Though food-related issues vary widely in focus, they are all linked by their complexity and are deeply interdisciplinary nature, each relating to topics of health and nutrition, genetics, politics, culture, the environment, economics, and business. The Food & Society Certificate provides an opportunity for students completing the certificate to be able to appreciate the full range of these interdisciplinary ties and apply new perspectives to their primary academic majors and careers.  

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There is no application process for students to begin the certificate. However, students must inform The School of Human Ecology that they will be completing the Food and Society Certificate via the link at the bottom of this page. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, students will simply apply to have the Food & Society Certificate transcripted. (Graduating this semester? See application link and deadline at the bottom of this page.)

The Certificate is a total of 18 hours comprised of several food and society related themes and nutrition courses. Students must complete an Introductory Nutrition class in addition to 15 hours of coursework chosen from a minimum of two of the following themes below. No more than 9 hours in a single theme may be applied toward the certificate. 9 hours of the 15 hours must be completed at the upper-division level. 

Students must complete one of the following introductory nutrition course for completetion of the certificate:

Introductory Nutrition

        

  • NTR 306, Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • NTR 312, Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
  • NTR 312H, Introduction to Nutritional Sciences: Honors (restricted to honor eligible majors)

 Themes

Nutrition and Health

  1. NTR 307, Introductory Food Science
  2. NTR 315, Nutrition through the Life Cycle
  3. NTR 218 + 118L, Assessment of Nutritional Status and Assessment of Nutritional Status Laboratory
  4. NTR 330, Nutrition Education and Counseling
  5. NTR 321, International Nutrition: The Developing World
  6. NTR 334, Foodservice Systems Management
  7. NTR 353, Field Experience in International Nutrition
  8. NTR 365 (Topic 4: Obesity and Metabolic Health)
  9. SOC 308S, Introduction to Health and Society
  10. N 309, Global Health

Culture and History

  1. NTR 316, Culture and Food
  2. AMS 370 (Topic 26: American Food)
  3. ANT 307, Culture and Communication
  4. ANS 379 (Topic 7: Cuisine and Culture in Asia)
  5. CC 340 (Topic 6: Food, Health, and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean)
  6. CC 348 (Topic 14: Ancient Greek Medicine)

Politics, Economics, and Environment

  1. NTR 331, International Nutrition: Social and Environmental Policies
  2. NTR 332, Community Nutrition
  3. GRG 331K, Cultural Ecology
  4. GRG 344K, Global Food, Farming, and Hunger
  5. GRG 339K, Environment, Development, and Food Production
  6. GOV 370L (Topic 21: Politics of Food in America)
  7. MNS 308, Humans and a Changing Ocean
  8. MNS 367K, Human Exploration and Exploitation of the Sea

BSA Students: Please note that coursework undertaken for certificates may overlap with the Core Curriculum, writing flags, the quantitative reasoning flag, and Honors coursework. No more than 3 hours MAXIMUM of major coursework may overlap with a transcript-recognized certificate. Overlap is PROHIBITED with the Language, Arts, and Culture requirements.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING THE FOOD AND SOCIETY CERTIFICATE, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS AND ARE GRADUATING THIS SEMESTER, PLEASE APPLY HERE TO HAVE THE CERTIFICATE TRANSCRIPTED. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 3, 2017 FOR SPRING GRADUATION.