552.310 (18W) Focus on Culture: American Food Cultures

Wintersemester 2018/19

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Erster Termin der LV
03.10.2018 16:00 - 19:30 , N.0.43
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Culture: American Food Cultures
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
14 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
03.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

This is a block seminar, which will only meet 6 times throughout the semester. Attendance of the first double session on October 3 is mandatory. Students who don't attend the session cannot be admitted into the class. 

Prerequisites: Students need to have completed the STEOP and one PS in American Cultural Studies. 

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will acquire insight into the complexities of American food cultures, which go well beyond the popular imagination of a fast food nation. They will develop an understanding of social and environmental justice issues surrounding the production and consumption of food and how certain diets are connected to issues of ethnicity, class, and gender. They will also gain a better understanding of how what Americans -- and by extension everyone else -- put on their plates affects mot only their own health, but the larger human society, nonhuman animals, and local and global ecological sustainability.

Lehrmethodik

Short lecture inputs, film screenings, class discussion and textual analysis. 

Inhalt/e

In this seminar, we will explore US-American food cultures, from the Standard American Diet and globally influential fast foods to the complexities of a wide range of ethnic cuisines and recent trends toward veganism, urban farming, and “clean” eating. To this purpose, we will concern ourselves with a wide range of media texts, including the Netflix documentary series Ugly Delicious, films such as Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn’s What the Health?, and Mark McInnis Urban Roots, and literary texts such as Helena Maria Viramontes’ novel Under the Feet of Jesus, Bich Minh Nguyen’s memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, and two short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri. We will ask ourselves how American food cultures are connected to issues of ethnic, class and gender identity, national health crises, social and environmental justice, animal rights, and ecological sustainability.

Literatur

Helena Maria Viramontes. Under the Feet of Jesus. Any edition. 

All other course materials will be provided on Moodle. 

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Culture ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.310 Focus on Culture: American Food Cultures (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.310 Focus on Culture: American Food Cultures (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Culture ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.310 Focus on Culture: American Food Cultures (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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