SOCI 223

The Sociology of Food

Prerequisite: SOCI 100. Food is a principal ingredient in sociocultural systems and conveys much about a society. This course explores the social significance of food, specifically: the determinants of what and how people in a society eat, religious and ideological meanings associated with certain foods, how food norms reflect and perpetuate certain forms of social stratification, the rationalization of food-related processes, and the consequences of food conventions for the health of people and the environment. V.5