Food Systems, Minor

Program Code: FDSYS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18-19

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
AGBM 170Investigating the U.S. Food System: How food moves from field to table Keystone/General Education Course3
FDSYS 490From Agriculture to Culture: Perspectives on your food from seed to plate1
FDSYS 495Internship2-3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits each from two of the three topic areas. At least one selected additional course should be at the 400-level:6
Topic Area: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:
Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Principles of Integrated Pest Management
Principles of Crop Management
Introduction to Animal Industries Keystone/General Education Course
Topic Area: Food, Nutrition and Health:
Introductory Food Science
Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle Keystone/General Education Course
Healthy Food for All: Factors that Influence What we Eat in the US Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Principles of Nutrition Keystone/General Education Course
The Sustainable Fork: Food Systems Decisions for Away-From-Home Eating
Topic Area: Human and Social Dimensions:
Changing Food Systems: Comparative Perspectives
Food, Farms & Justice: What's Education Got To Do With Them? Keystone/General Education Course
Food and the Future Environment Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to U.S. Food History Keystone/General Education Course
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits from approved list in consultation with the minor adviser. At least 3 of the credits must be from the topic area not selected under Additional Courses. The following courses are recommended for meeting the requirements of the minor. Students may substitute courses to meet this requirement in consultation with the minor adviser.6
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:
Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Agroecology
Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems
Principles of Integrated Pest Management
Principles of Crop Management
Forage Crop Management
Field Crop Management
Introduction to Animal Industries Keystone/General Education Course
Animal Science
Animal Products Technology
Animal Products Technology Laboratory
ENT 222
Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply Keystone/General Education Course
Horticultural Science Keystone/General Education Course
Small Fruit Culture
Deciduous Tree Fruits
Vegetable Crops
Agricultural Production and Farming Systems in the Tropics
Gardening for Fun and Profit Keystone/General Education Course
The Fungal Jungle: A Mycological Safari From Truffles to Slime Molds Keystone/General Education Course
Mushroom Cultivation
Horticultural Crop Diseases Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Soil Science Keystone/General Education Course
Soil Nutrient Behavior and Management
Soil Ecology
Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability
Food, Nutrition, and Health:
Strategies for Addressing the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics Keystone/General Education Course
Food Facts and Fads Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Food Science
Physiology of Nutrition
International Food Production
Institutional Food Service Management
Introduction to Food Production and Service
Food Production and Service Management
The Sustainable Fork: Food Systems Decisions for Away-From-Home Eating
New Product Development for Commercial Foodservice
Advanced Food Production and Service Management
Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle Keystone/General Education Course
Elementary Foods
Healthy Food for All: Factors that Influence What we Eat in the US - LINKED Keystone/General Education Course
Community and Public Health Nutrition
Biocultural Perspectives on Public Health Nutrition
Global Nutrition Problems: Health, Science, and Ethics
Human and Social Dimensions:
Introduction into Ethics and Issues in Agriculture Keystone/General Education Course
Economics of the Food System
Food Product Marketing
Managing the Food System
First Farmers Keystone/General Education Course
Anthropology of Alcohol Keystone/General Education Course
Hunters and Gatherers
Anthropology of Food Honors Keystone/General Education Course
Food, Farms & Justice: What's Education Got To Do With Them? Keystone/General Education Course
Science, Technology and Public Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Changing Food Systems: Comparative Perspectives
Exploring the Literature of Food: Current Trends in American Food Writing and Environmentalism Keystone/General Education Course
Food and the Future Environment Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to U.S. Food History Keystone/General Education Course
The Consumer Revolution
Plants in the Human Context Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to International Agriculture Keystone/General Education Course
Jews and Food