The Global Food Fight


40759  ENGL 100 – APA Reading & Composition – Honors

Orientation Library  Guides

An intensive reading and writing course based on the study of primarily non-fiction materials of culturally diverse writers. Course writing emphasizes the expository and the argumentative forms. Emphasis is placed on writing coherent, compelling essays demonstrating critical thinking skills and the basic elements of building a convincing argument. Transfer: CSU: A2, UC. (IGETC: 1A)

Anniqua Rana:  rana@smccd.edu  or (650) 306-3470 Office 13-228

Duration Jan 17, 2012 - May 17, 2012

Time 8:10am-9:25am

Office Hour:  T/Th 9:25-9:45 or 12:00-1:00 .  Please email me if you would like to make an appointment.  I can also meet with on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday based on my schedule.  

Class location:  Room  13-15 for the first week and subsequent Thursdays

Beginning the second week of classes , we will meet  in the Reading/Writing lab (9-206) on Tuesdays.

Texts:

Patel, Raj. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Pub., 2008. Print. Patel analyzes the international food dilemma of inequity and imbalance and suggests solutions.  I chose this text because of the international perspective and  expect you to refer to the readings in your essays.

McWilliams, James E. Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. New York: Little, Brown and, 2009. Print. McWilliams responds to some of the misinformation about food.  I chose the text because his perspective reveals the need for a deeper understanding about eating local produce.  I expect you to refer to this text in your writings.

Assignments

Description

Grade percentage

Facilitate Reading Discussion

Prepare and facilitate discussion about reading.

10

Three Essays

You will be expected to write three essays related to food.  Details are listed below.

30

Annotated Bibliography and Lit Review

Sample Bibliography

Create an annotated bibliography for your  research paper.  

10

Research paper

You will choose a topic to research and write about.

25

TBA

Attend TBA workshops and work on on-line editing activities.

5

On-line Portfolio

Create a webportfolio

10

Presentation

At the end of the semester you will present your research and explain how it relates to the other essays and assignments you wrote.

10

100

 Policies

You are expected to attend every class.  If you are absent it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed and make up for it. Please email me if you won’t be able to attend.  

You are expected to do all your own work.  Work that is copied or done by someone else will not be accepted.   

For policies on Plagiarism check out the college website:

http://canadacollege.net/inside/acad_integrity/AIforCatalog.pdf

Reminders

Assignment for first day :

Write the answers to these two questions.

  1. What are the elements of a college essay?
  2. How is an honors course different from a regular college level course?

Week 1

January 17-30 Late registration on a space available basis (See Instructor for Authorization Code.)

January 17

January 19

Discuss Reading

Webaccess

Diagnostic

Practice exercises

Sign up to facilitate reading.

HW: Work on planning Essay 1.  Bring a rough draft on Tuesday: There are many ways to define words like diversity and multi-cultural. However, what defines our culture as much as anything is the food we eat. Please explain how food plays an important part in your family’s culture.   Provide examples as to how food defines you, your family, and your ethnicity. Be as specific as possible.

Essay rubric

Click here to view  a video for creating  your portfolio site

Week 2

January 30 Last day to ADD/drop from a semester length course and be eligible for a partial refund

January 24

Reading/Writing lab

Workshop: Thesis statements

Webaccess

Read the following chapters for

Introduction     1

A Rural Autopsy     21

January 26

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

Introduction     1

A Rural Autopsy     21

Week 3 

February 6 Census Day

January 31

Reading/Writing lab

Workshop: Connecting with readings

Post your website

MLA format 

Turnitin.com

After checking the sites listed above, check your essay with the following rubric.Essay rubric

February 2

No Class.  Work on your essay.  It will be due on Tuesday next week.

Week 4

February 10 Last day to drop a semester length course without a “W”

February 7

Reading/Writing lab

Workshop: Check lists

Thesis statements

Submit essay 1

Essay rubric

February 9

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

You Have Become Mexican

Victor Vargas     

Week 5

February 14

Orientation Library

Sentence structure and in-text citation

Essay 2: Identify a health issue in the state of California related to food. Research the background of this issue.  In an essay, explain the issue and relate it to the discussions we have had in class.

Essay rubric

February 16

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

'Just a Cry for Bread'

Lucilene Boucher

Week 6

February 21

Reading/Writing lab

Orientation Library

Post your website

Workshop: Editing

MLA format (In-text citation)

  • Identify three themes for your essay about a health issue in California related to food.
  • Identify a quote from your text related to one of those themes.
  • Write a short paragraph explaining how this quote connects.
  • Incorporate the quote three different ways following MLA format.

Post this information on your web site.

