Politics, Ethics, and Food Security – Syllabus
(POLI 3010 / 4 Credits)
This course explores questions related to land rights, income distribution and inequality, trade and aid policies, and government support and regulation as they relate to food systems. More specifically, you will learn how to define various components of food systems and investigate how different conceptualizations of these components (i.e. labor or nature) shape diverse approaches. You will also discuss how land rights and livelihoods can be balanced with rising global pressures around food security, and how income distribution and inequality affect hunger, food production, and development. The course deeply examines how local communities can help develop global solutions to ensure food accessibility for all. These complex topics will help you build a rich understanding of food systems in an increasingly globalized and uncertain world.