Editor’s Note: The Food Studies Program was incubated in part through the CSWS Food in the Field Research Interest Group.
June 9, 2017—“Eight undergraduate students will graduate this spring and summer with a minor in food studies, the first such degrees awarded in the program’s history.
“The food studies minor was launched in fall 2016 with a celebratory event on the campus quad featuring pretzels and fresh-pressed apple cider; since then, nearly 60 undergraduates have declared the minor. Program director Stephen Wooten, an international studies professor, attributes the rapid growth of the program to the broad appeal of food studies.
“‘Food matters across the board — in social, cultural, political, economic and environmental ways,’ he said. ‘For this reason it makes perfect sense that our new food studies minor appeals to so many students across campus, from such a wide range of majors.’”
For the full article, go to: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/table-set-inaugural-graduation-food-studies-minors
The food studies minor is a 24-credit program that combines classroom and experiential work and is open to all majors. For more information on the degree program, visit https://foodstudies.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-minor-in-food-studies/.