Drinking History: Fifteen Beverages That Shaped America

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Drinking History

Spring 2020

Taught By: Cathy Kaufman

Section: A

CRN: 6742

Credits: 3

What is American drink? Is it warmed-over traditional British beverages: tea, ale, hard cider, syllabubs, toddies? Is it versions of beverages originally brought over by successive waves of immigrants: lager and pilsner, sangria, tequila, bubble tea? Is it the vigorously marketed creations of America’s beverage industries, such as Kentucky Bourbon, Kool-Aid, Snapple, Coors, and Coca-Cola? This course examines the cultural, social, technological, and economic history that has influenced what Americans drink today. It is an action-packed history, filled with rum runners, soda manufacturers, coffee moguls, cocktail inventors, temperance preachers, prohibitionists, health advocates, and hard-hitting advertisers, all of whom contributed to the contentious American drinkscape of the 21st century.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:10am 9/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:55pm - 2:45pm



Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020