2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 364 Food Justice

3 hours 

This course deploys the theoretical and methodological tools of sociology to explore issues of food: what we eat, who consumes it and how it is created. All of these are fundamental issues of justice. Through case studies from around the world, students will explore how the ways our food is produced, marketed, distributed and consumed affect health, living standards, and migration patterns. This course explores how the under-regulation of processed foods contributes to obesity and diabetes, how globalization leads to impoverishment and the exportation of obesity, and how healthy foods have become increasingly expensive and out-of-reach of the poor.




ENG 201 and SOC 101


This course satisfies the College Option: Justice in Global Perspective area of the Gen Ed Program