SOC 268 You Are What You Eat: Food in Society • 5 Cr.


From where does your food come? Why and when do you eat what you do? Critically analyze the social history of food production and consumption in America over time. Themes include the changing rhythms of food development, understanding diet and nutrition from a cultural perspective, and food in pop culture.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe how the production and consumption of food is fundamentally a social process that reflects and produces inequalities between people.
  • Critically analyze some of the contemporary social and political controversies about food.
  • Discuss the relationships between social power, group identities, and access to food.