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Food Security and Environmental Conservation (CLAC 1.0)

ENVS 297
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CGST 268, LAST 298
Course Cluster and Certificates: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

In this course students will research and discuss food security and the use of the environment in a selection of Latin American countries. We will ask questions about the basis of food production and availability. We will also examine the available information from public and private agencies about programs established by countries to ensure the food security of their inhabitants and the sustainable use and conservation of the environment. We will discuss concepts such as: food sovereignty and security as a food system in which the people who produce, distribute, and consume food also control the mechanisms and policies of food production and distribution; nutrition as a global and particular standard of food consumption; social justice related to the accessibility of food; and the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger as one of the United Nations' objectives of the millennium. Students will look at particular cases in Latin America. The course is presented in a reading/discussion format in which all readings, writings, and discussions will be in Spanish.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ENVS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SPAN221
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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