American Food Cultures

This area of concentration examines both historic and contemporary social, economic, cultural, and psychological factors that shape food consumption practices. Exploring food systems from production through consumption, the student traces agricultural concerns, examines environmental, ethical, and economic factors in food production and distribution, and investigates the various beliefs, rituals, and behaviors surrounding food in the United States.


Anthropology 121AC - American Material Culture

Environmental Economics and Policy 141 - Agricultural and Environmental Policy

ESPM C159 - Human Diet

History 103D - Food and Eating Practices in the U.S. and Europe Since the 19th Century

Nutritional Science 104 - Human Food Practices

Nutritional Science 135 - Food Systems Organization and Management

Alternate Courses:

American Studies 110 - When topic is Advertising in America or California Foodways

Nutritional Science 106 - Introduction to Food Science

Nutritional Science 166 - Nutrition in the Community