Curriculum

A.S. in Food Studies

The Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Food Studies at Hostos Community College consists of 60 credits, which include the following courses: Common Core courses required by the City University of New York; Food Studies core courses; a career practices course; and a required internship. During the first year; students select a track in one of four areas: food policy; food and social issues; health and nutrition; or environment and sustainability. These tracks prepare graduates to transfer into four-year bachelor’s programs in food studies and related fields such as political sciences, urban studies, nutrition, and environmental studies.

 
Open/Close section Food and Social Issues Program of Study
Semester 1
Food Studies I FS 101 3.0
English Composition ENG 110 3.0
Quantitative Reasoning MAT 120 3.0
Life & Physical Sciences (choose one course of the following)* BIO 110/BIO 111 or ENV 110/ ENV 111 or BIO 210 or BIO 230 4.0
World Cultures & Global Issues (choose one course of the following)* ANTH 101, BLS 101 or HIS 201 3.0
Sub Total 16
Semester 2
Food Studies II: Food, Environment and Justice FS 120 3.0
English Literature & Composition ENG 111 3.0
US Experience and Diversity (choose one course of the following)* BLS 114, HIS 210, HIS 211, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101 or WGS 100 3.0
Individual & Society (choose one course of the following)* ENG 223, ENG 228, ENG 230, LIN 102, PSY 101, PSY 110, SOC 101 3.0
Creative Expression (choose one course of the following)* ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 221, VPA 114, VPA 192 3.0
Sub Total 15
Semester 3
Food, Policy, and Advocacy FS 200 3.0
Food, Health and Environment FS 220 3.0
Food Studies Career Practices FS 225 1.0
Scientific World (choose one course of the following)* BIO 120/121 or BIO 130/131 or BIO 220 or CHE 210 4.0
Food and Social Issues Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 119, BLS 120, BLS 150, PPA 101, PPA 120, SOC 101, SOC 105, SOC 140, SSC 101 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 14-15
Semester 4
Food Studies Capstone FS 230 3.0
Food Studies Internship (paired with FS 230) 1.0
Free Elective - 3.0
Food and Social Issues Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 119, BLS 120, BLS 150, PPA 101, PPA 120, SOC 101, SOC 105, SOC 140, SSC 101, 3.0-
4.0
Food and Social Issues Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 119, BLS 120, BLS 150, PPA 101, PPA 120, SOC 101, SOC 105, SOC 140, SSC 101 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 15-16

* strongly recommended

Open/Close section Food Policy Track Program of Study
Semester 1
Food Studies I FS 101 3.0
English Composition ENG 110 3.0
Quantitative Reasoning MAT 120 3.0
Life & Physical Sciences (choose one course of the following)* BIO 110/BIO 111 or ENV 110/ ENV 111 or BIO 210 or BIO 230 4.0
World Cultures & Global Issues (choose one course of the following)* ANTH 101 , BLS 101 or HIS 201 3.0
Sub Total 16
Semester 2
Food Studies II: Food, Environment and Justice FS 120 3.0
English Literature & Composition ENG 111 3.0
US Experience and Diversity (choose one course of the following)* BLS 114, HIS 210, HIS 211, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101, WGS 100 3.0
Individual & Society (choose one course of the following)* ENG 223, ENG 228, ENG 230, LIN 102, PSY 101, PSY 110, SOC 101 3.0
Creative Expression (choose one course of the following)* ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 221, VPA 114, VPA 192 3.0
Sub Total 15
Semester 3
Food, Policy, and Advocacy FS 200 3.0
Food, Health and Environment FS 220 3.0
Food Studies, Career, Practices FS 225 1.0
Scientific World (choose one course of the following)* BIO 120/121 or BIO 130/131 or BIO 220 or CHE 210 4.0
Food Policy Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 119, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101, PPA 101, PPA 110, PPA 120, PPA 122 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 14-15
Semester 4
Food Studies Capstone FS 230 3.0
Food Studies Internship (paired with FS 230) 1.0
Free Elective - 3.0
Food Policy Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 119, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101, PPA 101, PPA 110, PPA 120, PPA 122 3.0-
4.0
Food Policy Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 119, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101, PPA 101, PPA 110, PPA 120, PPA 122 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 15-16

