The following is a list of past offerings at Concordia University
|ANTH||398 J||Political Economy of Food||Fall 2014||Satoshi Ikeda|
|COMS||435 A/516 A||Advanced Topics in Documentary Film/Video: You Are What You Eat
COMS 435 A / COMS 516 A
Food and water are essential to life. They not only sustain us, but they play an essential role in shaping our identities, values, and cultures. Additionally food and water serve as symbols and symptoms of the way power is distributed around the world. Alarming threats to food and water security have become more and more common in an increasingly global industrial food chain. These threats raise a series of questions: How does the global food system work? Who does it benefit? What are the invisible costs associated with that system? What are the causes of a global food and water crisis? How is the crisis playing out differently in communities around the world? What role do communicators play in perpetuating or challenging this system? To begin to answer these questions, this course will examine the politics and the aesthetic strategies of documentary films representing food and water concerns across the Americas and internationally. In addition to analyzing both texts and films, students will explore how their own choices are connected to a global food system. The course will address contemporary threats and dilemmas as well as alternatives that small farmers, fishers, environmentalists, indigenous peoples and students are proposing in response to a global food crisis.
|COMS||642||Media and the Environment
Communication plays a significant role in the framing of environmental problems as well as in the articulation of solutions. What are the contemporary narratives and metaphors that scholars, artists, communication experts, educators, and activists draw on when addressing climate change and other environmental concerns? How effective are they? Using frameworks such as environmental justice, eco-feminism and more we will examine diverse expressions of media and the environment. An additional objective of this course is to explore how cross-platform, interdisciplinary and collaborative research-creation methodologies offer a unique response to local and global environmental concerns.
|DART||446||Encultured Space||Fall 2013||Rhona Richman Kenneally|
|FFAR||298 C||Encultured Eating||Fall 2014||Natalie Doonan|
|IRST||398||The Irish Home: Food, Space and Agency||Winter 2013||Rhona Richman Kenneally|
|MARK||491 F||Food Marketing||Fall 2014||Jordan Lebel|
|POLI||214||Human Rights: and Overview||Winter 2015||Jean-Francois Mayer|
|SOCI||398 J||Political Economy of Food||Fall 2014||Satoshi Ikeda|