2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate 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