Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3014: Cultures: Food

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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 Activity151.5 hour lectures x 10 weeks
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity1.5Revision session
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity11Weekly 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent Study5511 x 5 hours reading for tutorials (2 readings x 2.5 hours per tutorial)
Guided Independent Study16.5Preparing response papers
Guided Independent Study 51 Exam Preparation

Online Resources

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