ANT 382 - People and Weight

An anthropological study of body weight. Biocultural approach draws from human evolution, physiology, and culture. Examines body weight variation in humans with an emphasis on root causes of excess weight gain. Cross-cultural analysis of body image ideals. Topics include: appetite, stress, dieting, nutrition, physical activity, eating disorders, and social and cultural influences.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017