Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Jun 25, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 2335 - Asia through Food and Film

3 cr
This course uses food and film to teach about cultural experiences of Asians and their historical relationships to the lands and to the peoples they encountered through migration, trade and conquest. Its basic goal will be to stimulate students’ thinking and enthusiasm for learning more about Asia, but it also aims to challenge them to consider how culture, environment, economics, and politics intersect in the foods people eat, and how historical change and continuity reflect and reverberate in that intersection. A multisensory understanding of Asian culture and history is gained through readings, films, class lecture and discussion, and cooking and eating a variety of Asian foods. Fees: $25 for cooking ingredients, restaurant items, and honoraria for guest gourmets to give presentations and cooking demonstrations.