ANT (0103) 218 - You Are What You Eat: Anthropology of Food
Through exposure to primary literature, lectures, local ethnic markets, and sharing meals throughout the semester, students will immerse themselves in the cross-cultural, political, and economic aspects of biocultural evolution, from the prehistoric past to its modern significance. Field trips required. Bon appétit!
Free Note: This course requires two independent trips off campus to complete meal assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase food within their budgets. Suggested budget $30.
Course Learning Goals: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
● describe the evolution of human nutrition from our primate ancestors to modern foodways
● explain anthropological methods in reconstructing diets and studying modern food practices
● critically evaluate current scholarly and popular debates or movements in diet.
● identify peer-reviewed primary literature in anthropology and distinguish this from non-scholarly sources.
● critically evaluate the quality and social impact of different foods, their production, and markets.