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Spring 2024
Apr 18, 2024
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SFS 41200 - Colonialism, Globalization, And Food Justice
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course will uncover the foundations of inequities in access to healthy, nutritious food from the first era of colonization to the modern era of globalization. The course will make students aware of the racial and ethnic inequities in farming and food systems and consider mechanisms of decolonization: resistance against the status quo and the development of new food systems.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Hort & Landscape Architecture

Course Attributes:
Justice-Eqty-Divrsty-Inclusion, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the emergence of modern food systems through the eras of colonization and globalization. 2. Analyze the factors that contribute to inequities in access to healthy, nutritious food. 3. Investigate global and local food justice movements. 4. Evaluate the legacies of colonialism in today's food deserts. 5. Investigate local food movements, such as urban agriculture, represent attempts at decolonization. 6. Investigate the activism of indigenous groups around the world seeking decolonization and food justice. 7. Consider policies to reduce inequities in food systems.

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