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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 307 - Nutritional Anthropology (3cr.)

Credit(s): 3
Component: Lecture
Nutritional Anthropology takes an explicit biocultural approach to nutrition, examining the interaction of biology and culture as they affect food systems, customs, practices and nutrition. Specific foci of the course include: evolutionary and comparative perspectives (biological baseline, agriculture, contemporary food systems); why we eat what we eat (materialist, symbolic explanations for foodways); adaptation of food to people and people to food; foods as medicines; under- and over-nutrition in contemporary world; child and infant feeding, hunger; solutions to diet-related problems.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with BHAN 307 .
General Education Objectives:
Read Critically Analyze Arguments and Information Engage in Constructive Ideation Communicate Effectively in Writing Communicate Orally Work Collaboratively Across a Variety of Cultures Work Individually Across a Variety of Cultures Critically Evaluate Ethical Implications Reason QuantitativelyReason Computationally Reason Scientifically