Dr. Patricia Allen, food systems & society chair, will be a keynote speaker at the Closing the Hunger Gap conference in Tucson in September 2013.
MS in Food Systems & Society
Minimum of 48 quarter credits
Foundation Courses - 12 credits
Program Intensive Courses - 12 credits
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 reflect on their experiences and coursework to increase shared understanding of how to improve the food system.
Seminar/Practicums - 12 credits
In the seminar/practicum courses, students discuss contemporary issues in food systems as they relate to theory and practice in the context of their required thesis project. Each student develops and produces 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 develop topics in consultation with and approval by their adviser. Each student thesis/presentation incorporatea all the elements of the research process, including literature review, theory, research methods, analysis and evaluation.
Electives - 12 credits
Topics in Food Systems & Society
Related courses with adviser approval
Please see the current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.