The New School Continuing Education

Food Studies

Food Studies at The New School draws on a range of disciplines to explore the connections between food and the environment, politics, history, and culture. Our faculty of culinary historians, policy activists, entrepreneurs, and scientists provides students with the theoretical and practical tools they need to engage in the developing global conversation about food production, distribution, and quality and influence positive change in their own food environments.

The New School for Public Engagement offers undergraduate continuing education courses in culinary history, food policy, the food business, food and health, and food and culture. We also offer short courses and one-day workshops for working and aspiring food professionals. Throughout the year, we host lectures, panel discussions, and readings open to the public.

Students in The New School for Public Engagement can pursue a BA or a BS in Food Studies. Students in other undergraduate programs can also take Food Studies courses as electives or as part of a minor.

The New School recently made an articulation agreement with the International Culinary Center (ICC) by which students enrolled in the undergraduate programs of The New School for Public Engagement can receive transfer credits for their ICC studies. The Food Studies program offers joint culinary arts courses with ICC, which will be available to New School continuing education students. To learn more about this and other exciting new developments, send us your email address and we'll send you our newsletter.

Fabio Parasecoli, Coordinator

Upcoming Food Studies events can be found in the Events section on the right side of the screen. If you missed an event, you can also view webcasts of Food Studies and other university public programs.

Register online for a Food Studies course (noncredit or general credit (nondegree):

  • Select "Register Online" (above or on the right side of this screen).
  • Select "The New School for Public Engagement" and the appropriate semester (Ex: "spring 2013").
  • Select "View Courses."
  • Select "Food Studies."
  • Review the course offerings and choose a course in which you wish to enroll.
  • Select the "Non-Credit" or "General Credit" registration option. You will be directed to a payment summary. If you wish to add another course, select "continue browsing where you left off," and you will return to the course selection page.
  • Once you have enrolled in the courses you wish to take, select "Proceed to registration," and you will be directed through the online payment process. Note: There is a flat tuition charge per course for noncredit registration; tuition is charged per credit for general credit students.
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