The minor in Nutrition and Food Systems requires a minimum of 18 credit hours. This minor will meet student interests in nutrition and food systems by offering courses that focus on the production, processing, retail, consumption, and disposal of food. The Nutrition and Food Systems minor is compatible with various majors such as, but not limited to: exercise science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and international studies, nursing, women’s studies, physical education, and instruction and teacher education. A minimum of 18 credit hours is required from the following curriculum. Students must complete courses with a grade of “C‟ or higher.
Minor Requirements (18 hours)
Please select one of the following courses OR another approved course on the topic of “Food & Environment”
Please select one of the following courses OR another approved course on the topic of “Nutrition”
Please select one of the following courses OR another approved course on the topic of “Sustainability”
The current minor identifies only a limited number of courses to fulfill some of its requirements (e.g., “nutrition”, “sustainability”, and “food & environment”). This has made it challenging for some students to complete the minor in a timely fashion. To alleviate these scheduling challenges, we have identified a number of courses from Geography and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior that can serve to meet the requirements of the minor. We have received a letter of concurrence from the Chair of Geography indicating his support for adding the Geography courses to the minor.
Dear Katrina, Thank you for working with Dr. Harrison and me to identify Geography courses that can contribute to the Nutrition and Food Systems minor. We are glad to play a role in this interesting and important interdisciplinary minor. On behalf of my department, I gladly support these changes and and provide this 'email of concurrence'. Sincerely,John********************John Kupfer, Ph.D.Professor and ChairDepartment of GeographyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia, SC 29208********************
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
The prerequisites listed for HPEB 488 are: 12 hours of minor completed and ECON 101
(ECON 101 is not included in the minor as a requirement.)
Please address the above and return this proposal, through all the channels, by August 28, 2016 at noon in order to be considered for approval by the Faculty Senate at the December meeting. Should your proposal not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in September 2017. We are looking forward to your making this cycle.
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Minor changes, addition of courses/focus. No BOT, CHE, or SACS approval needed for minors.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.