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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CCSC 2020 - Food for Thought

In this course we will examine man’s quest to meet his basic nutritional and dietary needs and the issues facing mankind as it tries to meet the nutritional and dietary needs of an expanding world population. Integrating scientific, socio-economic and anthropological writings, we will pursue four major themes: the human diet and what limits the acquisition of nutrients and other compounds in our food supply that are necessary for growth and development; historical and contemporary views of how society deals with providing stable sources of food and nutrition to individuals and populations; how scientists are trying to improve nutrition and human health through genetic engineering; and the socio-economic and political factors that affect food production and distribution on a local, regional, and global basis.

Credits: 3