FIRST YEAR SEMINAR COURSE OFFERING

Food, Communication, Culture, and Performance

Professor: D. Shoemaker

Term: Fall

Year: 2012

Course Code: FY-101-CO03

The purpose of this seminar-style course is to explore topics of particular interest to first-year university students. We will explore how we use food to communicate personal identity, relationships, cultures, and politics. We will also examine the intersections of food, communication, ethics, and health issues across texts and practices: through published stories, advertising, cooking shows, and cookbooks; through interactions including conversations, demonstrations, and performances; and through preparing, sharing, and eating food.