El-Hachemi AlioucheASSOCIATE PROFESSORDirector, Rosenberg International Franchise Center, Rosenberg Chair in Franchising
Clayton BarrowsProfessor Emeritus
Ronald BoucherSENIOR LECTURERHospitality Management
Theresa CherouvisSenior Program Support Assistant
Raymond Goodman JrPROFESSOR EMERITUS
Daniel InnisPROFESSORHospitality Management and Marketing
Anupama SukhuASSISTANT PROFESSORHospitality Management
Daniel WinansSENIOR LECTURERDirector, EcoGastronomy Program
The term “gastronomy,” defined as the “art and appreciation of preparing and eating good food” is paired with the prefix “eco,” indicating that the “art and appreciation” of food cannot be separated from our agriculture, environment and the myriad social, economic, political and ethical issues associated with food production and eating. UNH was the first university in the country to offer such a program. This dual major requires completion of the EcoGastronomy program with any other major. All students who declare an EcoGastronomy major spend a semester abroad.
What is EcoGastronomy?
The term “gastronomy,” defined as the “art and appreciation of preparing and eating good food” is paired with the prefix “eco,” indicating that the “art and appreciation” of food cannot be separated from our agriculture, environment and the myriad social, economic, political and ethical issues associated with food production and eating. This dual major requires completion of the EcoGastronomy program with any other major.
Why study EcoGastronomy at UNH?
The dual major in EcoGastronomy at UNH was the first of its kind at any university in the country. A partnership of the Paul College of Business and Economics and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, the program will provide you with a one-of-a-kind learning experience that links the fields of sustainable agriculture, regional cuisine and hospitality management, and nutrition. All students who declare the dual major in EcoGastronomy spend a semester abroad — in Ascoli Piceno, Italy; with a choice of spring, summer or fall. Residents of Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, under the New England Regional Program, receive a discounted out-of-state tuition.
- Community health professional
- Dietary technician
- Farm manager
- Food and beverage manager
- Marketing & events manager
- Public policy analyst
- Sustainability program director
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Curriculum & Requirements
The Dual Major in EcoGastronomy integrates UNH strengths in sustainable agriculture, hospitality management, and nutrition. EcoGastronomy offers a unique academic program emphasizing the interdisciplinary, international, and experiential knowledge that connects all three fields.
The EcoGastronomy Dual Major is a collaboration with the University of New Hampshire's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and the Sustainability Institute.
EcoGastronomy Dual Major
|ECOG 401||Introduction to Ecogastronomy||4|
|SAFS 405||Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production||4|
|HMGT #403||Introduction to Food Management||0 or 4|
|NUTR 400||Nutrition in Health and Well Being||4|
|ECOG 685||EcoGastronomy Study Abroad 1||0-20|
|ECOG 701||EcoGastronomy Capstone 2||2-4|
|Select one elective from the following courses:||4|
|Animal Rights and Societal Issues|
|Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM)|
|Agricultural and Food Policy|
|American Environmental History|
|International Wine and Beverage|
|International Food and Culture|
|Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management|
|Natural Resources and Environmental Policy|
|Ecological Sustainability and Values|
|International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century|
|Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives|
|Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions|
|From Seed to Sea: Examining Sustainable Food Systems|
|Food Production Field Experience I|
|Principles of Aquaculture|
|Fisheries Biology: Conservation and Management|
ECOG 685 EcoGastronomy Study Abroad is a variable credit course. ECOG students much complete at least 12 credits of study abroad.
Satisfies the capstone requirement of the Discovery Program for the EcoGastronomy major.
- Students will understand and be able to communicate the interconnected nature of the food system, taking into account the social, political, ethical, environmental, economic, and social justice issues that are intertwined in the system.
- Students will gain practical understanding of food system sustainability by engaging in experiential education opportunities.
- Students will be able to speak fluently in the language of sustainable food systems.
- Students will effectively analyze and evaluate the full lifecycle of a food, or food product, by identifying and applying reliable information.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective presentation skills.