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Advanced Topics in Food Studies: Inequality in Food Systems

This course examines the role of U.S. food & agricultural policy in perpetuating racial & economic inequality. Topics include agriculture, class & race in the 19th century; farm size & inequality; farm labor; low-wage workers in the food chain; food insecurity; & environmental inequality. The class covers both historical & contemporary social movements that respond to inequities within the food system. By introducing students to historical documents, empirical research, & the academic literature on these & related topics, the course prepares students to effectively evaluate contemporary legal & policy responses to food systems inequality.

Course #
FOOD-GE 2286
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Department