World Food Patterns Online Course
World Food Patterns investigates cultural diversity by identifying social, cultural, religious, ethnic, and personal preferences on the food choices of individuals, families and societies.
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
About N&D 335: World Food Patterns
Students learn that differential nutrition status, by making some people more fit that others, has widespread economic, political and social consequences.
This course explores the diets and nutritional behaviors and their influences on humans from around the world and try to figure out why people eat what they do. By learning why people eat the way they do, we can also understand many other things about them as well. Uncover the trail of understanding and how cultures are interconnected – using food as the guide. The approach will be holistic and studies all of the ways that human dietary practices are an outward sign of culture, focusing on the biological, sociocultural, and environmental factors that influence food consumption patterns.
This course contains 11 lessons which includes two proctored exams. Topics include Food, Culture and Health Beliefs, Intracultural Communication & World Religion, and Cultural Exploration of the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East, and Regional America.
Course Textbook for World Food Patterns
Kittler, Sucher, & Nelms-Nahikian. (2017) Food and Culture, 7th ed. Cengage Learning
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
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