As a multidisciplinary endeavor, Food Studies draws on a wide range of methods and ways of knowing. Within the academy, Food Studies courses arise from many disciplines ranging across the curriculum from the arts to the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This certificate offers robust opportunities for “hands-on” experiential learning with community partners and the Dickinson Farm. Given the wide-ranging problems and possibilities that Food Studies offers, students will find emphasis placed on critical thinking skills in all their courses. Because these courses will range across the curriculum, they will be able to present food questions and issues as multi-faceted and complex.