Food Studies minor uses “food”—its production, preparation, sharing, consumption, and disposal—as a lens for understanding individual, socio-cultural, and global issues. The study of food’s role in multiple complex aspects of life builds bridges across all areas of the academy, including: Arts, Anthropology, Environment and Sustainability, Folklore and Mythology, Geography, History, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and other fields.

Through interdisciplinary courses and a capstone experience, students in the Food Studies minor will acquire a unique understanding of Food Studies and emerge with a new intellectual framework for understanding this expanding area of study.



Please review the calendar below for additional information regarding upcoming Food Studies related activities, deadlines, information sessions, and events. Click on a calendar item for additional details—please note that some calendar items will only pertain to students enrolled in the Food Studies Minor.