World Languages and Cultures
WLC 120 Food and World Cultures in Film 3 SH
This course will explore cultural and social significance of food in a range of world cultures. We will focus on the role of food as a cinematic device, and the metaphoric quality of food as it expresses human desire and behavior. We will watch films where food plays a central role, read critical essays about cinema, and analyze relevant cinematic texts via online discussions and written responses. Our goal is to understand how cinema constructs our understanding of something as concrete and indispensable as food. This course taught in English will fulfill General Education: Humanities; Competency: Intercultural (IC).
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