After School Program

Anthropology of Food - Exploratory Course

November 6, 2015 - December 18, 2015


Eat your way through anthropology! In this class we will explore how food, nutrition, taste and culture intersect as we examine the interdisciplinary field of the Anthropology of Food. Discover new foods and eating practices while examining why we eat (or refuse to) and how we can understand others and ourselves through our dinner plates. Topics include evolutionary, cultural, and linguistic explanations for the traditions, taboos and attitudes towards food around the world. Using traditional methods and new technology, students will also explore how to use the tools of anthropology to study food in their own culture.


Meeting Times:  Fridays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18