Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy and Sociopolitical Communication

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Food Fight! Role Food Advocacy
Spring 2023
Taught By: Stefani Bardin
Section: A

CRN: 3746

Credits: 3

Food has become embedded in the fabric of popular culture due to the rise of technology and social media. However, complex issues such as hunger and food justice, health and obesity, locavorism, biotechnological influences, fair trade, ethical consumption, and sustainability are slowly starting to enter into the larger dialogue about food within the realms of contemporary media outlets. This course will initially examine the role food plays in communication from semiotic and cultural points of view; food as the strategic focus for social, political, and environmental debates; food as culutre; and art as the inspiration for art and media projects that attempt to address these issues. Students will examine and discuss different kinds of food and food advocacy content generators, while reflecting on how to create effective forms of communication for food-related activism.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:52pm EDT 5/31/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 701
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023