PACE-C 420 Readings and Research
Special 1-credit class # 32637: Leadership, Service & Advocacy: Food Policies and Priorities from Local to Global.
Friday 12:20 – 1:35 PM, Woodburn 203 (some in-class meetings will be replaced by project work)
This course includes a practice component of leadership, service, and advocacy in the context of food policy and poverty. First, we will examine a variety of economic, ecological, sociological and political dimensions of food in local, national, and international contexts. Investigating the policies and processes that drive the production, distribution, and consumption of food will be used to examine the effects of these policies and processes on our diet, our health, our economy and our environment from the local to the global. Then, we will analyze different approaches to leadership and advocacy as they relate to food policy and poverty. As a final project for the course, students will have the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the semester into practice by advocating for a local cause related to food and poverty or contributing to an existing Oxfam America initiative on the IU campus.