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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 322 - Sociology of Food

Sociological study of food, including contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural explorations. Draws on sociological theory and research to understand the significance of food for human societies. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Prerequisite: SOC 107.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

General Education Pathways: P5 Sustainability

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss social-structural influences on food production, distribution, consumption, and social norms.
  • Discuss the social significance of foods and the impact of their production, distribution, and consumption for social life.
  • Interpret social-structural influences on one’s own perspectives about food and relationship to food.
  • Examine social norms and behaviors surrounding food.
  • Examine social inequalities (related to race, gender, social class, etc.) evidenced in sociological research on food.

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