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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HOS 297 - Food & Culture

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; Social Justice
Exploration of the impact of foods and cultures on the world today. In-depth look at the social, political, historical, economic, and environmental systems that have shaped food traditions, practices, and patterns in different countries, religions, and cultures.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe the interactions of people, cultures, and food habits.
  2. Examine key factors influencing diets.
  3. Paraphrase components that shape culture.
  4. Identify how one’s culture influences food patterns.
  5. Identify cultural variations in manners and social interactions.
  6. Examine some cultural messages of special foods.
  7. Identify traditions and celebrations of various religions
  8. Identify aspects of foods associated with each country.
  9. Interpret the historical significance on foods of each country.
  10. Describe food patters of each country’s regions and the influences that shaped them.
  11. Compare characteristics which differentiate the countries and their nations.
  12. Contrast characteristics which differentiate the countries and their nations.
  13. Identify typical foods of the region and their various countries.
  14. Review each country’s cultural contributions to the world.
  15. Identify unique characteristics of each country.
  16. Summarize the demographic and resulting cultural changes that are occurring.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.

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