Full course description
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.
This 8-week course is entirely self-directed. All course materials are optional and made available at the start of the course, but you are welcome and encouraged to pace yourself by focusing on one module per week. There are also two optional, real-time Zoom sessions during this course: A meet-and-greet with the instructor and fellow enrollees, and a live cooking collaboration/demonstration.