February 23

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

The Customer is Our Enemy: A Brief Introduction to Food System Business     

Yadira

HW: Complete and post the following assignments on your website on the page you create for Essay 2

Bring the first draft of Essay 2 to class on Feb 28

Watch these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_GiVSAgjSk&feature=player_embedded

Check out The Growing Justice Institute at http://www.peoplesgrocery.org/article.php/20111121132806537

Week 7

March 2 Cal Grant Community College Award deadline to submit GPA Verification & 2011–2012 FAFSA

March 2 Deadline to submit Cañada Scholarship application for 2012-2013

March 2 Last day to file petitions in Admissions & Records for degrees and certificates

February 28

Reading/Writing lab

Creating an outline complete this and submit it to me

  • Post this on your site as a TBA assignment

Introductions and conclusions

Personal Essays

Joan Didion

New Yorker

Bring a copy of the essay you chose to class on Tuesday March 6

March 1

Food Forests

Professor Roscelli will be presenting theories of economics and respond to some of the questions you mentioned

Week 8

March 8 International Women’s Day Program

Panel Presentation/Discussion: Women in the Global Economy, Theme: Women struggling for economic justice at the “margins” of the global economy. Lead by Alison Field, Humanities Instructor

TIME: 11:00-12:30

LOCATION: Main Theater, Building 3

March 6

Reading/Writing lab

  • Planning for Honors

http://californiaagriculture.ucanr.org/index.cfm 

Workshop: Peer review

Checklist for global revision

Checklists for sentence-level revision and editing

Principles of Economics

March 8

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

Better Living through Chemistry     

Kyle Cham

Principles of Economics

Week 9

March 13

Counseling Policies 8:30 am

Begin Essay 3

Workshop:Create an annotated bibliography for your  research paper.  

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

Glycine Rex     

Gabriela

Submit essay 2

March 15

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

Checking out of Supermarkets    

Jessica Rose 

HW: Create an annotated bibliography for your  research paper.  

also read

Joan Didion, "Why I Write"

http://people.bridgewater.edu/~atrupe/ENG310/Didion.pdf

Week 10

March 20

Reflection on Essay

Create an annotated bibliography for your  research paper.  

Sample Bibliography

Transitions: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/transitions.htm 

In-text Citations http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0001.html

Reflection on Sentences

Read this essay and identify one sentence that you connect

March 22 

Sample Bibliography

Complete the peer review in class

Sample Bibliography

 

Week 11

March 27

Library: Annotated bibliography

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

Chosen by Bunnies   

Dana Bounthavy

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Organizing Information for Literature Review.docx

March 29

Discussion Stuffed and Starved:

On Places and Taste and Food

Kevin Jamias     

Week 12 

April 2–8 Spring Recess

April 3

April 5

Week 14

April 10

Intro to Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly 

Talking to the text

Read two paragraphs of the introduction and write comments about focusing on the following:

  • How does McWilliam transition from one idea to the next?
  • What assumptions is he making?
  • What strategy does he use to introduce a quote or reference?

Read one of the following reviews and explain  the reviewer’s response to the class.

Huffington Post

Wall Street Journal

New York Times

Sample questions

Reminders:

Post your annotated bibliography on turnitin by April 12.

Post your literature review on turniitn by April 19.

·        Read the Introduction to Just Food for Thursday April 12.

·        Plan your research paper (approximately 5-8 pages). You can use sections from your previous essays, but make sure the information flows smoothly.

o   Introduction

§  Why are you interested in the topic you are researching?

§  Thesis: problem statement: What problem will you address in your research and why?

o   Lit Review

§  What do other researchers have to say about the topic?

o   Analysis

§  What do you understand about the topic?

o   Conclusion

§  What should your reader take away from your paper?

o   Works Cited

§  Include references to Just Food and Stuffed and Starved

·        Update your website

April 12

Food Miles or Friendly Miles?:Beyond the “Farm to Fork”Paradigm of Production

Ana Paula

Week 15

April 17

Websites (15 min)

Literature Review (15 min)

Peer Edit (20 min)

April 19

Week 16 

April 26 Last day to withdraw from semester length course with a “W”

April 24

Make sure you post your lit review on Tunitin.com by Sunday

Also, post it on your website.

