Course Catalog


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:

2017 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4806 TuTh
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Gauss,Susan W01-0052
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/23/2017
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 25
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 102, and a minimum of 30 creditsDegree Students OnlyStudents may not take more than one 200G (Intermediate Seminar) course.
Course Attributes: Intermediate Seminar, Stay On Track