Sociology of Food and Food Justice

SOCI-A394-001 | Spring 2014
Kathleen Fitzgerald

Service learning is required for this course. 
Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: By serving with organizations dealing with hunger, nutrition, sustainable food, and healthy eating, students will explore the degree to which the social meanings of food are realized or not realized within local communities.

Preapproved service learning placements:

Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (kitchen/meals program)
Edible Schoolyard NOLA
Fresh Food Factor
Second Harvest Benefits Helpline

What about other agencies?

As an alternative to one of these service learning placements, students may opt to participate in a special project on behalf of Our School at Blair Grocery.

How to get started

  1. Watch the video Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement and then take the online quiz.
  2. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  3. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be given to your professor and incorporated into your class grade. See a sample evaluation>>
  4. Tips for successfully completing your placement