2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Food Studies, BS


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Contact:

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Undergraduate Program Director

544 White Hall
315-443-3987

Description:

The 120 credit BS in Food Studies program takes a multi-level and holistic approach to food, from production through consumption. Beyond a core, the curriculum offers required electives in Food Politics, Food Policy, Governance, Community Food Systems and Gastronomy. The major provides excellent preparation for further graduate studies in social science and legal and policy approaches to food. Students with this major might seek employment with government agencies at all levels dealing with food and agriculture issues: food oriented non-governmental organizations that work on sustainability and food security issues; as well as work with food processing, preparation and distribution firms.
 
Faculty strengths in international trade and human rights augment local and national policy studies. Our extensive kitchens and a professional staff of chefs, combined with departmental nutrition and public health programs, integrate the new food studies program both in established disciplines and practical experience. The opportunity to pair the food studies major with minors within the Falk College and throughout Syracuse University, such as public health, nutrition, social sciences, policy studies, and communications, offers students unique and marketable complements to their degree program.

Intra-University Transfers

The Food Studies, BS accepts transfers into the program on a rolling admissions’ basis.

Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with the Food Studies Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.

Applicants outside of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics who are making satisfactory progress and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted into the Food Studies program.

Applicants inside the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics who are making satisfactory progress and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above will be admitted into the Food Studies program.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Identify the defining features of conventional and alternative food systems

2. Recognize and interpret key solutions to social inequalities related to food

3. Interpret key functions of agri-food systems practices from production to consumption

4. Synthesize information addressing multi-scalar agri-food systems governance and policies

Requirements


Falk College Requirement: 7 credits


Liberal Arts Core: 45-48 credits


General Electives


General electives to reach 120 degree applicable credits while meeting the required 60 credit minimum for liberal arts courses.

Total Credits: 120


Degree Awarded


Bachelor of Science in Food Studies

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