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seminars > spring 2014 schedule > seminar: A Global History of American Food

 

Honors Seminars Spring 2014

A Global History of American Food

Course:
HON 296 Sec:003  
Credit:
3 hours  
GEP Category:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives  
Time:
11:45-13:00  
Days:
TuTh  
Location:
Patterson Hall 00208  
Instructor:
Dr. Charles Ludington
 
Description:

This course will cover a variety of topics in the history of food and drink. We will begin with the question of how and why one might want to approach history through the subject of food and drink, and conversely, how and why one might approach the subject of food and drink through the discipline of history (as well as other disciplines such as sociology and anthropology). Among other subjects, we will examine the various meanings and uses of food, the Columbian Exchange, and the impact of industrialization on our diet. Ultimately, we will try to use the global history of food, and what we eat as Americans, as a way to understand the development of modern America within a global context.