Five College Consortium

Food/Hunger in the Mod. World

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
301FH
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
At a time when rapidly rising food prices are causing distress, starvation and food riots around the world, we will focus our enquiry on the creation of markets for food and the industrialization of agriculture. What changed when food become a commodity traded over long distances? What changed when food began to be produced using industrialized methods? What are the social consequences of these transformations? What was the role of colonial rule in the loss of food security in Africa? What factors explain famine, and people's responses to it? We will explore these questions globally, with a focus on Africa.
Comments: 
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
106265,106744
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
106265

Course Sections

Food/Hunger in the Mod. World
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Holly Hanson hhanson@mtholyoke.edu M 01:30PM-04:20PM Skinner Hall 212