University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Food Systems (FS)

FS 321 - Econ of Sustainable Food Syst
Utilizes common economic tools, ideas and application to analyze issues concerning the sustainability of food systems, using a combination of readings, lectures and discussions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: CDAE 321.
Credits: 3.00
FS 335 - Qualitative Research Methods
This course provides an overview of qualitative research methods and an opportunity to apply such research methods for topics focusing on food systems and health.
Credits: 3.00
FS 340 - Food Systems, Science & Policy
This course examines key questions being asked about our contemporary food system by examining natural and life sciences scholarship and the applications for public policy.
Credits: 3.00
FS 345 - SU:Food Systems, Soc & Policy
This course examines key questions being asked about our contemporary food systems by examining social science and humanities scholarship and the applications for public policy.
Credits: 3.00
FS 350 - Food Systems Immersion
This problem-based course uses current issues in Vermont's food system to explore systems complexity, emergence and interdependence. Pre/co-requisites: FS 340, FS 345.
Credits: 3.00
FS 351 - Professional Development Sem.
This seminar will prepare students to successfully navigate the graduate school experience.
Credits: 1.00
FS 352 - Research Design Seminar
The Research Design Seminar will develop the students' abilities to conduct academic research and formulate a relevant study design with an emphasis on mixed-methods.
Credits: 1.00
FS 355 - Ethics and the Food System
Focus on certain food ethics issues. The in-depth consideration of these issues will build philosophical skills as well as knowledge as to the interdependence and interconnection of the food system. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 3.00
FS 360 - Dissertation Writing Seminar
This seminar will prepare students to successfully navigate the dissertation process. The course serves as a PhD competency.
Credits: 1.00
FS 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
FS 392 - Master's Project Research
Food Systems Professional Track students are required to complete a final project. Students will design a project that must be approved by the Project Faculty Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
FS 395 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
FS 396 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
FS 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Research requirement (up to 30 research credits) for Food Systems PhD students.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00