Food and Society

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food and Society

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite(s): 100 credits at HE1 including compulsory HE1 set in Sociology or a cognate subject

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: food diary and commentary (1000 words) [30%], sociological analysis of the food diary (2500 words) [70%]
    Food is a topical issue in contemporary society and an area where sociology has recently turned its attention. This module sets out to explore our relationship to food in a number of ways and examines the global and local contexts of food production, distribution, regulation and consumption. Students will gain an insight into how political, economic, cultural and symbolic factors affect the way we relate to food. The module seeks to develop a reflective method; in particular it will draw upon autobiographical approaches in sociology.

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