The Food Studies minor examines the causes and effects of food production systems and patterns of food consumption by incorporating perspectives from a variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Food systems are inherently value-driven and frequently reflect socio-economic inequities that are of concern to the Sisters of Mercy.

Students completing a minor in Food Studies complete a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Courses
SOA-350Food Matters3
ENV-360Hydroponics Practicum1-6
or ENV-397 Environmental Studies Internship
Elective Courses
Select three elective courses from the following:9
Food and Literature
Introduction to Global Studies
Courses at the level of 200 and above 1
Total Credits16-21

Such as ENV-334 Environmental Justice, chosen in consultation with the chairperson of the Department of Cultural, Environmental, and Global Studies.