This course will focus on the evolution of the hominin diet, and the ecological and cultural factors shaping modern diets. We then place this into a broader primate evolutionary context. This course will examine variations in human and primate diets from an evolutionary and comparative perspective. In this course, students will examine ecological and cultural factors that shape contemporary human diets. This includes factors that contribute to undernutrition and overnutrition and the biological consequences of food access and nutritional choices. A final project will conclude the course, and all students will submit a research paper on an approved topic.