24.03 | Spring 2017 | Undergraduate

Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food


ses# Topics KEY DATES
1 Introduction  
2 Moral Theory  
I. Global Hunger and Moral/Political Frameworks
3 Global Hunger (Consequentialist Ethics Approach)  
4 Global Hunger (Harm Principles)  
5 Global Hunger (Political Approaches)  
6 Famine Relief: Ethics or Politics  
II. Food Justice
7 Justice and Oppression Assignment 1: Pond and Charity due
8 Food Sovereignty  
9 Food and Identity  
10 Gender, Race, Religion, and…. First paper topic due
11 Justice in Food Production  
12 Capitalism and Liberty  
13 Capitalism and the Food System, part 1

14 Film Screening, Flow: For the Love of Water

15 Capitalism and the Food System, part 2

Assignment 2: Flow due

III. Animal Welfare
16 Speciesism 1st Paper Rewrite due
17 Respect for Animals  
18 Harm and Killing  
IV. Consumer Ethics
19 Vegetarianism and Veganism Assignment 3: Activism due
20 Waste and Freeganism (Gleaning) Second Paper due
V. Industrial Agriculture
21 Food, for Free  
22 Industrial Plant Agriculture Assignment 4: Food for Free due
23 Environmentalism Final Communications Project due
24 Locavorism  
25 GMOs Presentations of final projects, Assignment 5: Personal Reflection due
26 Final lecture wrap-up Final paper due

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2017
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Written Assignments