May 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 323 - Food and Drink in Global History

Examination of cultural, political, and economic roles food and drink have played in global history, 1400 to present. Themes: cultural exchange and globalization; national, ethnic and gender identities; empire and slavery; war; industrialization; politics of food.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how foodways of different nations and social groups have shaped and been shaped by historical events.
  • Critically analyze similarities and differences in foodways across nations and social groups throughout the world, and over time from 1400 to the present.
  • Relate and compare their own foodways to those of other cultural groups, past and present.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate individually and in groups the cultural, political and ethical implications of foodways past and present, and thus better understand what’s been and is at stake in deciding what to eat and drink.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to historical sources in order to craft well-supported arguments in written and oral presentations.
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