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To satisfy the requirements for the Community Food Systems (CFS) Minor, students must complete a total of 5 courses, 3 credits each, for a minimum requirement of 15 credits, AND a community-based practicum:

Course Requirements:

  • Introductory Course
    • DSOC 3400: Agriculture, Food, Sustainability and Social Justice (offered annually in the fall)
  • Three Elective Courses, at least one from each category – Ethical/Epistemic, Ecological, Agricultural 
  • Capstone Course
    • DSOC 4400:  Community Food Systems Capstone Course

PLEASE NOTE:  Special topic courses or seminar courses cannot be counted toward the credit requirement without prior written approval of the program advisor.  Students must take all courses for a letter grade and achieve a final grade of “C” or better. 

Practicum Requirements:

  • Practicum Overview
  • Eligibility:  To be eligible to apply to participate in a community-based practicum students must be at least a sophomore and have completed the CFS Minor Introductory Course, DSoc 3400:Agriculture, Food, and Society.
  • 2016-2017 Timeline (subject to change):
    • December 12:  Practicum opportunities and application available on CFS Website
    • January 31:  Applications due
    • February 17:  Practicum placements announced
    • April - May: Required practicum orientation
    • June - August: Practicum takes place
  • Practicum Opportunities
    • Apply for a practicum with a CFS Minor Community Partner
    • Propose an Independent Practicum