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 Fall 2020
Ecosystem and human health ENVIRON 153 Climate, Coffee, and Coronavirus: Why Ecology Matters to Human Health BIOLOGY 153, GLBHLTH 153 Fall 2020
Anatomy of Human BIOLOGY 209-1 The Ecology of Human Health Fall 2020
People, Plants and Pollution BIOLOGY 262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments ENVIRON 274 Fall 2020
Blueberries in a palm DOCSTU 344S Our Culinary Cultures CULANTH 258S, ICS 344S Fall 2020
Food, Fuel and Plant Growth ENVIRON 228S Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production BIOLOGY 228S Fall 2020
Oceans in Human and Environmental Health ENVIRON 309A Oceans in Human and Environmental Health GLHLTH 309A, BIOLOGY 309A Fall 2020
aquaculture ENVIRON 319A Aquaculture and the Environment. ENVIRON 719A Fall 2020
melting glacial ice ENVIRON 320 Planetary Health: Ecosystems, Human Health and Policy GLHLTH 320 Fall 2020
Crops and environmental health ENVIRON 338S Introduction to Environmental Life Cycle Assessment: Applications to Food Systems Fall 2020
Food, Culture & Society Duke Immerse Program ROMST 388S Food, Culture, and Society CULANTH 389S, SOCIOL 388S, ITALIAN 388S Fall 2020
farm field on an urban forest ENVIRON 550 Land Use Principles and Policy PUBPOL 578 Fall 2020
clams ENVIRON 585 Fisheries Biogeography and Ecology Fall 2020
international water resources EOS 527 International Water Resources Fall 2020