Applications for this semester are due Friday, April 22, 2011, and funds must be spent by August 30, 2011.
In the proposed LFS certificate program, students will complete 18 hours of sequential coursework with foundation, capstone, and studio/internship project-based experiences that will provide a strong foundation for future careers or lifelong personal involvement in local food issues. Features of the LFS certificate include the followingopportunities for UGA students: 1) selection of courses from themed “clusters” based on individual interest; 2) immersion in course-based service-learning experiences addressing local food issues; 3) opportunities for internships placements with community partners; and 4) access to courses in a variety of colleges and schools for a truly interdisciplinary approach to addressing local food issues.
See http://ugalocalfoodsystems.uga.edu for current faculty involved, certificate requirements, and current course listings. The LFS course development grants are for faculty interested developing or redesigning undergraduate courses with a service-learning component for inclusion in this proposed certificate program.