ANTH 2042 - Consuming Passions: Anthropology of Food and Drink
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ANTH 2042 - Consuming Passions: Anthropology of Food and Drink

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3215
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: A portion of this course is delivered online. The course runs over 6 weeks with a minimum of 12 hours of online lectures, plus online activities and contact. The course also includes 28 on-campus contact hours delivered over the second and fourth weeks
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assumed Knowledge: 3 units of Level I Anthropology
Incompatible: ANTH 2026 or ANTH 3026
Assessment: Attendance and participation, essays

Why is food usually shared? Why is drinking alone considered deviant? What is the connection between food and sex? Why is eating together so important? How do we decide what is ethnic food, and what isn't? Why do we consume so much information on diet and dieting? Why is our appetite for TV cookery programs insatiable? Why is eating out taking the place of eating in? Food and drink are imperative to the reproduction of all social life. Their consumption is therefore integral to the construction of social identity. This course aims to address a number of challenging and topical questions about the place of food and drink in contemporary society. It will introduce students to the work of those social anthropologists who have made significant contributions to the study of food and drink, as well as facilitating group research into particular topics of current concern. You must pass all graded components of this class and attend all lectures, seminars and workshops either on campus or online as required in order to pass the course.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3215 Mon 25/06/2012 Sun 01/07/2012 Fri 13/07/2012 Fri 20/07/2012

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95034 LE01 150 57 2 Jul - 16 Jul Monday 9am - 11am Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
3 Jul - 17 Jul Tuesday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 2022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95035 WR01 36 7 3 Jul - 17 Jul Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 205, Seminar Room
95036 WR02 35 9 3 Jul - 17 Jul Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2064a, Seminar Room
95037 WR03 36 10 4 Jul - 18 Jul Wednesday 10am - 12pm Napier, 205, Seminar Room
95038 WR04 35 23 4 Jul - 18 Jul Wednesday 1pm - 3pm 233 North Tce, B09, Seminar Room