Understanding Food

Course Code: NATS 1560 M 3.0

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Course Description:

This course is an introductory exploration of the nature of food and food systems from an interdisciplinary point of view. We will review the basics of the current scientific understanding of nutrition. We will also survey the techno- science of food production, preservation, and processing, putting it in historical perspective and peering into the future. We will consider the social, economic, and political implications of the food industry. Finally, we will examine several major controversies that center upon food. No prior experience in science is assumed.

Course Format:

Three hour class, a combination of lecture and exercises.

Course Credit Exclusions:

NCR Note: No credit received if SC/NATS 1910 6.00 has been successfully completed.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple mathematical calculation; not beyond a grade 8 level.

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