Yesterday I began a free online course from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through their OpenCourseWare program. It’s a 6-week, at your pace course called An Introduction to the U.S. Food System. Each week’s module contains video lectures, related readings, and a quiz. I’m halfway through the first module’s lectures, and I am very pleased with the course format and the information delivered thus far. It feels like a serious course, not something quickly thrown together and dumbed down for the masses. Here is the list of weekly modules:
- Week 1: Introduction to Food Systems, Equity and the Environment
- Week 2: Food Systems, Food Security and Public Health
- Week 3: Public Health and Environmental Implications of Industrial Models of Food Production
- Week 4: Food and Farm Policy
- Week 5: Alternative Approaches to Food Production
- Week 6: Diet, Food Environments, and Food Access
I’ll post interesting tidbits here, but it’s not too late if you want to sign up yourself! Click here to go to the Coursera site.
That course sounds really awesome!!!
Liz, it is! I’m really getting a lot out of it! Just posted notes from week 4…