Food Studies - MINOR

The College of Arts & Sciences offers minors that enhance and strengthen the qualifications of graduates. They are intended to give students opportunities to develop expertise in an area that complements their major program. Real-world applications are embedded in the minors.  

This interdisciplinary minor encourages students to explore the significance of food in history, religion, philosophy, literature, politics and more while also developing skills in food writing and presentation. Through diversified coursework, students synthesize and apply theories and concepts from many disciplines of food studies, deepening their understanding of food history and culture and enhancing their major field of studies in the process.

Food Studies


Choose five of the following: *15
Introduction to Food Writing
Food Media Presentation Skills
Advanced Food Writing: The Food Memoir
Food in World History
Food In Film And Literature
Honors Seminar: Food in Film and Literature
Politics of Food, Human Security and Social Justice
Food, Philosophy and Religion
Culture and Food
Total Credits15.0

Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites.

If a minor course is listed as a major course in a student’s major program, the student must choose additional courses from an elective list to complete the minor. Please see the Minors, Specializations and Certificates page for additional information.