ENGLISH 407 - Topics in English Language and Literature
Fall 2020, Section 002 - Food and Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature

Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

“Tell me what kind of food you eat, and I will tell you what kind of man you are,” is an oft-quoted declaration by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, famous eighteenth-century French epicure. While this course does not promise grand revelations, we will nevertheless explore how food—its production, consumption, history, culture, pathways—so powerfully influences our sense of ethnic, communal, familial, physiological, and personal identities. This course is not only literary, although we will be reading short and long fiction on food cultures and practices. The essential requirements of an English course (thoughtful analysis, critical thinking, clear writing, and articulate speech) apply, but some of the readings will be interdisciplinary, theoretical, and cross-cultural. Students will be encouraged to pursue additional, independent research into the cultures of food not just in literature but from macro-level geopolitics to micro-level impacts.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include reading quizzes, online Canvas posts, Critical Responses (short essays), and a final research paper.

Intended Audience:

Online-only students are welcome!

Class Format:

Exams: Asynchronous and Online

Lectures: Synchronous and Online

Class Discussions: Synchronous and Online

Schedule

ENGLISH 407 - Topics in English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
20656
Open
3
 
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W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
002 (SEM)
 Online
23338
Open
5
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 Online
33691
Open
9
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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