The certificate in Food Studies provides you with a foundational understanding of the important environmental, political, economic, and public health issues attached to food production, transportation, transformation, and consumption.
This program will help you to:
- Develop a deeper understanding of the culture, politics, and science of food, recognizing how food not only is key to physical survival and health, but also essential to our spiritual and social institutions;
- Recognize the many intersecting forces and interests that influence the production and consumption of food, and investigate alternative models that may address underlying economic and health issues associated with the current model;
- Learn how an industrial kitchen works and how farming methods (whether organic, single-family, industrial, or urban) are incorporated into commercial ventures through an internship; and
- Analyze the ecological impact of current food systems and investigate innovative strategies to modify our food systems while providing the nourishment our society needs.