• 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1.0

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 27. Critical Thinking about Food and Science Publications

    Units: 5.0

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Development of process of further thinking about stories behind conclusions from nutrition studies and food scientific literature. Exercises, discussions, reports, and readings designed to provide practices to become critical thinker in food science and literature. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M79. Food Politics: Cultural Solutions to Political Problems

    Units: 5.0

    (Same as World Arts and Cultures M79.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of issues of environmental and public health effects of intensive and extensive agriculture, influence of corporations on government, animal ethics, food deserts and urban gardening, and food insecurity. Focus on representation of such issues in documentaries, public lectures, memoirs, novels, and visual art, as well as on initiatives to address such problems through policy and activism. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1.0

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1.0

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1.0 to 2.0

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • M132. Food Cultures and Food Politics

    Units: 5.0

    (Same as English M118F and Society and Genetics M132.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Requisite: English Composition 3. Introduction to interdisciplinary field of food studies, with focus on how literature, art, science writing, and visual culture address political dimensions of food and agriculture in specific contexts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 133W. Historical Recipes and Recipe for History

    Units: 5.0

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: English Composition 3. Exploration of historical meaning of food in late Medieval and Early Modern Europe through lens of recipes. How recipes, as historical documents, are related to culture, social interactions, and historical ways of knowing. Introduction to ways that historians attempt to understand and recreate rhythms of daily life through interactive pedagogy and experimental recreation of historical recipes. Students gain working knowledge of food studies as interdisciplinary field from historical perspective. Research project documenting original research. Satisfies Writing II requirement. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 159. Food and Health in Global Perspective

    Units: 4.0

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to students with credit for Society and Genetics 134. Study problematizes and adds depth to common-sense understandings of healthy and unhealthy consumption by examination of relationship between food and health, from critical and holistic perspective, that accounts for interplay of biology and culture within broader historical, societal, and global contexts. Topics include what is meant by health, especially in terms of diet; relationship between food practices and evolutionary biology, as well as particular environments of societies, cultural systems, histories, and their health implications; how major global foods have come to their dominance and consequences for health; and influences of food production, distribution, and preparation on health. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M170SL. Food Studies and Food Justice in Los Angeles

    Units: 4.0

    (Same as Community Engagement and Social Change M170SL.) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Interdisciplinary service learning course that provides general understanding of access and equity issues related to food chain in Los Angeles. Exploration of social justice issues faced by residents of lower-income communities. Reading of research from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to public health, environmental justice, and public policy. Service-learning component includes meaningful work with off-campus community partners selected in advance by instructor and Center for Community Learning. Letter grading.

  • M170XP. Food Studies and Food Justice in Los Angeles

    Units: 4.0

    (Formerly numbered M170SL.) (Same as Community Engagement and Social Change M170XP.) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Interdisciplinary service learning course that provides general understanding of access and equity issues related to food chain in Los Angeles. Exploration of social justice issues faced by residents of lower-income communities. Reading of research from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to public health, environmental justice, and public policy. Service-learning component includes meaningful work with off-campus community partners selected in advance by instructor and Center for Community Learning. Letter grading.

  • M176SL. Making Films about Food

    Units: 5.0

    (Same as Community Engagement and Social Change M176SL and Public Affairs M176SL.) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to documentary video production and distribution. Students work on assignments in pairs and small groups to create 8- to 10-minute video about one of several Los Angeles partner organizations that advocate for healthy, local, sustainable food. Consideration, through video production, of challenges posed by existing farming, ranching, and distribution methods, and strategies these groups are pursuing to create more sustainable food pathways. Students look at social media communication strategies to help think through intervention in face of historically entrenched industrial food production and regulations that remain favorable to mass-produced, processed food items. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 187. Special Topics in Food Studies

    Units: 4.0

    Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in one area within food studies. May be repeated for credit with topic and/or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1.0

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1.0

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 195C. Community and Corporate Internships in Food Studies for Capstone

    Units: 4.0

    Tutorial, to be arranged; fieldwork, eight to 10 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit setting coordinated through Center for Community Learning (CCL). Students complete weekly written assignments, attend biweekly meetings with graduate student coordinator, and write final research paper. Faculty sponsor and graduate student coordinator construct series of reading assignments that examine issues related to internship site. Fulfills capstone experience requirement for Food Studies minor. Individual contract with site supervisor, CCL coordinator, and faculty sponsor required. Letter grading.

  • 195CE. Community and Corporate Internships in Food Studies

    Units: 4.0

    Tutorial, to be arranged; fieldwork, eight to 10 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit setting coordinated through Center for Community Learning (CCL). Students complete weekly written assignments, attend biweekly meetings with graduate student coordinator, and write final research paper. Faculty sponsor and graduate student coordinator construct series of reading assignments that examine issues related to internship site. May be repeated for credit with consent of Center for Community Learning. Individual contract with site supervisor, CCL coordinator, and faculty sponsor required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 196. Research Apprenticeship in Food Studies

    Units: 4.0

    Tutorial, one hour. Entry-level research apprenticeship under guidance of faculty mentors affiliated with Food Studies minor. Collaboration with faculty mentors on their research in area related to food studies. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Foodways, Diet, and Nutrition

    Units: 2.0 to 8.0

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Food Studies

    Units: 4.0

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research projects in food studies under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Units: 1.0 to 4.0

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.