Five College Consortium

Anthropology Food and Nutritio

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Natural Science
Course Number: 
0233
Institution: 
Hampshire College
Are we what we eat? We eat foods for social and cultural reasons, and we eat foods because they contain nutrients that fuel our cells and allow us to function -- grow, think, and live. The quest for food is a major evolutionary theme and continues to profoundly shape ecological, social, and human biological systems. In this course we will consider some of the many ways that food and nutrition are related to the human condition, for example: (1) symbolic meanings of food, (2) the evolution of early horticulture and farming to genetically modified foods, (3) the deadly synergy of malnutrition and infection, (4) the ecological and political-economic causes of undernutrition and obesity, and (5) "nutritional epidemiology" and the role of diet and nutrition in the etiology of diverse diseases. Throughout the course, we will focus on "doing nutritional anthropology," including assessing the dietary and nutritional status of individuals in our community.
Comments: 
Physical and Biological Sciences Independent Work Quantitative Skills Students are expected to spend approximately 6-8 hours if preparation outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
https://evals.hampshire.edu/AJAX/PUBLIC_showCourseInfo.cgi?EV_sec=325908
Schedule #: 
325908

Course Sections

Anthropology Food and Nutritio
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Alan Goodman ahgNS@hampshire.edu 12:30PM-01:50PM TU;12:30PM-01:50PM TH Cole Science Center 333;Cole Science Center 333