Participating faculty and departments: Lanou (Coordinator) (Health and Wellness); Clarke (Biology); Mathews (Economics); Moorhead (Environmental Studies); Peterson (Sociology and Anthropology); Wasileski (Chemistry); Wingert (Health and Wellness)
The Interdisciplinary Cluster in Food, Food Systems and Culture focuses on developing the student as an informed consumer of food by providing a platform for discussion of what we eat, why we eat, where our food comes from and its journey from production to consumption, and how food affects our bodies, health and lives.
The Food, Food Systems and Culture Cluster requires the completion of a minimum of 4 courses and 12 semester hours as follows. All courses used for the cluster must be completed at UNC Asheville.
At least one course must be chosen from the listing of Food-focused courses. Food-focused courses have food, food systems or food culture as a central theme and consistently offer students an intentionally interdisciplinary experience (e.g. cross-course project or other high impact pedagogical practice). The remaining three or more courses may be chosen from Food-focused or Food-related courses, following the distribution guidelines required of all interdisciplinary clusters. Other courses may be substituted with approval of the cluster coordinator.
Declaration of Interdisciplinary Cluster in Food, Food Systems and Culture
Students must complete an Interdisciplinary Cluster Declaration form that is signed by the cluste coordinator and submitted to the Office of the Registrar in OneStop Student Services. Students are subject to the requirements in effect at the time they formally declare the cluster. The cluster must be officially declared before the deadline for applying for graduation.