ANTH-154: Food, Culture, and Economy

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Winter 2015
Title when registering
Food, Culture, and Economy
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

All people have to eat to live, but food is a cultural celebration that embraces much more than human survival. Explores the rich cross-cultural variety of food traditions and the ways that food in all cultures creates group identity; marks class status and ethnicity; and involves religion, gender, economics, politics, power, and more. Students are introduced to the structure of global food systems in order to better understand the social, cultural, and political implications of US food traditions in relation to those of other cultures.

ENG-131 eligible
MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201