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Food, Culture & the Environment

Ended Nov 20, 2021

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About this course

Food plays a pivotal role in both connecting us as a species and distinguishing between cultures and groups, but why do we eat what we eat? This course will broadly address the historical, ecological, socioeconomic, biological, political, and cultural environments impacting the human diet and, in turn, how the human diet plays a role in factors such as climate change. It is a nutrition course with an anthropological slant that examines diet and cuisine. Through exposure to these concepts, this course aims to inspire you to become more aware, informed, and intentional about your role and participation in the food system.

Format: online; asynchronous

Dates available: August 30 - November 19

Optional synchronous sessions (through Zoom):


Meet & Greet with instructor Kristen Rasmussen de Vasquez
Thursday, September 9th from 10-11am Pacific Time

Cooking Demonstration with instructor Kristen Rasmusssen de Vasquez
Wednesday, November 10th from 10-11am Pacific Time

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Access to a computer with internet connectivity