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ANTH 256

Anthropology of Food

This course explores aspects of the cultural uses and symbolic meanings we attach to food and eating. Students explore such questions as: How do we use food? What is changing in our food consumption patterns? What is the relationship between food consumption and the environment? What are some of the politics and the ethics involved in food consumption? What is the significance of eating out, of "ethnic" restaurants? And how do we analyze the smell and taste of food cross-culturally? Prerequisite ANTH 151, sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Sciences Prerequisite ANTH 151, sophomore standing or permission of instructor. 1 course

Spring Semester information

Angela Castaneda

256A: Anthropology of Food