Ohio University

Food Studies Courses

Introductory Course

CAS 1410 Food Matters: Explorations in Food Across the Liberal Arts (3 credits)

CAS 1410 is the foundational course of the Food Studies curricular theme. Food Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to the production, consumption and meaning of food. Taught by a team of professors from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, Food Matters encourages students to critically examine an aspect of their lives which is both deeply personal, public, and political. This course is open

Theme Courses

  • CAS 1300X Themes in Action: Edible Athens Online (fall, spring)
  • CAS 1410 Food Matters: Explorations in Food Across the Liberal Arts (and A&S SS) (fall, spring)
  • CAS 4410 How Food Works Seminar (summer)
  • CAS 4911 How Food Works in the Community Internship (summer)
  • ENG 3000x Food Justice in Athens, OH (spring)
  • Food in Sicily Study Abroad (summer)
  • OHIO Global Academy: Edible Appalachia (summer)

Tier I Quantitative Skills (1M)

  • MATH 1090 Consumer Math (fall, spring)

Tier I English Composition (1E)

  • ENG 1510 Writing & Rhetoric I: Food Studies (fall)

Tier I Junior English Composition (1J)

  • ENG 3080J Writing & Rhetoric II: Politics of Food (fall, spring)
  • ENG 3100J Writing about Environmental Sustainability (fall, spring)

Applied Sciences and Mathematics (Tier 2AS)

  • NUTR 1000 Introduction to Nutrition (fall, spring)
  • NUTR 1100 Introduction to Food Systems (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1030 Plants & People (and A&S NS) (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 2060 Sustainable Agriculture (and A&S NS) (fall, spring, summer)

Cultural Perspectives (Tier 2CP)

  • JPC 2500 Introduction to Japanese Culture
  • LING 2750 Language & Culture (also A&S SS) (fall, spring)
  • RHT 1200 Food and Culture (spring)

Humanities and Literature (Tier 2HL)

  • ENG 2010 Critical Analysis of Fiction and Non-Fiction Prose (fall)
  • ILML 2902 Italian Literature in Translation (spring)
  • ML 2300 French Gastronomy (and A&S HUM) (fall)

Natural Sciences (Tier 2NS)

  • ANTH 3600 Origins of Food Production (spring)
  • BIOS 1030 Human Biology** (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1000 Plants and the Global Environment (and A&S NS)
  • (fall, spring, summer)

Social Sciences (Tier 2SS)

  • GEOG 1200 Human Geography** (and A&S SS) (fall, spring)
  • PSY 2XXX Psychology of Food Choices (under development)
  • SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology** (fall, spring, summer)

Tier III

  • ANTH 4520 Archaeological Anthropology (also A&S SS) (fall)
  • CHEM 4501 The Principles of Brewing Science (summer)
  • T3 4300 Beyond Antioxidants: Whole Foods for Wellness Promotion
  • T3 4310 Thomas Jefferson: Gardener and Gastronome
  • T3 4722 Food and Culture of the Mediterranean

Other

  • BUSL 3400 Law of Food (fall)
  • EH 3300 Food Quality and Vector Control (spring)
  • NUTR 3350 Introduction to Food Production (fall, spring)
  • NUTR 3500 Contemporary School Nutrition and Lab (spring)
  • NUTR 4000 Nutrition in the Community (spring)

A&S Humanities

  • CLWR 2XXX Food in Antiquity (under development)
  • ENG 2010 Critical Analysis of Fiction and Non-Fiction Prose (fall)
  • ENG 3300 Ecological Discourses (fall)
  • ENG 3850 Writing about Culture and Society: America's Food Cultures (fall)
  • ENG 4600 Food Writing
  • JPC 2500 Introduction to Japanese Culture
  • ILML 2902 Italian Literature in Translation (fall, spring)

A&S Natural Sciences

  • ANTH 3600 Origins of Food Production (spring)
  • BIOS 1030 Human Biology** (spring)
  • PBIO 3100 Biology of Fungi (fall)

A&S Social Sciences

  • ANTH 2201 World Prehistory
  • ANTH 3600 Origins of Food Production (spring)
  • ANTH 3590 Before the Sickle and Plow: Archaeology of Foraging Societies
  • ANTH 3780 Human Ecology
  • ANTH 4911 Field School in Ohio Archaeology (summer)
  • ECON 3510 Agricultural Development (fall, spring)
  • GEOG 3310 Geography of Africa (spring)
  • GEOG 3410 Geography of Hunger and Food Security (spring)
  • GEOG 3430 Global Issues in Environmental Geography (spring)
  • GEOG 3440 Agricultural Ecosystems (spring)
  • GEOG 3XXX Historical Geography of Food (under development)
  • HIST 3XXX Eating and Drinking in the Pre-Modern World (under development)
  • PSY 2XXX Psychology of Food Choices (under development)
  • PSY 3210 Sensation and Perception (Smell & Taste)
  • PSY 3250 Psychology of Health and Illness (fall, spring)
  • PSY 3330 Human Judgment and Decision Making (fall)
  • POLS 4730 Animal, Man, Machine
  • POLS 4760 American Political Thought (Through Food) (fall)
  • POLS 4901 Utopian Communities
  • SOC 4810 Environmental Sociology (fall)
  • SOC 4950 Food, Agriculture & Society (fall)

**These courses have Food Content Sections.