assignments

  • #0 1st Writing and Dropbox practice(0%)
    informal
    optional

    This ungraded writing assignment gives you a chance to practice submitting a document anonymously and in accordance with the course formatting instructions. You will receive up to 15 points for correctly submitting your file.
    Dropbox
  • #1 Points(30-65%)
    formal
    required

    This assignment category includes a variety of very short assignments, from quizes, to short writing.
  • #2 Philosophy of Food Practica or Research Paper(10-25%)
    informal
    required

    This assignment offers you several options for experiential learning. It is a required assignment, but may choose among the options. See the main course wiki page for details. Due April 15th
    Dropbox
  • #4 My Philosophy of Food Final Paper(15-35%)
    formal
    required

    This 7-9 page paper is a statement of your "Philosophy of Food," which represents your current views on major questions addressed by the course. You must do either this paper or the "Food Research" Final paper. More details can be found at the course wiki page.
    Dropbox
  • Co-teaching / class presentation(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Choose an upcoming class and co-teach with me. This can be especially helpful with our nutrition chapters, but you can choose to co-present on a particular upcoming class or offer a related presentation to supplement a planned class.
  • Ethics of Food Paper(10-20%)
    formal
    required

    This short paper invites you to evaluate ethical issues in Food from our unit on this subject. More details will be on the wiki notes page.
    Dropbox
  • Food Movie or Book Groups(10%)
    informal
    optional

    Work on your own or get together with others in the class to watch and discuss two movies or one book on food. Write a short paper summarizing the work and your critical response to it. No need for anonymity on this assignment. Send the paper directly to me by email.
  • Journals(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Journal entries allow informal reflection on topics related to course material. Each entry should be 600-800 words. Journals must be completed by April 15. (3 entries for 5% or 6 for 10%)/ No need for anonymity on this assignment. Important: Turn journals in one at a time by email directly to me and wait for my reply. This allows more of an exchange about your views.
  • Short Research Paper(10-20%)
    formal
    optional

    This optional short research paper allows you to pursue a topic of interest to you. See me for details.