Food and Nutrition Thematic Track

Description

In this theme, which focuses on food systems, from their plant, animal, or synthetic sources to their ultimate use by humans for health, safety, communication, and pleasure. Understanding these systems enables students to see the connections between the food that is part of our everyday lives and the scientific, social, and cultural issues that make them so significant to society as a whole. Students are encouraged to expand the thematic track to include any of the following:

  • Explore the 4 keys to balanced nutrition, and the effort of balancing a healthy diet in a fast paced world.
  • Compare the connections between food in our everyday lives to scientific, social, and cultural issues within society.
  • Consider if low income Americans can afford a healthy diet.
  • Review food systems, from their plant, animal, or synthetic sources to their ultimate use by humans for health, safety, communication, and pleasure.
  • Compare the various nutrition assistance programs that are available within the United States and how they assist the population.

GEP Humanities and Social Science Courses

Choose at least one of the following:

Course Course Title GEP Category (ies)
ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics SS
ARE 311* Agricultural Markets SS
ARE 433* U.S. Agricultural Policy SS
PRT 200 Leisure Behavior, Health and Wellness SS
SOC 203 Current Social Problems SS, USD
SOC 241 Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society SS
SOC 351* Population and Planning SS, GK

GEP Natural Sciences and Mathematics Courses

Choose at least one of the following:

Course Course Title GEP Category
ANS/NTR/FS 301* Introduction to Human Nutrition NS
ANS/FS/PO 322* Muscle Foods and Eggs NS
ANS/FS 324* Milk and Dairy Products NS
CS 213* Crops: Adaptation & Production NS
ENT 203 An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping NS
FS 201 Introduction to Food Science NS
HS/ANS 215* Agricultural Genetics NS
PB 213* Plants and Civilization NS
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics MA
TOX 201 Poisons, People and the Environment NS

Additional associated GEP Courses

Course Course Title GEP Category
CS 224 Seeds, Biotechnology and Societies IP, GK, NS
IDS 211 Eating through American History IP
STS 323 World Population and Food Prospects IP

*Course has a pre-requisite.

GEP Category abbreviations:
HUM: Course fulfills a GEP Humanities requirement
SS: Course fulfills a GEP Social Sciences requirement
NS: Course fulfills a GEP Natural Sciences requirement
MA: Course fulfills a GEP Mathematical Sciences requirement
IP: Course fulfills a GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives requirement
GK:  Course also fulfills the GEP Global Knowledge co-requisite
USD: Course also fulfills the GEP U.S. Diversity co-requisite

 

(Revised 07.25.2014)

 

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