Courses

Departments and programs across Duke offers a wealth of undergraduate and graduate courses that can inform and empower students interested in making change within the dynamic world of food systems. These courses can augment any degree program and lead to undergraduate research, internship opportunities and graduate research experiences. The WFPC will gladly talk with and advise any student with an interest in food policy, practice, food research, and food system equity.

Note: Courses that include an S in the course number are small, seminar classes. Courses that include a D in the course number have a discussion section (larger classes).

Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Number Title Crosslistings Course Taught
Herbal tea BIOLOGY 158 Plants and Human Use Spring 2020
Chemistry and Physics of Food CHEM 130L The Chemistry and Physics of Cooking Spring 2020
Anthropology of Food Course CULANTH 150 Anthropology of Food Spring 2020
Ecosystem and human health ENVIRON 153 Ecosystem Health and Human Well-Being Spring 2020
Pigging Out - Cultural Politics of Food AAAS 352 Pigging Out: The Cultural Politics of Food SOCIOL 374, ICS 206 Spring 2020
Anatomy of Human BIOLOGY 209S-1 The Ecology of Human Health Spring 2020
People, Plants and Pollution BIOLOGY 262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments ENVIRON 274 Spring 2020
Climate Change BIOLOGY 263 Biological Responses to Climate Change Spring 2020
Plant Systematics BIOLOGY 342L Plant Systematics and Evolution Spring 2020
Plants and People BIOLOGY 347L Plants and People Spring 2020
Stimulants & Society CULANTH 225 Stimulants & Society ICS 230 Spring 2020
Politics on America's Borderlands CULANTH 254 Cultures and Politics of the America Borderlands LATAMER 254 Spring 2020
NC Farmers and Poverty DOCSTU 332S Farmworkers in North Carolina: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change CULANTH 236S, VMS 341S, LATAMER 332S, RIGHTS 332S Spring 2020
Politics of Food: Land, Labor, Health, and Economics DOCSTU 341S Politics of Food: Land, Labor, Health, and Economics CULANTH 238S, PUBPOL 380S, ICS 342S, ETHICS 342S Spring 2020
Blueberries in a palm DOCSTU 344S Our Culinary Cultures CULANTH 258S, ICS 344S Spring 2020
Food, Fuel and Plant Growth ENVIRON 228 Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production BIOLOGY 228 Spring 2020
Nuts and Bolts of Plant Production ENVIRON 228S Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production BIOLOGY 228 Spring 2020
Should I Eat Fish? ENVIRON 275SA Global Fisheries Conflicts: Exploring Local and Global Economic, Ecological, and Social Impacts Spring 2020
Oceans in Human and Environmental Health ENVIRON 308A Oceans in Human and Environmental Health Spring 2020
Ocean ENVIRON 314 Managing the Oceans to Solve Global Problems PUBPOL 314 Spring 2020
aquaculture ENVIRON 319A Aquaculture and the Environment. ENVIRON 615A Spring 2020
Crops and environmental health ENVIRON 338S Introduction to Environmental Life Cycle Assessment: Applications to Food Systems Spring 2020
Hunters & gatherers EVANTH 257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers Spring 2020
Biology of Nutrition EVANTH 355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition Spring 2020
Cattle GSF 270 Animals and Ethics: Welfare, Rights, Utilitarianism, and Beyond PUBPOL 268 Spring 2020
Farming and Feminism GSF 275 Food, Farming, and Feminism GLHLTH 225, ENVIRON 209 Spring 2020
North American Environmental History HISTORY 345 North American Environmental History PUBPOL 278, ICS 340 Spring 2020
Famine HISTORY 371 Feast and Famine: Food in Global History SCISOC 371 Spring 2020
neuroscience and nutrition NEUROSCI 333S Neuroscience and Nutrition Spring 2020
psychology of obesity PSY 210 The Psychology of Obesity Spring 2020
Food, Environment, Health and Public Policy PUBPOL 290, PUBPOL 890 Food, Environment, Health and Public Policy Spring 2020
Food, Environment, Health and Public Policy PUBPOL 290, PUBPOL 890 Food, Environment, Health and Public Policy Spring 2020
Food, Culture & Society Duke Immerse Program ROMST 388S Food, Culture, and Society CULANTH 389S, SOCIOL 388S, ITALIAN 388S Spring 2020
Food Culture & Peru SPANISH 311 Intensive Summer Spanish: Food Production and Consumption in NC and Peru Spring 2020
community based intervention research PSY 410S Community Based Prevention Intervention Research Spring 2020
Food, Agriculture and the Environment: Law and Policy ENVIRON 536 Food, Agriculture and the Environment: Law and Policy Spring 2020
Should I Eat Fish? ENVIRON 569 Should I Eat Fish? Economics, Ecology and Health Spring 2020
clams ENVIRON 585 Fisheries Biogeography and Ecology Spring 2020
Growing human population ENVIRON 624 Agriculture and Sustainability: Feeding the Growing Human Population Today for the Future Spring 2020
image of water EOS 524 Water Quality Health ENVIRON 524, GLBLHLTH 534, ENERGY 524 Spring 2020
international water resources EOS 527 International Water Resources Spring 2020
global nutrition GLHLTH 670 Global Nutrition Spring 2020
Eating disorders PSY 605S Obesity and Eating Disorders Spring 2020
eating disorders across the lifespan PSY 671S Nature and Treatment of Eating Disorders Across the Lifespsan Spring 2020
Social Determinants of Health PUBPOL 524S Social Determinants of Health Disparities Spring 2020
Poverty, inequality and public policy in the US PUBPOL 527S Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy in the US Spring 2020
US Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy PUBPOL 527S Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy in the U S. Spring 2020
water PUBPOL 580S Water Cooperation and Conflict GLHLTH 533S, ICS 521S Spring 2020
Urban policy PUBPOL 601S Urban Policy Spring 2020