The core courses will be based on primary sources, relevant academic literature and actual policy documents on particular topics. They will be conducted through classroom lectures with student engagement, discussions with professional guest speakers, visits to the Rome-based UN and CGIAR Agencies, on-site classes in Rome and in rural areas of Italy.
Note: Students in the Food Studies program should budget for approximately $500-$800 for mandatory fieldtrip fees during the two semesters of coursework. Fees will be collected prior to each fieldtrip. Any mandatory fieldtrips and relative fees will be included in syllabi received the first day of classes.
- Food, Environment and Society (3 credits)
- Sustainable Food Systems (3 credits)
- The Global Food Economy (3 credits)
- Research Methods for Social Sciences (3 credits)
- Nutrition Policies and Programs (3 credits)
- Food Policy (3 credits)
- Research Project Design (3 credits)
- Food, Rurality and Local Development (3 credits)
- Social and Cultural Dimensions of Food and Eating (3 credits)
Choose one among:
- Internship (3 credits)
- Food Writing across Media (3 credits)
- Grant Writing and Fundraising (3 credits)
- Negotiation and Conflict Management (3 credits)
- International Response to Humanitarian Crises (3 credits)
AUDIT OPTION (ADDITIONAL AUDIT FEE REQUIRED)
- GIS Geographic Information System (1 credit)
Students are required to complete all course work before they can submit their thesis.