A Cultural History of Nutrition and Dieting

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Cultural History of Nutrition

Fall 2020

Taught By: Fa-Tai Shieh

Section: A

CRN: 9332

Credits: 3

In this course, the science of nutrition is explored as a cultural and historical phenomenon. Students learn how ideas about food, health, body images, fears, and disgust change in different times and places, beginning with the ancient world and continuing through the 20th century. This class examines how the concept of nutrition itself has changed over time and how those changes have affected what societies and individuals think is fit to eat. Readings include work by Michael Pollan, Rachel Laudan, Jared Diamond, and Michel Foucault.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:46am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020