Special course descriptionsNew Humanities course option:
HIS/NTR 299 World History of Food and Culture (6 hours) | T/1-3:45 p.m. and R/12-2:45 p.m.
This course explores world history through the lens of food and culture from prehistory to the present. Students explore when and why a variety of international cuisines evolved within a particular historical context and how these food traditions continue to shape contemporary culture even as they intersect with globalization and the industrialization of food. Students will learn how factors like religion, politics and conquest, geography and climate, abundance and scarcity shaped the food culture and practices of myriad peoples around the globe. This six-credit-hour course includes a lab. Every Thursday, students will prepare historical and contemporary dishes of the respective cuisine (i. e. Jewish, African, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, European etc.) covered that week.
Options to fulfill fine arts general education requirement
one course required
Spring 2015 offerings
ART 136 EXPLORING VISUAL ART (3 hours) | MWF/9-9:50 a.m.
ART 207 DESIGN 2 (3 hours) | MWF/2-3:50 p.m.
MUS 136 WORLD MUSIC (3 hours) | MWF/10-10:50 a.m.
THE 136 THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (3 hours) | TR/1-2:15 p.m.
THE 257 ORAL INTERPRETATION (3 hours) | MWF/11-11:50 a.m.