Food Studies Minor




» Capstone Requirement
» FOOD ST 195CE: Internship in Food Studies
» FOOD ST 199: Directed Research or Special Project in Food Studies


Minor Requirements
The curriculum includes:

One of the following lower division Portal courses (5-6 units)
  • Environment 25: Good Food for Everyone: Health, Sustainability and Culture
  • GE Cluster M1CW: Food: A Lens for Environment and Sustainability

One of the following lower division elective courses (4-5 units)
  • Community Health Science 48: Introduction to Nutrition
  • Italian 42C: Italy Through the Ages: Food and Literature
  • Physiological Science 7: Science and Food: The Physical and Molecular Origins of the Food We Eat

Four Upper division electives (16 units)
Review the list of courses.

One Capstone Course (4 units)*
  • Food Studies 195CE: Internship
  • Food Studies 199: Directed Research

*The Capstone course is to be taken after all other courses have been completed, or concurrently with one remaining course.

Additional Information
  • Courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade, and a student must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • To remain eligible for the minor, a student must earn a minimum grade of a C in the lower division Portal course.
  • A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.
  • No more than two lower-division courses may be counted towards the minor.
  • Students may petition to have courses other than those listed in the Required Elective Courses be counted for the minor. Contact the Academic Counselor for Food Studies for information on how to petition.

  • Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

    Capstone Requirement
    The Capstone requirement provides students in the Food Studies minor the opportunity to either put their studies into practice through internship, or complete independent research in a food related area of interest. The Capstone course is required for completion of the minor—it must be the last course undertaken after all other courses have been completed, or concurrently with one remaining course requirement.

    The Capstone requirement can be satisfied by completing one of the following:
    As an additional resource, students are encouraged to carefully review the 195CE/199 corresponding Capstone Information Guide, which can be found within the supplemental resources on this page.

 

FOOD ST 195CE: Internship in Food Studies
Food Studies 195CE is an opportunity to apply critical thinking and research skills obtained through the student’s University education to an internship experience.

As an additional resource, students are encouraged to carefully review the Capstone Information Guide for the course.

 

FOOD ST 199: Directed Research or Special Project in Food Studies
Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, this independent research course gives students the opportunity to conduct independent research or create a special project related to food studies.

As an additional resource, students are encouraged to carefully review the Capstone Information Guide for the course.

Please note that if you wish to complete FOOD ST 199 as your Capstone requirement, it must be the last course taken after all other courses have been completed, or concurrently with one remaining minor course requirement.