A second educational objective of
the FHN Partnership will be to further strengthen and promote the minor
in Hunger Studies. This approved minor is supported by several
courses in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Human Development, HSS, Political
Science, and Community Planning and Development.
We anticipate modifying the electives in the minor to include
additional courses, such as NUR 443, Community Health Nursing,
to add breadth to coursework of the minor and ensure consistency
with the goals of the Partnership.
Sociology 300: International Perspectives on Poverty. is
another course which could potentially be included in the minor.
The course examines poverty internationally from a sociological
perspective. Topics which will be discussed are the causes and
correlates of poverty, the impact of poverty on women and children,
and health issues, such as HIV/AIDS, that are related to poverty.
The course will address the social and political factors in developing
regions of the world that may affect poverty, as well as international
efforts to both decrease poverty and enhance economic development
in a sustainable way. For further information, contact Instructor Jill
In addition, we will be able to expand the existing 3-credit internships
to include a wider range of paid and unpaid internship experiences.
The minor will provide a framework for undergraduate students to
integrate their discipline-focused learning (major) into an interdisciplinary
framework. In this way, students from complementary majors will
take courses together, as well as engage in community-based research
and outreach organized by interdisciplinary teams of faculty and