May 06, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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CAS 2411 - Food Matters! Explorations in Food Across the Liberal Arts

This course is the foundational course of the curricular theme of Food Studies. Food Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to the production, consumption and meaning of food. Taught by a team of professors from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, Food Matters! Explorations in Food Across the Liberal Arts encourages students to critically examine an aspect of their lives which is, at the same time, deeply personal, public, and political.

Requisites: WARNING: No Credit for both this course and the following: CAS 1400 or 1410
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will appreciate the historical, ethical, and theological implications of food in a variety of religious traditions.
  • Students will develop an awareness of how looking at everyday issues like food provides a way to understand the complexities of society and the human experience.
  • Students will gain an understanding of major revolutions in agricultural production with special reference to Southeastern Ohio.
  • Students will learn how the etymology of food words helps us understand the spread of colonialism and trade patterns.
  • Students will learn the biological concepts necessary to understand and discuss current biological issues such as genetically modified organisms.
  • Students will understand and practice critical approaches to food art works and media objects.
  • Students will understand the psychological mechanisms that underlie food choices.

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