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SOC 186 - Food in History and Society


A socio-historical examination of food from the Middle Ages to the present with a focus on the United States and Europe.  Topics will include, but will not be limited to, how societies gather and prepare food; culinary tastes of different times and places; the influence of food/taste on trade, colonization, cultural exchange, and the impact of immigration, globalization, and technology on food.

Credits: 3
Cross-listed
HOS 186
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify socio-historical theories used by historical sociologists.
  2. Identify research methods used by historical sociologists.
  3. Discuss the role of food in social life based on a socio-historical perspective.




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