This course provides an advanced introduction to anthropological theory and methods designed for food and nutrition science and policy graduate students. Section 1 covers anthropology's four-field modes of inquiry, cross-cutting theoretical approaches and thematic interest groups, their respective institutions and intellectual concerns. Section 2 demonstrates applications of these concepts and methods to cutting-edge food and nutrition issues. Assignments and activities incorporate background readings, related discussions, and short writing assignments, plus an anthropological literature review on a focused food and nutrition project, relevant to their particular interests. The course overall encourages critical thinking and scientific assessment of anthropology's evidence base, analytical tools, logic, and meaning-making, in the context of contributions to multi-disciplinary research and policy teams. Offered every other spring semester.
Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
|Semester/Term||SIS Number||Meeting Time||Location||Instructors||Syllabus|
|Spring 2017||23150||Wednesday 3:15pm - 6:15pm||Jaharis 155||Ellen MesserEllen Messer|