Food Preservation & Politics

Instructor: 
Franya Hutchins
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 11:00am – 12:15pm
Term: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
126

Few topics are as relevant to our daily lives as food. Diverse academic disciplines including microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, history, anthropology, philosophy, environmental ethics, and political science help us understand food. Food production methods and technology shape our culture and our daily experiences (both good and bad), which can serve as a conduit for the development of critical thinking and communication skills. This course will examine practical, scientific, and historical aspects of traditional methods used for food preservation and their social implications. Weekly in-class food projects will include chemical and sensory analysis of foods, and reading discussions will aim to encourage critical thinking on various topics in food politics.

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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