Sustainable Food Systems of Sicily & Rome

Sustainable Food Systems of Sicily & Rome — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Global Seminar
Program Level 3000 level coursework
Courseload One 3-credit course

Global Seminars

Global Seminars are 3-week study abroad programs led by University of Minnesota faculty and staff that feature:


Through site visits, guest lectures, excursions, and readings you will gain a better understanding of ecological and ethical concerns related to sustainable food production. This course introduces you to the Italian food system and how it has evolved while maintaining its unique culture of rationality, high quality and sustainability even in this modern age of globalization and homogenization.

You will attend a pre-departure orientation and complete a pre-departure assignments.  

During the Global Seminar, will be responsible for attending and participating in all class activities. Readings and guided reflection papers will be due throughout the course, and you will be required to keep a journal reflecting on your cultural experience using a free-writing style. For the final group project, you will write a paper based on your research, excursions and experiences during their three weeks in Italy, and present your work to your peers.  

This course must be taken A-F. S/N grading is prohibited. 

Receive credit for: CFAN 3516

Liberal Education Fulfillments: The Environment and Global Perspectives themes

Fulfills: Major electives for the Animal Science & Food Science and Nutrition majors