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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food, Agriculture, and Society Concentration

Structure of the Concentration

The concentration consists of 6 courses: three (or more) core courses, one approved 4-credit internship with reflective paper, and up to two supporting courses. When developing their individual concentration plan, students must consider the following:

1. No more than two courses may be counted in another major or concentration (with the exception of interdisciplinary majors);

2. Courses in the concentration must be spread across at least three different departments;

3. Given that the Macalester curriculum is constantly evolving, students may petition the director to have classes not listed count as a core or supporting course.

Core courses (three or more)

ANTH 259 - Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic  
ANTH 369 - Food and Culture  
BIOL 318 - Soil Ecology  
CHEM 123 - Food Chemistry  
ECON 239 - Economics of Global Food Problems  
ENVI 310 - Agroecology  
FREN 194 - Topics Course : Food in French and Francophone Culture: The Local and the Global
GEOG 232 - People, Agriculture and the Environment  
INTL 290 - World to Table: Global Food Studies  
POLI 294 - Topics Course : Hungry for Change: Urban Food/Politics/Policies/Mvts
RELI 232 - Religion and Food  

Internship with associated reflective paper

An approved 4-credit food and agriculture-related internship. Internships will ideally have a faculty sponsor from the steering committee. Included in the internship experience should be a reflective paper where, among other things, the student makes connections between their academic training and the world of practice. All internships require approval of the Internship Office.

Supporting courses (two courses, or less if student takes more than three core courses)

ANTH 115 - Biological Anthropology  
BIOL 170 - Ecology and the Environment  
ENVI 150 - Climate and Society  
ENVI 234 - U.S. Environmental History  
GEOG 243 - Geography of Africa: Local Resources and Livelihoods in a Global Context  
GEOG 249 - Environment and Society in Latin America  
GEOL 120 - Environmental Geology  
GEOL 260 - Geomorphology  
POLI 252 - Water and Power