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Food, Culture, and Society in Latin America

This course explores the history and cultural significance of food in Latin America. Topics include indigenous agriculture; ritual uses of food; how European colonization changed food habits; the development and social impact of export crops; food and national identities; and problems of food self sufficiency. Assignments, including some field work, also examine food and cultural stereotyping. Counts toward the concentration in Latin American studies. Capabilities addressed: Critical reading, critical thinking, clear writing, collaborative learning, academic self-assessment.

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 6145 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Gauss,Susan M02-0214 More Info