ISP 552. Foodways: Latin America. 3 Hours H.

This course explores the traditional foods, ways of eating, and cultural significance of food among peoples of Latin America. The course surveys the vast array of flora in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and focuses on issues of environmental protection, bioethics, food security, and the growth of farming and ranching. The class studies the impact that foods such as maize, potatoes and cacao have had globally, and includes African, Asian, and European influences on Latin cuisine, as well as health problems associated with dietary changes. (Same as HIST 512 , HWC 552 and LAA 552.) Prerequisite: Upper division course on Latin America, or permission of the instructor. LEC.