Our Culinary Cultures

Course Number: 
DOCST 344S.01
Course Instructor: 
Kelly Alexander
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Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
ICS 344S.01

Documentary approach to the world of food using fieldwork research. Topics of food and its preparation examined through deep stories of how food is raised, prepared, and presented in order to explore how the myriad ways in which what we eat reveal key biographical, economic, religious, and other truths about our cultures. Introduces students to the history of food writing and the concept of food in general as a nonverbal tool of communication. Photography, audio, and documentary writing employed.