Feb 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

HI 316 - Food and Hunger in History


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course explores themes and issues relating to social and cultural dimensions of food and food shortages in past times. The course ranges widely across time and space and adopts an explicitly comparative approach. Topics examined include the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture, the historical development of food production and distribution systems, the emergence of staple crops as commodities, and the causes and consequences of food shortages. The course is open to students of all majors who have passed both semesters of World History (HI 103 and HI 104). Prerequisite(s): HI 103  and HI 104 . This course may be offered as a "Civilizations and Cultures" course (HI 316X), a "Writing Intensive" course (316W), or both (316WX).