Postgraduate Module Descriptor


HISM041: Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Harry G West (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module examines food and foodways from the late Paleolithic to the present day. You will study the transition from hunter-gathering to pastoralism and agriculture in the late Paleolithic; foodways and food systems in antiquity; the development of food markets and the movement of food stuffs between world regions; changing cultures of cooking and dining from the early modern period to the present day; the industrialisation of agriculture and food processing; the nutrition transition and the rise of obesity; and the implications of changing foodways and food systems for the environment and consumer safety.

Module created

14/03/2018

Last revised

14/06/2019