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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HIST 386 - Food and Justice in US History

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
A look at the intersections between food access and race, class and social justice in US History, including discussions on the evolution of land access and agriculture, modernization, poverty, culture and nutrition, urban food deserts.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand the evolution of Americans’ cultural and economic relationship to food over time;
  2. interpret food access and production as an aspect of power, social justice and environmental health, and connect larger processes in history to the ability of American residents to produce and access healthy food; and identify connections between poverty, obesity and malnutrition with class and race;
  3. evaluate the food justice movement as a social movement and an environmental justice movement;
  4. critically analyze the growth of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and the slow food movement in the latter half of the 20th century.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.

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