ANTHRARC 296 - Topics in Archaeology
Fall 2017, Section 001 - The Future of Food at the University of Michigan
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Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this special bicentennial course, students will help design a vision for the future of food at Michigan by asking “where have we been, where are we now, and where do we go from here?” The course presents an overview of the history and current challenges related to sustainable food at Michigan by examining four topics: campus community gardens; Mdining farm to institution initiatives; food security for college students; and current research on Michigan’s food system. The University of Michigan is poised to become a significant player in the future of sustainable food systems. Students in this course will help collaboratively imagine what that future will look like.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated on class participation, a series of short response papers, and a final project with a presentation. Students will be required to participate in service learning opportunities and attend occasional evening talks.

Intended Audience:

The course is open to any student who is interested in thinking deeply and creatively about the future of food at Michigan. Please note: Although this course is listed as an anthropological archaeology course, it is NOT about archaeology.

Class Format:

The class will include a variety of learning experiences, such as field trips, guest lecturers, service learning, and teamwork. Assignments and the final project will include anthropological fieldwork, specifically learning through participant observation.


ANTHRARC 296 - Topics in Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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