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Integrated Program in the Environment

Concentration in Sustainable Food Systems (Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements SUFDSYSCON

Requirements

The concentration requires at least 12 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Core Courses. Two (2) courses:
    • GEOG-G 369 The Geography of Food
    • GEOG-G 469 Food and Global Poverty
    • GEOG-G 478 Global Change, Food, and Farming Systems
    • SPEA-E 417 FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
    • SPEA-V 413 FOOD SYSTEMS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
  2. Elective Courses. Two (2) courses:
    • ANTH-E 366 Commodities and Culture
    • GEOG-G 218 Edible Education
    • GEOG-G 352 Food and Poverty in America
    • GEOG-G 357 Urban Alternative Agriculture
    • GEOG-G 369 The Geography of Food
    • GEOG-G 469 Food and Global Poverty
    • GEOG-G 478 Global Change, Food, and Farming Systems
    • SPEA-E 400 TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Approved topics: "PERMACULTURE" (TPC 321))
    • SPEA-E 417 FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
    • SPEA-E 450
    • SPEA-V 413 FOOD SYSTEMS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
    • SPEA-V 450 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (Approved topics: "AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND GOVERNANCE" (TPC 884))
    • Independent study, readings, research, or practicum in sustainable food systems from any department (3 cr.) with pre-approval of the Program
  3. Concentration GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Concentration GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the concentration—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Concentration Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the concentration.
    3. Concentration Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the concentration must be completed at the 300–499 level.

Exceptions to and substitutions for concentration requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.