assignments

  • "My Philosophy of Food" or "Research Paper"(20-25%)
    formal
    required

    This 7-9 page paper can be a statement of your "Philosophy of Food" or a research paper on a food topic of interest to you. 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.
  • Diet Review and Improvement(10-20%)
    informal
    optional

    Read the description of the three steps in this project on the course wiki. The weight for this assignment will be 10, 15, or 20% depending upon how many steps you choose.
  • Final Essays(15-25%)
    formal
    required

    At the end of the semester, you will be asked to write 2 essays and to answer some short questions. These will be open book, open note essays.
    Dropbox
  • Food Movie or Book Groups(10%)
    informal
    optional

    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.
  • Food System Research and/or Food Activism(10-30%)
    formal
    optional

    This assignment is detailed on on the course wiki page. It includes a range of topics for short term research or food issues to investigate in the community.
  • Journals(5-10%)
    informal
    optional

    Journal entries allow informal reflection on topics related to course material. Each entry will be 300-500 words, submitted through the dropbox. Journals must be completed by April 15. (3 entries for 5% or 6 for 10%)/ No need for anonymity on this assignment.
    Dropbox
  • Q & W(35-50%)
    formal
    required

    This assignment averages a variety of very short assignments, typically short objective questions about the readings and short written responses. Sometimes these are solicited before the class meeting.