Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 309 - Food, Justice, and U.S. Literature

4 credits
This course examines the intersection of food, justice, and twentieth-century U.S. literature in order to understand how ideas about food’s biological, environmental, and social meanings have shaped and been shaped by traditions of American writing and discourses of race, class, gender, and citizenship. Using a broad range of creative, informational, and critical texts, students explore urgent issues like farmworkers’ rights, food insecurity, animal ethics, advertising, cultural foodways, globalization, and food justice/sovereignty. This is a Community-Based Learning course that combines academic and experiential learning as students investigate local food needs and participate in local efforts promoting food justice. Prerequisite: ENGH 150  or ESS 210   Equivalent: ESS 309 CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Diversity US, CLA-Civic Engagement, CLA-Writing Intensive



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