Course Description

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. 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.

Learner Outcomes

  • How to decipher and create messages coded in various “food fights”;
  • About the history and development of food-centered movements;
  • How to identify and analyze ethical and political issues involved in the production and consumption of food.

Additional Information

  • An understanding of the role food plays in communication
  • The ability to understand of the strategic focus for social, political and environmental debates and the confidence to enter into these debates
  • An appreciation of food as culture and an inspiration for art and media.
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