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Core Curriculum

Food, Hunger, Poverty, & Environment

Food, Hunger, Poverty, & Environment

Facilitators: Gregory A. Baker, Management; Executive Director, Food and Agribusiness Institute Department; Erika French-Arnold, Director, Food and Agribusiness Institute Department

The Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment (FHPE) pathway focuses on the complex interrelationships among food production, food consumption, hunger, poverty, and the environment. Students in the pathway will explore how the production, consumption, and distribution of food resources are impacted by a variety of factors, including the availability of resources, income levels, and environmental degradation. The production of food in fragile environments and the sustainability of subsistence food systems will be explored, including the role of agricultural development in reducing hunger and poverty throughout the world.

Associated Courses

ANTH         50         World Geography (cross-listed with POLI 50 and ENVS 50; effective 9/1/09)
ANTH         133       Human Nutrition and Culture (effective 9/1/09)
ANTH         140       Food, Culture, and the Environment (cross-listed with ENVS 136; effective 9/1/09)
ANTH         185       Peoples of Latin America (effective 9/1/09)

BIOL          5          Endangered Ecosystems L&L (effective 9/1/09)
*BIOL        131       Agroecology L&L (cross listed with ENVS 132; effective 9/1/09)

BUSN         150       Feeding the World (effective 9/1/09)
BUSN         151A     Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Immersion Preparation (effective 9/1/09)
BUSN         151B     Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Immersion Reflection (effective 9/1/09)

ECON         101       Resources, Food, and the Environment (cross-listed with MGMT 173; effective 9/1/09)
*ECON       129       Economic Development (effective 9/1/16)
*ECON       134       African Economic Development (effective 9/1/09)
*ECON       160       The Economics of Poverty and Inequality (effective 9/1/09)

ENGL         156        Global Literatures (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL         159        Studies in Indian Subcontinental and Diasporic Literature
ENGL         165        Studies in African Literature (effective 9/1/09)

Environmental Studies
ENVS         20          The Water Wars of California L&L (effective 1/19/2016)
ENVS         21          Introduction to Applied Ecology L&L (effective 9/1/09)
ENVS         22          Introduction to Environmental Studies (effective 9/1/09)
ENVS         50          World Geography (cross-listed with POLI 50 and ANTH 50; effective 9/1/09)
*ENVS       132         Agroecology L&L (cross listed with BIOL 131; effective 9/1/09)
ENVS         136         Food, Culture and the Environment (cross-listed with ANTH 140; effective 9/1/09)
ENVS         146         Agriculture, Environment, and Development: Latin America (effective 9/1/09)
ENVS         155         Environmental & Food Justice (effective 9/1/09)
ENVS         161         The Moral Vision of Cesar Chavez: Agriculture, Food and Environment in Catholic Social Teaching (effective 1/19/2016)

Ethnic Studies
ETHN         156          Environmental Racism, Gender, & Justice (cross-listed with WGST 113; effective 9/1/09)

HIST          106          You Are What You Eat: History of Foods, Drugs, and Medicine (effective 9/1/09)

HNRS         20            Difficult Dialogues ("Food System Sustainability and Change" topic only; effective 1/1/19) 

Intl Environment & Development
SIS            471-900T        Intl Environment & Development Seminar I (American University Washington Semester Program)

MGMT         173          Resources, Food & the Environment (cross-listed with ECON 101; effective 9/1/09)

PHIL           29            Ethics and the Environment (effective 9/1/09; formerly PHIL 9)
PHIL           29H          Ethical Issues and the Environment (effective 11/25/2015; formerly PHIL 9H)

Political Science
POLI           40            Politics of US Econ Policies (effective 9/1/09)
POLI           50            World Geography (cross-listed with ANTH 50 and ENVS 50; effective 9/1/09)
POLI           171W        Intl Environ & Devel Sem I (effective 9/1/09)

Religious Studies
*TESP         26            Sustainable Theologies (effective 1/1/19) 
*TESP         46            Faith, Justice, & Poverty (effective 10/11/2016)
*TESP         46H          Faith, Justice & Poverty (Honors; effective 11/25/2015)

SOCI           33            Social Problems in the United States (effective 9/1/09)
SOCI           134          Globalization and Inequality (effective 1/1/2016)
SOCI           165          Human Services (effective 9/1/09)

Theatre & Dance
DANC           69           Walk Across California (effective 9/1/09)
DANC           169         Walk Across California (effective 9/1/09)

Women's and Gender Studies
WGST          113          Environmental Racism, Gender, & Justice (cross-listed with ETHN 156; effective 9/1/09)

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites