Food is crucial to human survival but its significance stretches far beyond mere nutrition and sustenance. We are becoming increasingly aware that the act of eating intersects with everything from the climate crisis and public health to the way we construct our social identities on a daily basis. This course investigates how food is a force that connects and harbors the power to construct and destruct, now and in the future. With both theories and qualitative research methods from the anthropological field, this course explains cultural food dilemmas, food trends, human behavior, and practices around food.
Related Discipline(s)This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies, Public Policy