Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3014: Cultures: Food
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- What is food and how do anthropologists study it?
- Food and the Making and Unmaking of Bodies
- Commensality and Social Bodies
- Food in Diaspora
- The Birth of Agriculture and its Industrialization
- Famine, Food Poverty, Food Security and the State
- Trade and the Globalization of Agriculture and Food
- Food safety and sustainability
- Alternatives Food Systems:
- Food as Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||22||2 hour weekly lecture/seminar (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)|
|Guided Independent Study||55||11 x 5 hours reading for tutorials (2 readings x 2.5 hours per tutorial)|
|Guided Independent Study||27||Preparing response papers|
|Guided Independent Study||46||Coursework essay preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).