While Brown University does not currently offer degree programs in food studies, we do offer the following courses, which students may use to fashion their own study of food and food-related issues. 

Current Course Offerings

Fall 2019

COST 0140/RELS 0140 Food, Religion and Politics in South Asia (Moore-Gerety) T 4-6:30 pm

HIST 0150H Foods and Drugs in History (Cook) TTh 1-2:20 pm

ITAL 0975 Let’s Eat, Italy: Italian History and Culture through Food (Fantarella) TBA

POBS 0280 Mapping Food, Eating Meaning, Making Community: A Welcome to the Lusophone World (Sobral/Lehnen) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

ARCH 0770 Archaeology of Eating and Drinking (Hamilakis) TTh 9-10:20 am

BIOL 0030 Principles of Nutrition (Flynn) TTh 9-10:20 am

ECON 1530 Health, Hunger and the Household in Developing Countries (Foster) M 3-5:30 pm

EAST 1290 The Korea “Brand”: Understanding KPop, Film, and Culture of the Two Koreas in the Global Context (Choi) T 4-6:30 pm

ENVS 0110 Humans, Nature, and the Environment: Addressing Environmental Change in the 21st Century (King) MWF 10-10:50 am

ARCH 1870 Environmental Archaeology (Bates) TTh 1-2:20 pm

ENVS 1553 Feeding Ten Billion- The past, present and future of food (Porder/Vanwey) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

ETHN 1750B Treaty Rights and Food Fights: Eating Local in Indian Country (Hoover) TTh 1-2:20pm

HIAA 0063 Food and Art in the Early Modern World (Shaffer) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

PHIL 0207 Food and Philosophy (TBD) MWF 12-12:50 pm

 

Past Course Offerings

Spring 2019

ANTH 0680 Anthropology of Food (Leinaweaver/Scherer) MWF 10-10:50 am

BIOL 0160 Plants, Food, and People (Heywood) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

ENGL 1180C Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writing with Food (DeBoer-Langworthy) TTh 1-2:20 pm  

ENVS 1555 Urban Agriculture: The Importance of Localized Food Systems (King), TTh 1-2:20 pm

ARCH 1775 Animals in Archaeology (Brunson) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

BIOL 0860 Diet and Chronic Disease (Flynn) T 4-6:30 pm

ENVS 1916 Animals and Plants in Chinese History (Lander) Th 4-6:30 pm

PHP 2220B Nutritional Epidemiology (Liu) W 9:30 am-12 pm

POLS 1824G Farms, Fisheries, and Politics (Cheit) Th 4-6:30 pm

Fall 2018

ENVS 0110 Humans, Nature, and the Environment: Addressing Environmental Change in the 21st Century (King) MWF 10-10:50 am

ENVS 0490 Environmental Science in a Changing World (Porder) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

HIST 0150H Food and Drugs in History (Cook) TTh 2:30-3:50 pm  

HIST 1965L Appetite for Greatness: Cuisine, Power, and the French (Colvin), W 3-5:30 pm

ITAL 1000G Italian Identity (Fantarella) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

Spring 2018

AMST 1906P Food in American Society and Culture (Contois & Meckel) W 3-5:30 pm 

BIOL 0040 Nutrition for Fitness and Physical Activity (Flynn) T 4-6:30 pm

Chem 0900 Kitchen Chemistry (Delaney) T 4-6:30 pm

ENGL 1180C Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writing with Food (DeBoer-Langworthy) MW 10-11:20 am

ENVS 1555 Urban Agriculture: The Importance of Localized Food Systems (King) TTh 1-2:20 pm

ETHN 1750I Indigeneity, Sustainability and Resistance in Food Politics (Huambachano) T 4-6:30 pm

