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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  - taken in the fall immediately following the completion of your summer or semester-based practicum
    • 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:

  • 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.
  • General Timeline (subject to change):
    • October - December:  Practicum opportunities posted on CFS Website
    • December 31:  Applications due
    • January 31, 2018:  Practicum placements announced
    • March 5 - May 7:  Required practicum orientation course (final 8 weeks of the spring semester)
    • June 4 - August 10: Practicum takes place (first week of June - second week of August)