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Fall 2012
Jul 23, 2016
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT~ Just who are you if “you are what you eat”? From Fast Food Nation to Super-Size Me to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the production, politics and health-impact of food has become a central discourse in American culture. This course will explore the cultural history and meaning of food in America: how food shapes national, regional, and personal identity; how culture, global politics, the media, and corporations affect the food we eat. In particular, we will focus on the ways in which food has been tied to health: criticism of fast food and food production practices, the organic and “locavore” movements, the obesity “epidemic” and eating disorders.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Freshman Colloquium Department

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