EATING AND DRINKING: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

ANT2EAT

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will examine a range of anthropological approaches to food and eating. While it is a biological imperative that humans need to eat to survive, food is grown, eaten and prepared in a variety of ways according to cultural preferences. The study of food and eating is a lens through which to examine some of the long-standing interests of anthropologists including: modes of subsistence, taboos, cannibalism, religious dietary prohibitions, and ritual feasting and fasting as well as issues such as class, ethnicity, gender, globalisation, migration, consumption and identity. Teaching will include online lectures, online activities and face-to-face workshops.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop discussions, online quizzes and major essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level one subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsANT3EAT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply an anthropological perspective to local and global issues
02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Anthropology
03. Evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding a relevant topic in Anthropology
04. Produce a well researched response to a relevant topic in Anthropology

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2,500-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Two online quizzes (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3