Anthropology of Food

Minor in the Anthropology of Food

Are you interested in the many ways food features in our lives? Courses for this minor examine such topics as the global trade in food products, famine, attitudes about eating and food preparation, ceremonial and symbolic aspects of food production and preparation, and perspectives on food and health in both modern and ancient human populations.

This minor gives you the opportunity to explore the ways in which food relates to culture and society, economics, globalization, identity, health, and history. Courses taught by the Anthropology faculty teach specifically target food and food systems around the world, using ethnographic, bioanthropological, archaeological, and linguistic methods and data.

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