Various perspectives-including psychological, biological, economic and sociocultural-are used to study in depth how human beings produce, choose and use food. The course explores how these perspectives converge to explain both individual and collective food choices and the ways in which those choices are affected by gender, social class, community and culture. The causes and consequences of excess and scarcity are also examined. The course is discussion-oriented, with emphasis on primary sources, and includes a community-based learning component. Prerequisite: One core course in Psychology. Distribution Requirements: IP, SB. This course satisfies the power, privilege, and difference (PPD) requirement for Psychology majors.