Dec 08, 2023  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine 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: Population and the Environment and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

Course Typically Offered: Alternate years

Credits: 3