UC 254 - Sophomore Interdisciplinary Seminar
Section: 001 Obesity: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Fatness in America
Term: FA 2016
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of FYWR.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Food shapes our lives in fundamental, complicated, and far-reaching ways. The invention of agriculture enabled the rise of cities, empires and specialized professions, including art and scholarship. Our individual tastes reflect where we come from, who we are, and what we want to be. Social interactions that revolve around preparing and sharing food generate great pleasures and anxieties and help us develop relationships and culture. This course offers a survey of major approaches and topics in the growing field of Food Studies, which encompasses History, Literature, Anthropology, Media and Cultural Studies,Political Science, Environmental Science, Nutrition, and Public Health. It also seeks to develop the skills of analysis, criticism, and speculation that make up the core of a Liberal Arts education.

UC 254 - Sophomore Interdisciplinary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0738217697
Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Author: Brown, Harriet,
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780312427856
Rethinking thin : the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting, Author: Gina Kolata., Publisher: Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1st Picado 2008
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780520266254
Weighing in obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism, Author: Julie Guthman., Publisher: University of California Press 2011
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780307272706
Why we get fat and what to do about it, Author: Gary Taubes., Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 1st ed. 2011
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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