Food and Culture

ANTH303 (Liberal Arts) Food and Culture 3 hrs. 3 crs. Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored--what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. This course will consider the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies how these have become and arena for political and ideological battles. The course will address issues around food, culture and gender. Preq: ANTH 101 and WRIT 301 or 302 or 303. Coreq: ANTH 101 and WRIT 301 or WRIT 302 or WRIT 303. This course can be offered as a face-to-face course, a hybrid course, or as a fully online asynchronous course.