Feast and Famine: Food in Global History


Surveys history of food in global history, beginning with paleolithic and ending with modern era. Focuses on food quality and quantity as a factor in determining health, including problems of global health disparities, food insecurity, and obesity. Topics include the impact of food exchanges across continents and cultures, discovery of vitamins and vitamin deficiencies, growth and impact of food industries, and the rise of diseases of plenty, such as type 2 diabetes. Instructors: Humphreys
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • STS
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • SCISOC 371
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring