University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ANTH 2042 - Consuming Passions: Anthropology of Food and Drink

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Summer School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
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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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Summer School Tue 15/01/2019 Fri 25/01/2019 Tue 12/02/2019 Fri 01/03/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92131 LE01 77 25 7 Jan - 13 Feb Monday, Wednesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92063 SE01 77 25 7 Jan - 6 Feb Monday, Wednesday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
11 Feb - 13 Feb Monday, Wednesday 10am - 12pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room