ANTH 108 Food, Drink and Culture • 5 Cr.
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After completing this class, students should be able to:1. Explain the role that nutritional anthropology plays in understanding human consumption of food and drink. 2. Assess the human diet from a human biological evolutionary perspective, especially the influences that our primate origins have on our overall nutritional needs. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and origins of world cuisines and beverages from a cross-cultural perspective. 4. Connect various aspects of culture to the choice and consumption of food and drink. 5. Identify the symbolic aspects of food and drink in various cultures and how these items convey values and norms. 6. Enumerate major global food challenges, such as sustainability, that the world faces today. 7. Analyze one’s own diet through the lens of nutritional anthropology.