Diversity, Food, and Social Justice
LAS 296 - Diversity, Food, and Social Justice3 hours It has been said that the history of human society can be traced through the history of food production and distribution. This course will utilize film, literature, and experiential learning to explore issues regarding food disparity as well as the political, economic and social impact of hunger in a land of plenty. We will explore the growing international paradox of poverty, obesity, and malnutrition. We will critique proposed systemic solutions, such as sustainable food production. Students will be expected to participate in a service learning component addressing “food deserts” and social justice in the Chicago area.