ANTH428N: Nutritional Anthropology
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15 pm
Dr. Susan Steen
This course is an introduction to nutritional anthropology – the study of nutrition from an anthropological perspective which includes both biological and cultural aspects of nutrition.
We will explore how nutrition can affect culture how culture can affect nutrition. Nutritional anthropology includes the study of cross-cultural variation in diet, nutritional status and subsistence systems as well as variation in these factors over the evolutionary course of human existence, from prehistoric and historic to modem times. Students will be introduced to nutritional anthropology and provided with the basics for assessing reliability and feasibility of nutritional advice and policy encountered in everyday modern life in a global setting.