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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 102 On Cooking, Culture, and Cinema

This seminar uses representations of food in visual and print media as a vehicle for exploring U.S. and world cultures, how different people live, and cooking and eating as intimate reflections of cultural identity. Analysis of this topic involves critical oral and written reflection on a variety of readings (recipes and cookbooks, newspaper reviews, and novels) and visual representations (television cooking shows, film, and live demonstrations). Selection, preparation, and sampling of diverse foods are also required.