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IDS 402 - Wellness

Course guide to assist students with research in IDS-402.

Social Sciences


If you were researching food production through the social science lens, you would think about how this topic relates to or has impacted culture, society and humanity.  Consider the following questions that we might ask in thinking about the social science lens.

  • How have different movements such as "slow food", organic and locavore been driven by food production?
  • What trends exist in advertising and marketing of our food that affects society?

Watch the short film Counterculture From Hippies to Foodies This link opens in a new window to learn more about these ideas.

image of a young white woman looking at a label on a container of organic salad mix, the start of the Counterculture film.

Suggested Databases


The list of databases below are examples of where you could search for primary and secondary sources on this topic. When we think about constructing some search strategies, we can start with keywords.

Including the keyword: Culture or society might not be very helpful, but brainstorming other keywords can be. The results will be related to your topic and focused on the cultural aspects. Other searches might include:

  • food AND organic AND production
  • locavores AND food AND movements