Come learn about the just launched Graduate Certificate in Food Systems, which is open to students enrolled in any graduate program at UC Berkeley. At this info session Faculty Director Kris Madsen and Certificate Administrator Rosalie Z. Fanshel will provide an overview of the certificate and advise students in planning out a course of study. Snacks provided!
The 3 course/9-unit Certificate in Food Systems responds to an escalating need to empower new leaders with the capacity to create innovative solutions to pressing food and agriculture challenges. Building on UC Berkeley’s strength as a multi-disciplinary pioneer in food systems studies, the Certificate prepares master’s and doctoral students to think critically about the multi-level, multi-system factors that affect food production, distribution, and consumption locally, nationally, and globally. This interdisciplinary program complements students’ primary fields of study by addressing the ecological, social, health, political, policy, legal, and economic dimensions of food and agriculture and providing graduates with the necessary theoretical framework and practical skills that can be applied across diverse and emerging food-system challenges. The Graduate Certificate in Food Systems is hosted by the School of Public Health and Goldman School of Public Policy, and administered by the Berkeley Food Institute.