2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CNSCI 3808 The Science and Ethics of Food and Farming

This course will focus on the ecological and social impacts and opportunities of our food system, the science behind the food we eat, and the ethical issues that influence our food choices.  Students will acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to grow food and participate in building a sustainable, local food system.  Topics include:  sustainable agriculture, the local food movement, food security, role of food systems in climate change, seeds & seed saving, the history of agriculture in the U.S., as well as harvesting, preparing, and preserving food.




Successful completion of the Science General Education (Liberal Arts Foundation) requirement