University of Oregon

Undergraduate Minor in Food Studies

The Minor in Food Studies provides a holistic and broadly interdisciplinary examination of food’s central place in the human experience. The Minor is designed to enhance and give balance—with a focus—to the experience of students pursuing majors in a wide variety of programs across the university. The Minor combines classroom and experiential work allowing students from a range of disciplines to gain valuable hands-on experience, through opportunities to work on the Urban Farm, to utilize community connections and conduct service-learning with local hunger and relief efforts, or to document a variety of regional, occupational, and ethnic foodways. Because food plays such a central role in our communities and the relationship of those communities to the larger world, the Minor is particularly well suited to promote student civic engagement. The Minor was approved by the Undergraduate Council in fall 2015 and students can declare the Minor beginning in fall 2016.

Program Director Stephen Wooten (Anthropology, International Studies, Environmental Studies):

Declaration & Advising
Beginning in Fall 2019 Food Studies students will go to the new Tykeson Hall for Academic and Career Advising.  This is also where you will declare a Food Studies minor.  Tykeson Hall is located on 13th Avenue, between Johnson and Chapman Halls.

Minor Requirements

Summer 2019 Tip-Sheet