Duke Immerse

Duke Immerse -- Imagining the Future of Food (Fall 2018)

DukeImmerse is a semester-long program for undergraduates built around a central theme. Utilizing an interdisciplinary, experiential learning approach, students take four integrated courses relating to the program’s focus.

Imagining the Future of Food takes the premise that cultural narratives have real world impacts and that increased extreme weather events associated with climate change must be addressed in part through changes in the food system. The program combines coursework, experiential learning at the Duke Campus Farm, and short field-based learning in North Carolina and California to ask:  where will our food come from in the year 2067?

Students in Imagining the Future of Food take four courses: Land and Literature; Food, Culture, and Society; Food Systems Life Cycle Analysis; and How Plants Food/Fuel the World: The Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production.

Lead Faculty

SASKIA CORNES
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE, FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE; PROGRAM MANAGER, DUKE CAMPUS FARM

CHANTAL REID
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE, BIOLOGY; DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, NICHOLAS SCHOOL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

LUCIANA FELLIN
PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE, ROMANCE STUDIES

DALIA PATINO-ECHEVERRI
GENDELL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENERGY SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC POLICY, NICHOLAS SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT

 

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