1. Understand and appreciate the role of local food and agriculture in a global food system;2. Teach and learn from others about the particularities and conditions of their own and others’ food systems;3. Evaluate the impact of environmental factors on agriculture and food consumption;4. Apply content and integrate knowledge in applied learning opportunities in food studies and related areas;5. Consider or propose novel solutions to problems related to food (sustainability, access, etc.);6. Identify cost-effective, ecological, socially just, and culturally competent food choices.
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any OSUN member campus are eligible to apply for the certificate.
The OSUN Certificate in Food Studies is comprised of the following: • Core Course: "Sustainable Local Food in Global Context," a Network Collaborative Course currently offered each fall at Bard College at Simon's Rock, Central European University, and National Sun Yat Sen University (4 credits) • Courses-in-the-Field: In person at Bard College at Simon’s Rock Summer Session; possibly practicum courses at other partner campuses; 4 credits taken as 2 x 2-credit courses • Partner Courses: Offered at any OSUN partner institution, in person or remote; Courses-in-the-Field can meet 4 credits of this requirement; up to 4 credits can be from credit-bearing internships; total of 8 additional credits; • Hands-on Engagement: 100 hours, divided among at least two different sites/types of engagement (10 hours minimum per site). This can include internships, including credit-bearing ones, or paid work; credits are not required for this component, and cannot double count.16 Total Credits
Interested students should be prepared to submit the following information with their application:1) A brief essay (1,000 words maximum) outlining:
Marynn Tebben, Director, Center of Food Studies, Bard College at Simon's Rock[email protected]