This course is divided into two parts: 1. In the first part of the course, we will discuss a number of topics in food studies, including food justice, consumer ethics, food and identity, industrial plant and animal agriculture and alternatives; workers; verconsumption and obesity, and paternalism and public health. Through this part, special attention will be paid to the concept of "sustainable communities" and to how various food-related decisions affect the ability of communities to function sustainably. Our primary text will be a recent collection of essays called *Food, Ethics, and Society.* 2. In the second part of the course, students will work collaboratively in small groups to develop a stakeholder analysis of a food-related decision.