ANTH3103: Anthropology of Food
Prerequisite: ANTH 1213
This course examines the topics of food and agriculture from a broadly anthropological perspective with a significant focus on the Ozark-Ouachita region of Arkansas. The course explores the relationships among human biology, cultural diversity, social systems, politics, economics and food and agriculture. Significant emphasis is placed on how political and economic forces have created a global, industrial food system that is ecologically unsustainable, socially unjust, and detrimental to human health and well-being as well as on opportunities that exist to change this system.