To complement these courses, a 3-credit
interdisciplinary graduate-level seminar focused on theory
(tentatively entitled The Politics of Food), will be team-taught
by the Partnership faculty to students from all related disciplines.
This seminar will broaden the science-based focus of the existing
courses to include international concerns as well as an exploration
of the political nature of the problems under study. In this seminar,
students will be exposed to policies that contribute to current global,
as well as local food insecurity, and will directly engage in policy
evaluation and development. Collectively, this seminar will provide
a fertile environment for exploring the multiple pathways of influence
from various disciplines and provide an avenue for developing interdisciplinary
and integrated solutions.
During Spring 2005, an interdisciplinary seminar for seniors and
graduate students will emphasize the economic, medical, nutritional,
policy and societal issues related to the causes and consequences
of hunger. Discussions will be based on readings and led by
faculty from a variety of disciplines including those of the FHN
Partnership. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate
in these weekly discussions.