Food & Farming Minor
Over the past decade interest in food and farming has grown to the extent of giving birth to what some refer to as “The Food Movement.” Driven by the epidemic of obesity in the United States and by popular works, such as Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, people, particularly college-age students, have become more conscious of what they eat and how their food is produced. This interest is reflected locally in the growing enrollments in courses related to food and farming at Plattsburgh and the development of the Plattsburgh “garden” — plants and crops grown by students on land provided by the college.
The food and farming minor provides you with an opportunity to learn more about how our food system works and can complement programs in environmental science, travel and hotel management, nutrition, among many others.
Minor in Food & Farming (18 credits)
|Track A: Farming Track||Track B: Food Track|
|SCI207 — Organic Farming (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
|ANT368 — Anthropology of Food (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: Ant 102 or POI
|ENV332 — Plant Ecology (3 cr.)
|CHE325 — Culinary Chemistry: Molecular Gastronomy (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: CHE112, and CHE240 or CHE241 or POI
|ENV370 — Soil Science (4 cr.)
Prerequisite: BIO102; ENV304 or BIO304; GEL101; CHE101 or CHE111 (Taught at Miner Institute)
|FNI191 — Nutrition and Well-Being (3 cr.)
FNI 211 — Human Nutrition (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: CHE101 or equivalent
|ENV440 — Agriculture and the Environment (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: ENV304; CHE101 or CHE111/CHE112 or POI. (Taught at Miner Institute)
|FNI241 — Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: FNI211 (or FNI191 for non-majors)
|ENV481 — Sustainability (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: Junior standing and either ENV304 or GEL310 or PSC311 or GEG332 or ECO392 or POI
|HIS319 — U.S. Environmental History (3 cr.)
Prerequisites: three credits in history.
|GEG485 — Sustainable Communities (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: GEG121 or ENV201 and junior standing
|INT305 — Food Security and Emergency Interventions (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: NG101 or HIS132 or SOC101 or LAS111 or PSC120 or POI
|ANT359 — Ecology, Systems, & Culture (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: ANT101 or ANT102
|PHI365 — Food Justice (3 cr.)
Prerequisites: three philosophy credits or sophomore standing or POI.
|HIS342 — History of Ecology and Environmentalism (3 cr.)
Prerequisites: 3 credits in history; sophomore standing.
|CHE308 — Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: CHE240 or CHE241
|MGM280 — Principles of Management (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: ENG101, ECO101 or ECO110 or ECO111
MKE336 — Small Business Management (3 cr.)
Prerequisite: ACC202, MGM280, MKE290.
|SCI208 — Organic Farming Practical Lab/Lectures (summer) 6 cr.
If you would like to find out more about food and farming at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Richard Robbins, Coordinator
Phone: (518) 564-4006