NFDS

2120

The Sweet and the Bitter

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Sweet and the Bitter

Spring 2019

Taught By: Michael Krondl

Section: A

CRN: 6351

Credits: 2

While the liking for sweetness is undoubtedly evolutionary in origin, desserts and candies are purely cultural phenomena. This course examines the interplay of food, culture, and society from multiple perspectives, including religion and ritual, class and gender, the connection between elite tastes and global supply chains dependent on slavery, confectionery as art and as an industrial commodity, and the effects of a high-sugar diet on Americans’ taste and health.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

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: 6:31pm 9/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 716

Date Range: 2/7/2019 - 4/18/2019