ASIAN 258 - Food and Drink of Asia
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class will examine the past and present of Asian food and drink. It begins with an examination of the foods and drinks that have united various peoples both within Asia and across Eurasia, 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 will investigate foods that define people as members of national or ethnic groups: dim sum, curry, sushi, pad thai, and spring rolls. Class assignments will require students to energetically execute the required readings, to reconstruct the histories of various recipes, and to get their hands dirty with food preparation and master food etiquette. No prior knowledge of Asian history, language, or cooking required. All welcome.

Course Requirements:

ASIAN 258 will use Gradecraft, which will allow a flexible structure to course assignments and give student choice over assignment type and form. Course assignments will include a mix of the following: active participation in lecture and discussion, iClicker activities during lecture, collaborative food puzzles, reflections on experiential activities such as food labs and etiquette training, food blogs, and one collaborative research project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly, two optional food labs during the term, and one 60 minute discussion lab.

ASIAN 258 - Food and Drink of Asia
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27300
Open
140
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27301
Open
20
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
27302
Open
20
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
27303
Open
20
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
27304
Open
20
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
29303
Open
20
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
31558
Open
20
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
P
31628
Open
20
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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