2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

ISP 125 You Are What You Eat: Food & Culture in the U.S.

3 hours 

A famous chef once wrote, “Show me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.”  This class will investigate the social, political, economic and personal meanings of food across different US cultures and time periods, exploring the many ways food reflects and shapes the cultural landscape of the US.  Students will look at food culture and identity in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and across racial, ethnic, class and religious lines.  Students will also use New York as a laboratory for their own culinary explorations.






This course satisfies the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area of the Gen Ed Program.