May 06, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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CAS 4911 - Internship in How Food Works in the Community

The course provides opportunities for students who wish to understand how food works in the community. No prior background or training in food studies is required. Students work with local organizations on a broad set of issues connected to food security, production, processing, marketing, distribution, consumption, composting, food choices, and food culture.

Credit Hours: 1 - 8
Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 internship
Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able talk knowledgeably and critically about the impact of community food initiatives such as Live Healthy Appalachia and Rural Action.
  • Students will be able to describe and explain every phase of the food system from production, distribution, consumption, and composting.
  • Students will be able to describe how local food processing facilities such as grain mills and dairies operate.
  • Students will be able to describe the challenges faced by local diversified agricultural producers in Southeast Ohio.
  • Students will be able to describe the complexity of food and socio-cultural identity issues and the perception of food choices.
  • Students will be able to explain how food can be an engine for entrepreneurship and economic development.
  • Students will be able to identify the problems faced by food security organizations like food pantries and food banks.

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