Fall 2020 - ARCH 375 D100

From Soup to Nuts: The Archaeology of Food (3)

Class Number: 4708

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Angela D'andrea
    adandrea@sfu.ca
    778 782 5790
    Office: EDB 9625
    Office Hours: Monday 1000-1100 via Zoom
  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 201 or 45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines the origin, development, and cultural significance of the foods we eat. We will delve into the role of food in human evolution and the development of food ways through time. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by archaeologists, anthropologists, palaeoanthropologists, and historians in the study of food and food ways.

COURSE DETAILS:

Food is a universal human requirement, and over time cultures from around the world have developed radically different cuisines. In this course we will examine the origin, development, and cultural significance of the foods we eat. We will delve into the role of food in human evolution and the development of foodways through time. We will discover the earliest known foods, and foods of foraging societies, first farmers, early states, global scale food exchange with the European “discovery” of the New World, and the future of food. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by archaeologists, anthropologists, palaeoanthropologists, and historians in the study of food and foodways.

Grading

  • Mid-Term Take Home Exam 20%
  • Research Paper 35%
  • Final Take Home Exam 30%
  • Food History Assignment 15%

NOTES:

Instruction will be remote and asynchronous.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None. Journal readings will be made available as PDF files.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.


Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).