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What is in this guide?


Food studies is a growing area of scholarship that allows individuals to think critically about an aspect of their lives that is highly relatable and transcendent across all cultures.  The food we produce and consume has a deep political, social, and economic consequence.  This guide provides resources on a range of food studies topics and its many related disciplines.  Discipline-specific resources can be found through the tabs at the top of the page. 

Explore Food Studies at UNC

UNC students may major/minor in food studies through the interdisciplinary studies programs.  Students must work with a faculty sponsor to plan their course of study.  

Undergraduate courses in food studies are offered in a number of different disciplines:

  • American Studies/Folklore
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Environment and Ecology
  • English/Comp Lit
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Public Policy

For a list of classes and professors relating to food studies, check out the Food Studies at UNC page within Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives.

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Food For All

Food for All is the 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme.  This theme will challenge all parts of the University to examine food-related topics such as food security, food cultures and nutrition, sustainable development, climate change, and international trade.  

Learn more about this theme, projects, events, and how to get involved through UNC's Food for All website.