Jan 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIS 3715 - Food in World History

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1010 or equivalent; completion of the General Studies Historical course requirement or permission of instructor.

Description: This course highlights the significance of food in society. Students examine food habits from the earliest hunter-gatherers to modern consumers of fast food. They consider the origins of agriculture, famine, the evolution of world cuisines and civilizations, the international exchange and spread of foods and food technologies, and the effects of the global economy on food, production, diets and health. In the process, students consider the role food plays in many aspects of human history, including evolution, religion, politics, class, family, national identity, technology and the economy. This course uses multiple disciplines and perspectives to explore eating habits and how they change over time.

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