Course Code (cross-listed)
  • ERS 361
  • GEOG 361
Course Title Food Systems and Sustainability
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2021
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course examines dimensions of food systems sustainability and food security, from production to consumption, from local to global scales, in the Global North and South. Specific themes covered in the course include technological and genetic change in food production, resource depletion and wider environmental impacts of the industrial food system, and policy, market-oriented, and civil society initiatives to bring about change in the food system, including organic production and localizing food systems. [formerly: GEOG/ERS 461] [Offered online only.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)

ERS 361

  • Antirequisite: ERS 461/GEOG 461/ERS 489/PSCI 489/GEOG 429

GEOG 361

  • Antirequisite: ERS 461/GEOG 461/ERS 489/PSCI 489/GEOG 429
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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