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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 366 - Food & Culture (3)

An introduction to the role of food in society as a system of intercultural communication with an emphasis on advertising, packaging design, cultural identity, and food symbolism in film and art. Students critically analyze how humans use food, from how it is selected, obtained, and distributed to who prepares it, serves it, and eats it. As a universal human experience, food serves as a lens to better understand the diversity of the human experience. The course may sometimes be offered as a travel course, which would focus primarily on one individual country and culture. In its non-travel variation, students may visit various local food-related sites, e.g., restaurants, farmer’s markets, grocery stores, industrial food producers, or farms. PRE-2015 CORE: Level III. 2015 CORE: Social Justice & Civic Life, Transform, Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies.