History (HIST) - Food, Land and Subsistence in Human History

HIST 3267  Food, Land and Subsistence in Human History


Twelve credits of History with at least 3 credits at the 2000-level; or any 54 credits completed.


HIST 3276 as offered in 2006-2007


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course will contextualize current worries about the environmental, supply, and health problems of the world food system by exploring the cultural and environmental history of food. The focus will be on food as a product of human-environment interaction through agriculture, humanity's main source of food and central form of interaction between humans and the rest of nature. Topics will include the origins of agriculture and food in the ancient and medieval world, but the course will focus on the development of a world food system in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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