You will present your lit review in class

April 26

Ch. 2 Organic panic : discovering agriculture's golden mean 53

Ch. 3 Frankenfood? : a case for genetically modified crops 81

(group discussion)

Week 17

May 1

May 3

Ch. 4 Meat - the new caviar : saying "no," or at least "not as much," to eating land-based animals 117

Maite

Week 18

May 8

Karina Gonzalez-DeGraaf

Coffee in Costa Rica

May 10

Ch. 5 The Blue Revolution : ecological aquaculture and the future of floating protein 155

Yoko

Week 19

May 15

May 17

Final Presentation guidelines (5 minutes presentation)

·         Project your website

·         Explain the research process

·         Highlight the key points in your research paper especially the analysis and conclusion

·         Conclude the presentation with your plans as a researcher and academic writer

Week  20

May 22-May 24 FINAL EXAMS

8:10-10:40 am        Thursday, May 24

Please submit your final research paper by this date.   Let me know if you would like to meet me before the final paper is due.  I will be available during this week on a needs- basis.

Essay 1

There are many ways to define words like diversity and multi-cultural. However, what defines our culture as much as anything is the food we eat. Please explain how food plays an important part in your family’s culture.   Provide examples as to how food defines you, your family, and your ethnicity. Be as specific as possible.

How would you define culture?

How would you define your  culture?

Include a reference to the readings.

Essay 2

Identify a health issue in the state of California related to food. Research the background of this issue.  In an essay, explain the issue and relate it to the discussions we have had in class.

Essay 3: Literature Review

What is a Literature Review?

Why write a Literature review?

How do I start?

o       Become familiar with reference material in your field  (encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographies etc.)
o       Learn how to effectively perform a search in a research database or on the Web to retrieve current information.

o       When possible, read the abstracts before requesting the materials, extensive abstracts may tell you enough about the document to make a decision on its value and relevance.
o       Use critical thinking skills to evaluate an article, a book, or a web site’s biases, objectives, accuracy, and methodology.
o       Understand that you will likely collect a lot more data than you will actually include in the review; concentrate on relevancy over quantity.

Tips

Loyola University Chicago Libraries http://www.lynchburg.edu/x11027.xml 

Essay 4

Research paper: details to follow


Reading Discussion Guidelines:

You will lead the class in the reading discussion by:

1.      Creating a visually engaging presentation that includes the major ideas presented in the reading and your reflections (see questions to address below).

2.      Facilitating class discussion by creating discussion questions related to the reading.

3.      Engaging the class in a learning activity that stems from the reading.

Please address the following questions in a discussion:

CRITERIA

3

2

1

Identified big ideas in the readings and effectively involved the class in meaningful conversation by developing a series of questions about the readings and the big ideas.

The discussion questions: are clear and relate to the major concepts covered in the reading, are logically sequenced and build off of one another, motivate students by relating to their interests and experiences, encourage students to generate new knowledge by collaboratively building off of previous knowledge, and require students to deeply reflect on the big ideas.

The discussion questions cover major concepts presented in the reading, however they do not logically build off of one another. They require student reflection and interaction.

The discussion questions are unclear and do not cover major concepts presented in the reading. The questions do not motivate students to participate in class discussion.

Prepared a handout, PowerPoint, or other visual instructional aid to build understanding of the major ideas and their implications.

The visual aid is informative, interactive, entertaining, increases student motivation, provides information both visually and textually, and increases student understanding of major concepts and their implications (e.g. video and audio clips, interactive websites, and artists’ works are included).

The visual aid provides information through images and text. It somewhat aids in increasing student understanding of major concepts and their implications.

The visual aid is unclear and does not sufficiently cover major reading concepts and implications.

Met goals for discussion: 1) increased understanding of the reading, and 2) critical analysis of the arguments presented.

Presenter clearly increased students’ understanding of the reading and presented, encouraged, and increased critical analysis of the arguments presented.

Presenter somewhat increased students’ understanding of the reading, yet lacked in level of critical analysis of the arguments presented.

Presenter did not aid students’ understanding or critical analysis of the reading.

Total= /9

Anniqua Rana

Reading Discussion

English 100 Honors

January 24, 2012

 

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/11/every_30_minutes_crushed_by_debt

In four groups, choose any two questions and be prepared to explain your response to the class.

1.       Write brief notes to indicate the significance of the titles

Introduction

·         Our Big Fat Contradiction

·         Arcadia Lost

·         About Joe An Hourglass Figure

·         Ways of Being Free

·         The Menu of Chapters

2.       Write brief notes to indicate the significance of the titles

A Rural Autopsy

·         And on That Farm He Had a Wife

·         Crooked Fictions

·         Debtward Ho

·         After Despair

·         Did the WTO Kill Lee Kyung Hae?

·         Some Farmers Are Pushed But Where Does It Stop?

3.       Explain the significance of  Figure 2.1: Farm size and concentration in the United States 1850–2000 (source: Hoppe and Wiebe 2003). OR

4.       Explain the significance of Figure 1.1: The hourglasses: the concentration of power and players in the food system (source: Grievink 2003, US Census 2000. USDA 2007).

