ANTHRARC 180 - First-Year Seminar in Anthropological Archaeology
Section: 002 Food at the University of Michigan
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Food is an essential part of University of Michigan student life but have you even wondered what UM students ate in the past and where the food served on campus comes from? This seminar examines changes the food system that has fed UM students in Ann Arbor over the past 150 years and the ways that food is helping create a more sustainable campus. We explore all aspects of the food system from production to waste. This seminar includes a variety of engaged learning experiences, from historical research on early 20th century UM student scrapbooks to a tour of the South Quad compositing facility. Students will have opportunities to learn directly from the people who are helping make the university food system more local and sustainable.

Course Requirements:

Students will read primary literature, write response papers and blog entries, give presentations, and work together in small teams. Active participation in class discussions is a critical part of the course, making attendance is crucial.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for students in their first-year (including those with sophomore standing) at the University of Michigan, who are interested in changes in the food we eat. No background in anthropology or archaeology is needed, only a willingness to be an active learner and a participant observer.

Class Format:

Meets twice a week and includes one required field trip to the Campus Farm on a Friday afternoon.

ANTHRARC 180 - First-Year Seminar in Anthropological Archaeology
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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