* strongly recommended

Open/Close section Environment and Sustainability Track Program of Study
Semester 1
Food Studies I FS 101 3.0
English Composition ENG 110 3.0
Quantitative Reasoning MAT 120 3.0
Life & Physical Sciences (choose one course of the following)* BIO 110/BIO 111 or ENV 110/ ENV 111 or BIO 210 or BIO 230 4.0
World Cultures & Global Issues (choose one course of the following)* ANTH 101 , BLS 101 or HIS 201 3.0
Sub Total 16
Semester 2
Food Studies II: Food, Environment and Justice FS 120 3.0
English Literature & Composition ENG 111 3.0
US Experience and Diversity (choose one course of the following)* BLS 114, HIS 210, HIS 211, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101 or WGS 100 3.0
Individual & Society (choose one course of the following)* ENG 223, ENG 228, ENG 230, LIN 102, PSY 101, PSY 110, SOC 101 3.0
Creative Expression (choose one course of the following)* ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 221, VPA 114, VPA 192 3.0
Sub Total 15
Semester 3
Food, Policy, and Advocacy FS 200 3.0
Food, Health and Environment FS 220 3.0
Food Studies Career Practices FS 225 1.0
Scientific World (choose one course of the following)* BIO 120/121 or BIO 130/131 or BIO 220 or CHE 210 or BIO 240 4.0
Environment and Sustainability Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BIO 250, or BIO 270, or ENV 110/111 or ENV 120/ 122 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 14-15
Semester 4
Food Studies Capstone FS 230 3.0
Food Studies Internship (paired with FS 230) 1.0
Environment and Sustainability Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* - 3.0
Environment and Sustainability Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BIO 250, or BIO 270, or ENV 110/111 or ENV 120/122 3.0-
4.0
  BIO 250, or BIO 270, or ENV 110/111 or ENV 120/122 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 15-16

* strongly recommended

Open/Close section Health and Nutrition Track Program of Study
Semester 1
Food Studies I FS 101 3.0
English Composition ENG 110 3.0
Quantitative Reasoning MAT 120 3.0
Life & Physical Sciences (choose one course of the following)* BIO 110/BIO 111 or ENV 110/ ENV 111 or BIO 210 or BIO 230** 4.0
World Cultures & Global Issues (choose one course of the following)* ANTH 101 , SSC 101 or HIS 201 3.0
Sub Total 16
Semester 2
Food Studies II: Food, Environment, and Justice FS 120 3.0
English Literature & Composition ENG 111 3.0
US Experience and Diversity (choose one course of the following)* BLS 114, HIS 210, HIS 211, LAC 101, LAC 132, POL 101 or WGS 100 3.0
Individual & Society (choose one course of the following) ENG 223, ENG 228, ENG 230, LIN 102, PSY 101, PSY 110, SOC 101 3.0
Creative Expression (choose one course of the following)* ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 221, VPA 114, VPA 192 3.0
Sub Total 15

 

Semester 3
Food, Policy, and Advocacy FS 200 3.0
Food, Health and Environment FS 220 3.0
Food Studies Career Practices FS 225 1.0
Scientific World (choose one course of the following)* BIO 120/121 or BIO 130/131 or BIO 220 or BIO 240** 0r CHE 210 4.0
Health and Nutrition Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 150, HLT 110, HLT 215, HLT 220 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 14-15
Semester 4
Food Studies Capstone FS 230 3.0
Food Studies Internship (paired with FS 230) 1.0
Free Elective - 3.0
Health and Nutrition Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 150, HLT 110, HLT 215, HLT 220 3.0-
4.0
Health and Nutrition Track specific elective (choose one course of the following)* BLS 150, HLT 110, HLT 215, HLT 220 3.0-
4.0
Sub Total 15-16

* strongly recommended
** strongly recommended for students in Health and Nutrition Track

Open/Close section Food Studies Major Courses
6 courses (16 cr.)
FS 101 Food Studies I 3.0
FS 120 Food Studies II: Food, Environment and Justice 3.0
FS 200 Food, Policy and Advocacy 3.0
FS 220 Food, Health and Environment 3.0
FS 225 Food Studies, Careers, Practices * 1.0
FS 230 Food Studies Capstone (including Internship) * 3.0
Open/Close section Track Specific Electives *
A. Food and Social Issues (choose 3 courses)
BLS 119 Diversity and Pluralism in America 3.0
BLS 120 Social Problems of the Minority Communities 3.0
BLS 150 Ethnicity, Health, and Illness 3.0
PPA 101 Fundamentals of Public Administration & Management 3.0
PPA 120 Unions and Labor 3.0
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3.0
SOC 105 Sociology of Social Problems 3.0
SOC 140 Race and Ethnicity 3.0
SSC 101 Intro to Social Sciences 3.0
B. Food Policy (choose 3 courses)
BLS 119 Diversity and Pluralism in America 3.0
LAC 101 The Latino Experience in the US 3.0
LAC 132 Hispanic Migration to the US 3.0
PPA 101 Fundamentals of Public Administration & Management 3.0
PPA 110 State and Local Government 3.0
PPA 120 Unions and Labor 3.0
PPA 122 Health and Welfare Administration 3.0
POL 101 American Government 3.0
SSC 101 Intro to Social Sciences 3.0
C. Environment and Sustainability (choose 3 courses)
BIO 250 Botany of Food 4.0
BIO 270 Microbiology of Food 4.0
ENV 110/
ENV 111
Environmental Sciences I
Environmental Lab I
3.0
1.0
ENV 120/
ENV 122
Environmental Sciences II
Environmental Lab II
3.0
1.0
D. Health and Nutrition (choose 3 courses)
BLS 150 Ethnicity, Health and Illness 3.0
HLT 110 Introduction to Community Health Education 3.0
HLT 215 Nutrition 3.0
HLT 220 Contemporary Health Issues 3.0

*Strongly recommended courses for each specific track