About the minor
The minor in food studies gives students the opportunity to learn more about food and its central place in the human experience. Students take courses in a wide variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, history, environmental science, and human physiology. They also gain practical experience outside the classroom. Because food itself plays such a central role in the life and well-being of communities, the food studies minor promotes students’ civic engagement.
A little more info
- Food Studies minors can take advantage of many different learning experiences, such as work at the UO Urban Farm or helping with local community hunger and relief efforts.
- Students can select courses from many different UO departments, to learn about food from many different perspectives.
- Students take a capstone seminar prior to graduation, which gives them the chance to delve deeper into the topic.
The food studies minor complements many different fields of study. It helps students actively engage with pressing societal issues, which is crucial to any field of future employment.