Anthropology of Food and Nutrition

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 330
Associated Faculty

Course Description

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.


Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors
Spring 2019 20060 Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 155 Ellen Messer
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