ANTH 322

Food, Culture, and the Environment

Prerequisite: A 100- or 200-level course in ANTH or ARCH, or ENVR 101. This course covers the origins of food production and changing foodways over time and across geographical regions. The place of food in human prehistory and history, ritual and family life, and in the global economy will be examined. The course will investigate issues such as food shortages, hunger and famine, and food security in the contemporary world; the implications of food biotechnology and GMOs; and food movements such as slow food, organic, and local foods. May be counted toward the major in archaeology. Offered alternate years. V.4