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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BHAN 307 - Nutritional Anthropology

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: Crosslisted with ANTH 307 .
University Breadth: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP D: A&S Math, Nat Sci & Technology
General Education Objectives:
GE1A: Read Critically GE1B: Analyze Arguments and Information GE1C: Engage in Constructive Ideation GE2A: Communicate Effectively in Writing GE2B: Communicate Orally GE3A: Work Collaboratively Across a Variety of Cultures GE3B: Work Individually Across a Variety of Cultures GE4: Critically Evaluate Ethical Implications GE5A: Reason Quantitatively GE5B: Reason Computationally GE5C: Reason Scientifically