Apr 23, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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CAS 2410 - The Principles and Practice of Food Justice

This course introduces students to the principles and practice of food justice through experiential learning by service at food pantries, food banks and other community facilities in Athens and surrounding counties.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to use multiple perspectives in historical, geographic, linguistic, agricultural, culinary to describe the cultural norms of southeast Ohio communities.
  • Students will be able to identify the service and volunteer opportunities in the community for individuals and groups to redress food related challenges.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of non-profits, religious organizations, and public institutions in addressing crises in food in our area.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast definitions of food security in urban and rural environments.
  • Students will be able to analyze the impact of food quality on the economy, environment, and individual health.
  • Students will be able to apply their new knowledge to describe the challenges of food insecurity and access for what will be for most students an unfamiliar semi-rural community with socio-economic deprivation in Athens County.

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