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FS 100 - Introduction to Food Studies


Prerequisites: None
Requirement Fulfillment: Minor and course meets the Learning Outcomes for the the CORE 103
Delivery: Lecture
This course examines the essential role of food in the formation of identity, history, politics, communities, and cultures.  By critically studying Foodways and Food Systems as both expression and sustenance of human relationships, we may be able to catch a fleeting glance at culture being made, undone, and remade.  Utilizing a range of approaches and intellectual perspectives, we will study what we eat, how we eat, why we eat, where we eat, and with whom we eat as a function of who we are as a self and as a collective.  Concepts such as authenticity, cultural appropriation, pseudo-scientific claims of goodness and purity, as well as body imaging will all be interrogated vis-à-vis food communication.  Students will also undertake applied lab work with food as they combine theory with praxis.

3 credits



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