University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 2055 - Food and Drink in World History

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: HIST 2048 or HIST 3048
Assessment: 1500 word mid-Semester essay with annotated bibliography (30%), 2500 word final essay with annotated bibliography (50%), tutorial participation, presentation and 500 word write-up (10%), 2 short online exams (10%)
Syllabus:

Food and drink are essential for our survival, but what does thinking about the food/drink reveal about history and about ourselves? The aim of this course is to explore food/drink in world history, and to pose the following question: what can food/drink tell us about a society at a particular time? The course will allow you to develop your abilities to think critically about everyday practices such as cooking, eating, drinking and meals, and to locate them within their historical context so you can reflect on the roles that such practices have played in the development of various societies. How have food/drink been used to display status? What rituals are associated with drinking and why? What makes a 'national cuisine'? How have changing gender roles influenced the family meal? Has globalisation negatively influenced our eating habits? How do we make 'ethical' food choices? Students should complete the course with an understanding of the role of food/drink over the course of history; an appreciation of the economic, social, and political contexts that have influenced practices associated with the production and consumption of food/drink; and the ability to engage in independent research on an issue relating to the history of food/drink.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21956 LE01 80 18 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21958 TU03 22 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
21959 TU02 22 4 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 11am - 1pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
21960 TU01 22 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room