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SOCIOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Number & Suffix: 112
Full UC Title: SOCIOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD 
Transcript Title: AGRICULTURE & FOOD 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores the social meanings and structural relations within the food and agricultural industries by examining urban farms in Mitaka. The course analyzes industrialized agriculture and food system's structure and discusses their impact on farmers, consumers and communities; examines current social responses to the issues surrounding food and agricultural industries on both a micro and macro level; and through fieldwork at local farms and a group project of creating local agricultural map, the course provides first-hand experience and deepens understanding of the industries. Texts: Readings are assigned from various books and online source such as THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF FOOD, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY edited by Ronald J. Herring, and THE GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING OF AGRO-FOOD SYSTEMS (FOOD SYSTEMS AND AGRARIAN CHANGE) edited by Philip McMichael. Assessment: class attendance and participation (20%), one 8 to 10-page single space paper (45%), group project (25%), and group presentation (10%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SOCIOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD 
Partner University Department: Sociology 
Partner University Course Number: SOC208E