This course introduces the ways in which food practices shape societies and cultures throughout the world. Food ways will be examined from an anthropological perspective for their social and cultural implications; this is not a survey of nutritional or dietetic sciences. Topics to be covered include: the use of food in social contexts, the symbolism of food, and the political economy of food.
Satisfies a major requirement in Anthropology
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
(Fall; offered in alternating years.)