May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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AGSC 265 - Building Community Food Systems

Credit(s): 2

This course examines the connections between farming, food, and society at global, national, and regional levels, with a focus on community food system transformation. Students will think critically about food system components and gain experience in building community food systems through collaborative efforts aimed at increasing community access and knowledge around regionally produced food. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify and explain connections between the components of global, national, and regional food systems.
  • Discuss the social, ethical, environmental, and political aspects of food and food systems.
  • Develop a framework for an initiative that increases access to regionally produced food in the community.
  • Collaborate to design and initiate a community food system development project.
  • Evaluate successes and challenges experienced over the course of the project.

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