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CA 122
Food, Farmers, and Culture


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:20


Description
Explores the relationship between food and culture. It examines the questions of what, when and where we eat in the context of the cultural systems which answer them. Work within our own greenhouse on production of food products, understanding seasonal growing patterns within the Northwest. Examination of culinary arts in context with the global food supply. Explores food sustainability issues, ethics, ecology, farming techniques, slow food, organics and their impact on food choices and selection by working chefs within the foodservice industry

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the history of agriculture as it relates to human foodways
  • Analyze trends influencing the food industry.
  • Recognize the relationship between ethnicity, religion and culture on food choices.
  • Examine the effect of the senses on food choices and food revulsions in the context of culture.
  • Identify the impact of cookbook publishing, technology and social media on food selection.
  • Discuss the Impact of Corporations on Food Choices.
  • Describe the interdependencies between agriculture, society and the culinary arts.
  • Explain sustainability in diet and the impact of organic food sources.
  • Explain ecosystems in the context of the global food industry
  • Describe techniques and issues related to fish farming.
  • Describe the relationship between seasonality, food supply diversity and sustainability

  • Course Topics
  • Defining Culture
  • Food, Nutrition and Culture
  • History of Food and Agriculture
  • Trends Influencing the Food Industry
  • Classic American Foods: Cultural Historical
  • Social Change and Food ways
  • Food Classification and Communication
  • Food and Religion
  • Beef in America
  • The Thing About Pork
  • Meat Hunger
  • Lactophiles and Lactophobes
  • Food 2.0: Food and Social Media Project
  • Obligatory Omnivores

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CA 122
    Winter 2014
    1267
    Gregory Schnorr
    CA 122
    Summer 2013
    1267
    Gregory Schnorr
    CA 122
    Winter 2013
    1267
    GREGORY schnorr


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.