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The University of Maine    
  Dec 13, 2017
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 212 - The Anthropology of Food

Food is the most direct and meaningful connection people have with the environment, a connection that addresses both biological and cultural needs.  This course aims at exposing students to the different ways in which anthropologists think about food across its sub-disciplines as a way to understand human origins, behavior, and cultural diversity.  Themes include food procurement strategies, influence on human evolution, religious traditions and food, food as pertains to power dynamics, warfare, gender relations and identity, and the role of food in environmental and sustainable development policy-making.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Population and the Environment and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirements.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3