Food and the Senses

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Food and the Senses

Spring 2019

Taught By: Sarah Tracy

Section: A

CRN: 4329

Credits: 3

This course offers an overview of key philosophical, sociological, and anthropological arguments about embodied knowledge through an examination of the sensory nature of food. Through readings, discussions, explorations, and projects, students learn about historical constructions of the body in the Western tradition and alternatives to mind/body dualism and then analyze sensory experience and food consumption as culture, politics, and aesthetics. Readings are diverse, including selected writings of Descartes, Kant, Marcel Proust, M.F.K. Fisher, and Mary Douglas. Students are required to keep a self-reflective journal about their coursework.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 8:25pm 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/13/2019