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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCOM 355. Food as Communication

This course examines food as symbolic in everyday life, with attention to negotiated understandings of identities, communities, cultures and environments. The course focuses on issues such as how we communicate identity through food consumed and not consumed; how food choices create, shape and reflect communities and cultures; how messages from mass media and government frame, influence and shape food practices; and how food practices intersect, communicate and impact surrounding environments. Prerequisite: SCOM 121 , SCOM 122 , or SCOM 123