UENV
4714

Food and the Environment

Schools of Public Engagement: Environmental Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Food and the Environment
Fall 2022
Taught By: Kristin Reynolds
Section: A

CRN: 3878

Credits: 4

This course examines the relationship between food and the environment, covering production, distribution, consumption, and waste management, from the local to the global scale. We learn about key issues including the connections between climate change and global food security; food waste and composting; food supply chains; urban food environments; and genetically modified foods. Throughout the semester we explore how different frameworks and analytical methods, from agroecology to environmental justice to life cycle analysis, help us design strategies to make the food system more sustainable and resilient. And, we examine connections between science and policy. For the final project, students research a food system-related environmental problem and prepare a policy or design brief to address that problem.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Environmental Studies (UENV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (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: 5:20am EST 1/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 406
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022