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 2023

Taught By: Michael Krondl

Section: A

CRN: 5066

Credits: 3

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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:38pm EST 11/30/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 615

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023