Food and the Environment
Schools of Public Engagement: Environmental Studies
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)
Max Enrollment: 10
Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.
* 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: 4:34pm EDT 5/31/2023