2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

COMM 40323 Food, Culture, and Communication

Prerequisites: COMM 30163 with a C- or better. To increase understanding of the multiple ways that food communication occurs. Students will critically analyze how food functions symbolically as a communicative practice by which we create, manage, and share meanings with others. Emphasis on how the various relationships between communication and food negotiate our identities, cultures, and environments. Patterns of communicative food practices--and how those are influenced by social, economic, historical, and cultural contexts--are also examined.