Block B: June 1 – June 12

PLAP 4500: Farmers Markets, Food Politics, and Research Methods

Paul Freedman, Department of Politics

– 3 credits

Core class times: 10am – 3:30pm

This seminar provides an introduction to farmers markets in the context of food politics. Students will learn about the history and role of farmers markets, and gain practical experience in data gathering and analysis, building a set of skills that can be applied in studying farmers markets throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. A roster of guest lecturers, developed in collaboration with the Farmers Market Coalition, will include researchers, policy makers, farmers market managers, and farmers.

Sample Syllabus