2020 Spring SOCIOL 139F 001 LEC 001
Selected Topics in Social Inequality: Social Problems of the Food Industry
This course will explore the social construction and material effects of social problems in the food industry. We will begin with an examination of the social constructionist approach to social phenomena and will specifically explore how sociologists study social problems. We will then apply sociological theories to the study of various aspects of the food industry by examining the treatment and pay of workers, the impacts on health, governmental policies, and environmental issues.