

The MA degree requires completion of 40 credits of core, specialization, and elective coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0; cooperative work or field experience; providing evidence of English language competency; and research. Students whose undergraduate degrees are in an unrelated field of study may be required to take prerequisite courses and to obtain work experience additional to the master's degree requirements. During the first semester in the program, every student must enroll in FOOD-GE 2000.01, Current Research in Food Studies.

CURRICULUM

19 

 

 

 

 

Core Courses (taken by all students in program)

15

 

FOOD-GE 2017  Contemporary Issues in Food Studies

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2033  Food Systems

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2015  Food Policy and Politics or FOOD-GE 2015 Food and Agricultural Policy

3

Fall and Spring

FOOD-GE 2191  Food and Culture

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2215  Nutrition in Food Studies

3

Spring

FOOD-GE 2250  Global Food Cultures (Study abroad in Hong Kong, Puebla or Paris may
be substituted for a core course based on advisement.)

3

 

 

 

 

Research

4

Fall

FOOD-GE 2000  Current Research in Food Studies

1

Fall, Spring

FOOD-GE 2061  Research Applications 

3

 

 

 

 

MODULES21

 

Policy & Advocacy

 

 

FOOD-GE 2015  Food and Agricultural Policy

3

Spring

FOOD-GE 2039 Food Policy and Politics

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2100 Food Legislation, Regulations & Enforcement

3

Fall, Spring

FOOD-GE 2040 Food Advocacy

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2034 Advanced Topics in Food Systems 3  
FOOD-GE 2007 Economics of Food I: Consumer Behavior 3  
FOOD-GE 2008 Economics of Food II: Strategic Firm Behaviors  
RESCH-GE 2085 Basic Statistics   3  
PUHE-GE 2319 Writing Grants and Fund Proposals  
or    
Domestic Focus    
FOOD-GE 2036 Water, Waste, and the Urban Environment  3  
FOOD-GE 2261 Sustainability on the East End 2  
FOOD-GE 2250 Global Food Culture: New Orleans or Puerto Rico 3  

or

 

 

International Focus

   

FOOD-GE 2110 International Food Regulation

3

 

FOOD-GE 2250 Global Food Culture: Puebla, Mexico or Paris

4

 

PADM-GP 4250 Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective: Accra, Ghana

4

 

or

   

Business & Social Entrepreneurship

   

FOOD-GE 2006 Food Entrepreneurship

3  

FOOD-GE 2007 Economics of Food I: Consumer Behaviors

3  

FOOD-GE 2008 Economics of Food II: Strategic Firm Behaviors

3  

FOOD-GE 2188 Food and Finance

3  

MGM-GB 3336 Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship

3  

CORI-GB 1306 Financial Accounting and Reporting

3  

MGMT-GB 3333 Business Start-Up Practicum

3  

MGMT-GR 2370 New Product Development

3  

CORI-GB 2310 Marketing

3  

or

   

Media & Cultural Analysis

 

 

FOOD-GE 2012  Food History

3

Spring

FOOD-GE 2019  Comparative Cuisines

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2021  Food Writing

3

Fall, Spring

FOOD-GE 2205 Theoretical Perspectives in Food Culture

3

Spring

FOOD-GE XXXX Food and Media

 

FOOD-GE 2250 Global Food Cultures

4  

FOOD-GE 2230 Field Trips in Food

2  

FOOD-GE 2171 Food Photography

1  

FOOD-GE 2204 Food in the Arts

2  

FOOD-GE 2271 Food and Culture: New Orleans

3  

ANTH-GA 2610 Anthropology of Food

4  

FOOD-GE 2285 Food and Gender

 
ELECTIVES (by advisement)

 

 

Students may choose electives from alternative areas of concentration or other courses of interest within NYU: other department in Steinhardt (such as Media, Culture & Communication, Environmental Conservation Education, etc), Stern School of Business, Wagner School of Public Service, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Graduate students may ONLY enroll in 2000 level classes

FOOD-GE 2012  Food History

3

Fall

FOOD-GE 2230  Field Trips in Foods

2

Fall/ Spring

FOOD-GE 2025  Beverages

3

Fall/ Spring

FOOD-GE 2030 Urban Agriculture Planning and Implementation

2

Fall/ Spring

FOOD-GE 2183  Techniques of Reginal Cuisine

2

Spring

NUTR-GE 2300  Independent Study (requires permission and approval)

1-6

Fall, Spring, Summer

FOOD-GE 2240  Advanced Topics in Food Studies  Fall/ Spring
FOOD-GE:  Global Food Cultures : Hong Kong, Puebla Mexico, Paris, Puerto Rico, New Orleans 3  Fall, Spring, Summer
FOOD-GE 2015 Food and Agricultural Policy  
FOOD-GE 2017 Contemporary Issues 3  
FOOD-GE 2160 Culinary Physics 3  
FOOD-GE 2240 Advanced Topics in Food Systems 3  
FOOD-GE 2285 Food and Gender 3