Thunder Bay • Orillia

Type B: Social Sciences - Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities

Sociology 4013 Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities
An exploration of contemporary and socio-historical perspectives on food security in rural, northern and indigenous communities. Depending on the location and instructor, we will examine contemporary debates on local-global food systems; food charity [food bank] vs. food sovereignty models; the social and health effects of food scarcity and the nutrition transition on well-being and identities; and the role of subsistence activities. We will also investigate responses and resistance strategies to food insecurity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Limited to 3rd year students and above. Recommended that students take Sociology 2110 prior to this course.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences