Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2014: Cultures: Food

This module descriptor refers to the 2024/5 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity222 hour weekly lecture/seminar
Guided Independent Study5511 x 5 hours readings for tutorials (2.5 hours per reading x 2 per tutorial)
Guided Independent Study73Course essay and plan preperation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).