Oct 03, 2023
SOC 3561J - Writing in Food, Hunger, and Inequality
This course combines writing instruction with in-depth consideration of substantive topics such as but not limited to famine, hunger/food insecurity, food justice, food politics, food sovereignty, and food systems as the foundation and inspiration for developing one’s writing abilities. Students develop skills in various styles of sociological writing including book reviews, blogs, critical reflection essays, field notes, interview composition, policy briefs, and research papers, among others.
Requisites: 6 hours in SOC including SOC 1000
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to discuss the contributions of sociology in understanding food, hunger, and inequality.
- Students will be able to describe how sociology’s writing conventions reflect critical reading, knowledge, and power.
- Students will be able to discuss the conceptualization, sources, and components of hunger and its connection to inequality in both a past and present context.
- Students will be able to evaluate real world cases and experiences regarding food, hunger, and inequality.
- Students will be able to evaluate policy considerations regarding food, hunger, and inequality and their political implications.
- Students will be able to discuss significant issues relatd to the study of food, hunger, and inequality with a broad lens that incorporates multiple perspectives.
- Students will be able to employ flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading.
- Students will be able to critique their own and others’ works.
- Students will be able to acknowledge writing as a series of tasks, including finding, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources.
- Students will be able to employ writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating.
- Students will be able to write in several genres.
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