HIST 395. History of Sushi. 3 Hours AE42/GE11 / H.

Sushi, now served at Midwestern supermarkets and university cafeterias, reveals the transformation of an ancient Japanese dish into a global phenomenon. This course takes familiar Japanese dishes like sushi and ramen as starting points to ask how food accrues or sheds national characteristics in an age of globalization. To learn the origin of sushi and ramen, the class traces the evolution of the diet in the context of the development of Japanese civilization. Using the methodology of food history, course assignments include short research papers on Japanese foodstuffs; analyses of primary sources from statistics to comic books to movies; and short essays drawing from participant observation of Japanese foods now available locally. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History


...HIST 393 The Silk Road HIST 394 Made in China: Chinese Business History HIST 395...

Minor in History


...HIST 393 The Silk Road HIST 394 Made in China: Chinese Business History HIST 395...

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures


...and Culture of Japan, Honors HIST 395 History of Sushi HIST 398 Introduction to History...

Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures


...Present HIST 117 Russia, An Introduction HIST 340...in Yiddish: ______ YDSH 395 Study Abroad Topics...

Minor in Jewish Studies


...HIST 341 Hitler and Nazi Germany 3 HIST...Jewish Film 3 JWSH 395 Study Abroad Topics...