Food Science Courses

FDSC 511 - Food in Social Context
Hours: 3
This course will examine cultural, sociological, economic, geographic, and political factors affecting food production, processing, distribution, and consumption. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

FDSC 521 - Community Food Systems
Hours: 3
This course will introduce students to the concepts and issues associated with food security/insecurity at the community or local level. We will examine the social, economic, and technical issues faced by local food producers and consumers as well as strategies used to overcome these challenges. Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate School.

FDSC 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies

FDSC 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.