This week’s featured program is the Hunger and Food Security Studies Minor at Utah State University. From the website:
The Hunger and Food Security Studies Minor requires a minimum of 15 credits and focuses on the complexity of hunger and food insecurity as it pertains to nutrition, public health, climate and the environment, sustainability, mental/physical health, and more. This minor provides students with a broader understanding of the complexity of hunger and the various programs, policies, and environmental changes that can reduce this significant social issue.
All students in the minor take NDFS 5010 Hunger Issues and Solutions, the foundational course, and then take at least one 3-credit course in each of the following categories:
- Food, Nutrition, and Health
- History, Sociology, and Anthropology
- Resources, Climate, and Sustainability
- Geography and the Environment
Two Interesting Courses
NDFS 5010 Hunger Issues and Solutions
This course examines domestic and global hunger issues and solutions. The course focuses on advancing knowledge and skills in advocacy, leadership, and critical thinking, which are essential for professionals working towards eradicating hunger.
ASTE 2900 Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment
This course provides a broad overview of food systems as they relate to ethical, economic, and environmental issues. The complex challenges involved with feeding the world’s population are discussed using popular “foodie” media and science-based research.
Five Possible Complementary Majors at Utah State University
Unique Opportunities within the Minor
Utah State University is home to the Hunger Solutions Institute, and students can participate in the Institute’s various initiatives.
Sample Similar Programs
- Auburn University: Hunger Studies Minor
- University of Rhode Island: Hunger Studies Minor