5.       Choose one of the literary references and explain its relationship to the text. (This can be attempted by more than one group)

6.       Locate places mentioned in the chapters you read on the world map. http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/world_country.pdf  (This can be attempted by more than one group)

7.       For both chapters, write one question that connects with a theme in your essay.  Choose  two quotes related to the same theme.  Choose three words.  Now create a visual showing their relationship. (This can be attempted by more than one group)

8.       What is your response to the statement about Lee’s suicide that “His statement wasn’t of the ‘goodbye, cruel world’ variety, but a serious and honed critique of the forces that have long been at work on him, and other farmers. If one looks at Lee’s words, engages with them, criticizes them,  it’s possible to understand his actions as a way of his reclaiming control of his body in defiance of a system that wouldn’t let him.” (Patel)

Patel, Raj (2010-12-29). Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System (Kindle Locations 757-760). Random House Inc Clients. Kindle Edition.

Patel, Raj. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Pub., 2008. Print.

Discussion facilitator

  1. Introduction     1
  2. A Rural Autopsy     21

Anniqua Jan 26

  1. You Have Become Mexican     47

Feb 9

  1. 'Just a Cry for Bread'     75

Feb 16

  1. The Customer is Our Enemy: A Brief Introduction to Food System Business     99

Feb 23

  1. Better Living through Chemistry     119

March 1

  1. Glycine Rex     165

March 8

  1. Checking out of Supermarkets     215

March 15

  1. Chosen by Bunnies     253

  1. On Places and Taste and Food     253

  1. Conclusion     293

Anniqua

McWilliams, James E. Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. New York: Little, Brown and, 2009. Print.

Facilitator

Introduction From the golden age to the golden mean of food production 1

  1. Ch. 1 Food miles or friendly miles? : beyond the "farm to fork" paradigm of production 17

Anniqua

  1. Ch. 2 Organic panic : discovering agriculture's golden mean 53

  1. Ch. 3 Frankenfood? : a case for genetically modified crops 81

  1. Ch. 4 Meat - the new caviar : saying "no," or at least "not as much," to eating land-based animals 117

  1. Ch. 5 The Blue Revolution : ecological aquaculture and the future of floating protein 155

  1. Ch. 6 Merging ecology and economy : perverse subsidies, rational incentives, and the path to fair trade 185

Conclusion The golden mean 213

Anniqua

McWilliams, James E. (2009-08-11). Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly . Hachette Book Group. Kindle Edition.


Jan 26

“Every culture has had, in some form or other, an understanding of our bodies as public ledgers on which is written the catalogue of our private vices.”

Patel, Raj (2010-12-29). Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System (Kindle Locations 115-116). Random House Inc Clients. Kindle Edition.

The vice of mango eating

 

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/11/every_30_minutes_crushed_by_debt

  1. “At my local Pick and Pay Supermarket in Durban, South Africa, there are 107 different kinds of coffee on sale, from a chicory blend to the freshest dark roast, across 15 feet of shelf space dominated by Nestlé.” What other kinds of food give a false sense of variety?  List
  2. Explain the images:

Figure 2.1: Farm size and concentration in the United States 1850–2000 (source: Hoppe and Wiebe 2003).

  1. Explain the references to the Steinbeck and the poems
  2. Locate places on a world map. http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/world_country.pdf 
  1. Choose the following from the assignment: two quotes and three words
  2. Write a question related.
  3. Draw a visual that connects all three.

Patel, Raj (2010-12-29). Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System (Kindle Locations 246-247). Random House Inc Clients. Kindle Edition.

Organizing Information for Literature Review

Article 1-Author’s last name and title of article

What discipline perspective is the author taking in this article?

Article 2-Author’s last name and title of article

What discipline perspective is the author taking in this article?

Article 3-Author’s last name and title of article

What discipline perspective is the author taking in this article?

Article 4-Author’s last name and title of article

What discipline perspective is the author taking in this article?

 

What are the key themes discussed in all four articles?

Theme 1:

Theme 2:

Theme 3:

Theme 4:

What are your responses to these perspectives?

Article 1 (Author’s last name): How does this author relate to the theme above?  Write a one sentence summary.

 

 

 

 

 

General comments about these articles:

Article 2 (Author’s last name): How does this author relate to the theme above?  Write a one sentence summary.

 

 

 

 

 

General comments about these articles:

 

Article 3 (Author’s last name): How does this author relate to the theme above?  Write a one sentence summary.

 

 

 

 

 

General comments about these articles:

 

Article 4 (Author’s last name): How does this author relate to the theme above?  Write a one sentence summary.