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HIST 591 Food in History: West and East

HIST 591.  Food in History: West and East.  3 Credits.   H/W   

A survey of scholarship on food in the West and in East Asia, choosing works primarily by historians, but also by sociologists, geographers, and anthropologists. We consider how scholars have approached issues concerning food productions and consumption, what habits of eating reveal about daily life, and how and when food is embedded with historiography related to these topics, keeping in mind the famous maxim of the noted French gastronome Brillat-Savarin (d. 1826): "Tell me what you eat: I will tell you what you are."

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

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History does not just narrate a sequence of past events. The practice of history examines change over time and tries to understand the forces that contributed to those changes. Historians are most interested in questions that begin by asking ‘why’ or ‘how.’ These questions demand complex answers about who we are, how we have come to where we are, and what forces have shaped humanity through time.

Accelerated Master of Arts in History

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...HIST 591 Food in History: West and East 3 HIST 601 Oral History 3 HIST...

Minor in Latino/a Studies

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...GEOG 591 Geography of Latin America HIST 574 Slavery in the New World HIST 575...