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Beyond Cuisine: The Cultural Messages of Cookbooks (SOC-205)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

December 2019 – Present.

Subject Area:
Culinary and Hospitality

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: decipher biographical clues about cookbook authors; deduce inferences from cookbooks about the authors’ stance on sociopolitical issues; discover hidden narrative within cookbook texts; assert the role of cookbooks in preserving regional, ethnic and family history; explain the role of cookbooks in creating matrilineal family heritage; describe the contribution of cookbooks to women’s literacy; illustrate the role of cookbooks in creating national identity; explain the historic relationship of cookbooks and recipes to the self-image of women; and achieve familiarity with numerous manuscript and printed cookbooks and the meaning that each adds to the discussion of culture in cookbooks.

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the cultural meaning found in cookbooks. The material focuses on the roles of women and their relationship to cookery and recipes, along with cookbooks that explore the connection to national, regional, and ethics groups. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Food Studies, or Anthropology (1/20).