2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
2018-2019 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: Population and the Environment and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3