Sociology of Food and Food Justice

Dr. Angel Parham
College of Arts & Sciences

Service learning is required for this course. 

Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Students will connect course material about food inequalities and food justice to their observations of these problems in the community.

Preapproved service learning placements:

Edible Schoolyard NOLA
Crescent City Farmers Market
Hagar's House (garden only)
Longue Vue House and Gardens (ask to participate in "Cultivating Communities" program)
Project Lazarus (garden only)
Sprout NOLA
olunteers of America--Fresh Food Factor Program


  1. Watch the video "Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement."
  2. Take this quiz to make sure you know everything you need to know about the placement process.
  3. Get your placement on time. Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  4. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (around midterms and on the last day of classes). Check the Plan of Service (on our Forms page and on back of the timesheet) for deadlines.
  5. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be go to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.