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Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology W104AC - Food, Culture, and the Environment: This course will broadly address the historical, ecological, socioeconomic, biological, political, and cultural environments impacting the human diet in addition to nutrition problems, programs, and consumer protection. It is a nutrition course with an anthropological slant that examines why we eat what we eat and contributes to the pursuit of multidisciplinary degrees in nutrition policy and planning.
As an American Cultures course, we will discuss cuisines from a variety of different countries and regions, with a specific focus on those in America, and examine how race and ethnicity affect diet, food access, and the human relationship with food.
Additionally, this summer online version incorporates content from Edible Education 101, the unique UC Berkeley course founded by Alice Waters that explores the future of food and its diverse systems and movements. Edible Education content includes presentations by renowned experts who will share their visions, research, and experiences about food and its critical role in our culture, well-being, and survival.
Through exposure to these concepts, NSTW104 aims to inspire you to become more aware, informed, and intentional about your role and participation in the food system.
This course fulfills the American Cultures and Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth requirements.
Class Number: 14908
Final Exam: Wednesday, August 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Final exam date is tentative; subject to change by professor)
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