Cooking Up Culture: Foodways as Cultural Identity

Instructor: 
Tiffany Christian
Day/Time Taught: 
MWF 1:00-1:50 pm and MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2010
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-2: 
193

 

Foodways, broadly defined, encompass all food-related behaviors in a social context. In this course, students will explore several aspects of foodways including (1) procurement and preparation, (2) consumption customs and traditions, (3) medicine, religion, and superstition, and (4) art, entertainment and business. With each of these topics, the focus will be on discovering how foodways contribute to personal and cultural identity and image.   The course will be highly interactive, requiring students to research and share information on a regular basis. Students will be engaged in a semester-long project during which they will be documenting their own foodways using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, visual arts, music and audiovisual technology.

 

 

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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