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While the liking for sweetness is undoubtedly evolutionary in origin, desserts and candies are purely cultural phenomena. From a biological standpoint, confectionary is frivolous, unnecessary, and even harmful in excess, yet that’s precisely what makes it interesting. The course examines the interplay of food, culture and society from multiple perspectives: as it relates to religion, rituals, class, gender, slavery, ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5067 - NFDS 0120 A
  • Krondl, Michael
Jan 23 - May 07
On Campus
Thursday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2020
{ "courseDescription": "Hunger and food justice, health and obesity, locavorism, biotechnological influences, fair trade, ethical consumption, and sustainability are slowly starting to enter into the larger dialogue about food within the realms of contemporary media outlets. Students will examine and discuss different kinds of food and food advocacy content generators, while reflecting on how to create effective ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 3747 - NFDS 0301 A
  • Bardin, Stefani
Jan 22 - May 06
On Campus
Wednesday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2020
Why is food so common in movies? Why have food movies become so popular in the past few decades? This course examines how food, its production, its consumption, and the socio-political issues related to it have been represented in movies. Students will specifically look at how films illustrate the relationship between food and culture, sex, fantasy and fear. Narrative, visual, and symbolic uses of food will be explor...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5218 - NFDS 0615 A
  • Wist, Allison
Jan 22 - May 06
On Campus
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2020
In this course, we explore the connections between food, culture, and society, looking at the role of food in the construction of personal and collective identity in terms of body, race and ethnicity, class, gender, nationality, and social movements. We also examine cultural aspects of food politics, paying particular attention to the United States but also considering globalization and international flows of people,...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 2713 - NFDS 2050 A
  • Figueroa, Shayne
Jan 27 - May 11
On Campus
Monday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2020
Everybody drinks everyday, and the drinks menu may range from the morning’s eye-opening shot of caffeine, perhaps a fizzy soda or milk midday, to something alcoholic in the evening, with the ubiquitous bottled water ever-present in contemporary America. How did these drinks become our quotidian refreshments? To answer this question, we will survey the roles that wine, beer, distillates, cocktails, coffee, tea, chocol...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 6742 - NFDS 2102 A
  • Kaufman, Cathy
Jan 24 - May 08
On Campus
Friday
12:55 - 2:45 PM
Spring 2020
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