INUTR 399C Ancient Eats

 

FOOD STUDIES

 

Ancient Eats: Food, Sustainability & Politics in the Ancient World

squitier_karlProf. Karl Squitier

 

Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisite:
None


Course Description

The course explores the economic, geographic, and cultural foundations on which ancient cultures built their foodways. Some of the topics to be discussed include: Sustainability, Agriculture, Trade, Storage, Processing, Technology, Terroir, Consumption, and (Intra-cultural) communication through food. The primary focus is on ancient Roman culture, yet exploration and discussion will also connect with Prehistory and the ancient cultures of: The Greeks, West Asia, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. This course addresses historical, political, sociological, anthropological, mythological and communication issues; this is not a culinary arts course.

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