WL ARTS 79: Food Politics

Summer Session C (August 5 - September 13, 2024)

Instructor: Jackie Davis

MW / 10:00 - 11:50 AM

Dodd Hall Room 162

This course examines food systems in the U.S., emphasizing the environmental and public health effects of intensive and extensive agriculture, the influence of corporations on government, food insecurity, and food sovereignty. This summer session will focus on food politics in the Los Angeles area, including representation of such issues in documentaries, public lectures, memoirs, novels, and art, as well as on initiatives to address problems through policy and activism. P/NP or letter grading.