ASIAN 258 - Food and Drink of Asia
Winter 2017, Section 001
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Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class examines the past and present of Asian food and drink. It begins with an examination of the foods and drinks that have united various peoples within Asia, including tea, pancakes, flatbreads, dumplings, soy products, cheese, and noodles. It then moves to foods and drinks that have historically divided peoples along ethnic, class, and religious lines: dog meat, pork, beef, and MSG. The final part of the class investigates foods that define people as members of national or ethnic groups: dim sum, curry, sushi, pad Thai, and spring rolls.

Course Requirements:

Class assignments will require students to answer iClicker questions in lecture (20%), participate in discussion sections (10%), solve various food history puzzles for homework (25%), keep a running food blog through the term (25%), and execute a final creative project (20%). In addition, students will be asked to dirty their hands with various food-making experiments in section.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates in Asian Studies, as well as students interested in history and cultural studies.

Class Format:

The lecture will meet twice a week for 90 minutes; discussion sections will meet once a week.

Schedule

ASIAN 258 - Food and Drink of Asia
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30047
Open
6
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
30049
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30050
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30051
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30052
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
34249
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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