An article by Dr. Patricia Allen, food systems & society department chair, was selected for inclusion in a "best of" retrospective issue of the esteemed journal Gastronomica.
Please note: The following are proposed degree requirements and are subject to change. Degree requirements will be published in the 2013-14 Marylhurst University catalog.
MS in Food Systems & Society
Minimum of 48 quarter credits
Foundation Courses (12 crs.)Food Systems and Society
Program Intensive Courses (12 crs.)
Four required on-campus intensive courses take place in the fall and spring terms of each year. The intensive sessions last three to five days each, and bring students together with other members of their cohort to build community and establish stronger learning and research partnerships. Intensives include lectures, discussions, field trips, and collaborative activities focused on food systems and social change. Students will reflect on their experiences and coursework to increase shared understanding of how to improve the food system.
The fall 2013 intensive is scheduled for October 3 - 6, 2013.
Seminar/Practicums (12 crs.)
Students will discuss contemporary issues in food systems as they relate to theory and practice in the context of their required thesis project in three seminar/practicum courses.
Each student will develop and produce a publication- or presentation-quality thesis to complete the degree. Students will engage with subjects or topics meaningful to them and relevant to social change in the food system. Students will develop topics in consultation with and approval by a faculty adviser. Each student thesis/presentation will incorporate all the elements of the research process, including literature review, theory, research methods, analysis and evaluation.
Electives (12 crs.)
Choose from electives offered by the food systems and society program or with adviser permission, select relevant courses from other Marylhurst departments.