INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 005 - A Cosmopolitan History of Food
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
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Description

The history of globalization is written in the breakfast/lunch/dinner you are about to eat: tomato and corn originated from Mesoamerica, potato from the Andes, cattle from the Near East, chicken from Southeast Asia, coffee from North Africa, and olives from the Mediterranean. And that’s just the ingredients. How chefs and cooks around the world combine those raw meat and veggies to prepare delicious dishes – that’s another story. In this class we explore the mouth-watering history and prehistory of how, in Neolithic times, humans made the first genetically modified crops and animals through selection and domestication; how, in the age of empires and globalization, produce were exchanged and traded across continents; and how, in the modern era of cosmopolitan multiculturalism, “Country X-inspired” dishes can earn you praise or ridicule (sorry, Jamie Oliver). We also cover issues of food security, food sovereignty, impact of climate change on food supply, and unequal access to food. Some assignments are based on students making a dish; you can demonstrate your culinary skills to the class by cooking at home and broadcasting your kitchen on Zoom. This is a required course for the Foodie Studies major.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
18186
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
19999
Open
5
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
24357
Open
15
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
26024
Open
6
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
30580
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
29779
Open
2
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Note: This class will meet together with STS 499.
007 (SEM)
 In Person
35905
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35968
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
37151
Open
13
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
24427
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35804
Open
16
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
37455
Open
16
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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