This Unit examines the dynamic relationship between humans and the plants and animals that they eat. All humans need to eat if they are to survive, but human tastes are noticeably varied across different cultural, political, historical, and ecological settings. Furthermore, the contemporary world witnesses states of plenty, sufficiency, and scarcity simultaneously. Why are such different outcomes observed in different locales, and sometimes within the one locale? This Unit investigates these issues across a variety of cultural contexts.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
1x2000wds research essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and 1x500wd tutorial presentation (20%)
readings will be available at the University Copy Centre
12 credit points at 1000 level from Anthropology