ITALIAN 250 - Undergraduate Seminar in Italian Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Taste of Italy: Food and Identity in Italian Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first- and second- year students. No knowledge of Italian language required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Why are Italians so obsessed with food? In this course, students will explore the ways in which food and culinary knowledge have shaped specific Italian identities. First, we will discuss the ways in which the Italian State, both before and during fascism used food to create and fortify a national identity through cookbooks, agricultural practices, and food-related policies. At the same time, we will examine the contrast between this national cuisine and the strong regionalism that still dictates much of what people eat in Italy. Lastly, we will explore how Italian food and culinary knowledge have developed in the Americas. Depending on what the Fall semester will look like in terms of public health, this class may include hands-on cooking experience and field trips to Italian establishments in Ann Arbor. Class taught in English.

Note about the hybrid nature of the course: the minimal online component of this class consists of asynchronous work to be done individually on your time. That might include: listening to recorded lectures about more theoretical aspects of the class; summarizing readings for class; producing small reflections based on prompts. All class discussions and listed trips will be in person (unless University guidelines change).

Class Format:

Class taught in English, no Italian required.

Schedule

ITALIAN 250 - Undergraduate Seminar in Italian Studies
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: For Fall 2021: Note about the hybrid nature of the course: the minimal online component of this class consists of asynchronous work to be done individually on your time. That might include: listening to recorded lectures about more theoretical aspects of the class; summarizing readings for class; producing small reflections based on prompts. All class discussions and listed trips will be in person (unless University guidelines change).

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