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The Food System-Community & Politics

PLS 405.51 - (3 undergraduate credits - CRN# 8401)
SOC 405.51 - (3 undergraduate credits - CRN# 8435)
SOC 505.51 - (3 graduate credits - CRN# 8436)

Monday, August 3, 2015-Friday, August 14, 2015
Instructors: Dr. Amy Guptill and Dr. Andrea Rubery

This undergraduate or graduate course explores the structure, culture, and politics of the industrial, alternative, and emergency food systems in 8-10 day-long field trips to sites in and around Monroe County, NY. Students compile and analyze field notes and write a paper integrating social and political factors to compare the industrial food system to its alternatives and evaluate the likely impact of food policy proposals.

Students will periodically be transported to off-site locations by way of college van. Students will need to dress appropriately including wearing sturdy walking shoes (i.e., no open-toed shoes).

Questions? Please contact:
PLS 405: Dr. Andrea Rubery at (585) 395-5093 or
SOC 405/505: Dr. Amy Guptill at (585) 395-5657 or

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