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Course Description

While the liking for sweetness is undoubtedly evolutionary in origin, desserts and candies are purely cultural phenomena. From a biological standpoint, confectionary is frivolous, unnecessary, and even harmful in excess, yet that’s precisely what makes it interesting. The course examines the interplay of food, culture and society from multiple perspectives: as it relates to religion, rituals, class, gender, slavery, industrialization and diet.

Learner Outcomes

  • The global history of tastes, sweetness and bitterness.
  • The role that food plays in culture.

Additional Information

  • Learning how to use research tools.
  • Insight into a cross-disciplinary approach to material culture.
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Section Title
The Sweet and the Bitter
Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
4:00PM to 5:50PM
Dates
Jan 21, 2021 to May 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
29.3
Location
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $570.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 24, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 21, 2021
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