FREN 1510C Advanced Oral and Written French: A Table! (Wiart) TTh 1pm-2:20 pm

PHP 1500 Global Health Nutrition (McGarvey), TTh 2:30-3:50 pm

POLS 1824G Farms, Fisheries, and Politics (Cheit), Th 4-6:30 pm

Fall 2017

ANTH 0110 Anthropology and Global Social Problems: Environment, Development, and Governance (Besky), MWF 1-1:50 pm 

BIOL 0030 Principles of Nutrition (Flynn) MW 8:30-9:50 am

ETHN 1750B Treaty Rights and Food Fights: Eating Local in Indian Country (Hoover), Th 4-6:30 pm

ENVS 0110 Humans, Nature, and the Environment: Addressing Environmental Change in the 21st Century (King) MWF 10-10:50 am

ENVS 0490 Environmental Science in a Changing World (Porder) TTh 10:30-11:50 am

HIST 0150H Food and Drugs in History (Cook) TTh 2:30-3:50 pm  

ITAL 1000G Italian Identity (Fantarella) TTh 2:30-3:50 pm 

Spring 2017

AMST 1700I Community Engagement with Health and the Environment (Hoover), W 3-5:30pm

AMST 1906P Food in American Society and Culture (Meckel & Contois), M 3-5:30

AMST 1905L Transpacific Popular Culture (Lee), M 3-5:30pm

ANTH 0680 Anthropology of Food (Leinaweaver and Scherer), MWF 10-10:50am

ARCH 1775 Animals in Archaeology (Brunson), TTh, 2:30-3:50pm

BIOL 0860 Diet and Chronic Disease (Flynn), T 4-6:30pm

BIOL 0160 Plants, Food, and People (Heywood), TTh 10:30-11:50am

ENVS 0700D Food for Thought: Food and Agriculture in the History of the Americas (Vergara), Th 4-6:30p

ENVS 1555 Urban Agriculture: The Importance of Localized Food Systems (King), TTh 1-2:20pm

FREN 1510C Advanced Oral and Written French: A Table! (Wiart), MWF 1-1:50pm

HIAA 1550C Dreaming of Food in the Early Modern World (Lincoln), M 3-5:30pm

INTL 1803N The Politics of Food Security (Jurkovich), T 4-6:30pm

PHP 1500 Global Health Nutrition (McGarvey), TTh 2:30-3:50pm

Fall 2016

ANTH 0110 Anthropology and Global Social Problems: Goods (Besky), MWF 11-11:50a

ARCH 1787 Alcohol in the Ancient World (Paulette), TTh 2:30-3:50p

BIOL 0030 Principles of Nutrition (Flynn), MW 8:30-9:50a

CHEM 0090 Kitchen Chemistry (Delaney), TTh 2:30-3:50p 

DEVL 1802R: The History and Politics of Development in the Middle East (Williams), TTh 4-6:30p

ENVS 0110 Humans, Nature, and the Environment: Addressing Environmental Change in the 21st Century (King), MWF 10-10:50a

ENVS 0490 Environmental Science in a Changing World (Porder), TTh 10:30-11:50a

HIST 1965L Appetite for Greatness: Cuisine, Power, and the French (Colvin), M 3-5:30 pm

PHP 1070 The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries (McGarvey), MW 8:30-9:50a

Previous Semesters 

ANTH 1311 Language and Medicine in Practice (Faudree & Hamdy), Spring 2016 

ANTH 1880 From Magic Mushrooms to Big Pharma: Anthropology of Drugs (Faudree), Fall 2015

ARCH 0775 Farm to Table: Foodways and Gastro-Politics in the Ancient Near East (Paulette), Fall 2015

AMST 0191Z Food and Gender in U.S. Popular Culture (Contois), Spring 2016

ETHN 1890M Treaty Rights and Food Fights: Eating Local in Indian Country (Hoover), Fall 2015 

PHP 1101 World of Food: Personal to Global Perspectives on Nutrition, Agriculture and Policy (Risica), Summer 2016 

POLS 1822R The Politics of Food Security (Jurkovich), Spring 2015