Academic Classes (taken all of Mod 2)

Written Expression (taken first half of Mod 2)

Course Description and Rationale:

Students will learn how to select and limit a writing topic, determine purpose, evaluate audience, and develop and support a main idea. Using the writing process, students will produce a writing portfolio that includes the following research based and personal essays: personal experience essay, persuasive essay, and restaurant critique. Students are responsible for prewriting/research and mechanics of writing assignments during and after class relevant to the standards of the course. Writing, Reading, Researching and Analytic Reasoning are significant skills required for success in any profession. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically through their reading, research, as well as oral and written communication.

For my own thoughts about, or projects that I have done in this class please look look under the “Written Expression” category.

History and Culture (taken second half of Mod 2)

Course Description and Rationale:

This course introduces the history of food and cuisine and the roles they play in society and culture. It emphasizes the periods from early hunter-gatherers and the rise of agricultural societies to the impact of the Columbian Exchange on world cuisines, the development of European and Mediterranean floodways, and the foods and eating habits of Americans. Through lectures, discussions, research assignments and videos we will explore the characteristics of selected cuisines. By analyzing eating habits, flavors, and origins of ingredients from selected European and Mediterranean cuisines students gain a deeper understanding of the connection between cuisine and culture.

For my own thoughts about, or projects that I have done in this class please look look under the “History and Culture” category.

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