Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM022: Food, Body and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
You will read works on food, the body and society produced within a range of disciplines, including nutrition, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, literary studies, and philosophy. Through engagement with the literature, you will gain historical and comparative insights, and develop critical perspectives on the relationship between food and bodies--from the individual to the social. The module will prepare you for their own research in the field of study, whether academic or within the context of public institutions, industries, or third sector organisations with an interest in food and foodways, consumption, and diets.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Understand comparatively the range of ways in which individuals use food to sustain, shape, and give meaning to their bodies|
2. Understand comparatively the range of ways in which social groups use food to constitute and reproduce communities
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Adeptly compare and contrast the relationship between food, the body and society over time and across social and cultural contexts|
4. Critically assess the social dynamics through which food is used in the construction of individual and social bodies
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Independently identify and analyze sources pertaining to the relationship between food, the body and society in various specific contexts|
6. Present relevant information in support of coherent and persuasive arguments pertaining to the relationship between food, the body and society in various specific contexts