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Kristy A. Leissle
B CUSP 115
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core II: Individuals and Society

Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective, continues to build creative and critical skills, and focuses on the relationship between the individual and society. Offered: W.

Class description

This course is a multidisciplinary inquiry into chocolate, one of our culture’s most beloved foods. In it, we examine the history, political economy, and science of chocolate, as well as its literary representations, advertising, and business management aspects. We hold regular connoisseur tastings for which you write your own flavor profiles, and learn how to use chocolate as artistic inspiration. There is a special focus on the craft chocolate industry, as well as fair trade, direct trade, and single-origin sourcing. We end the quarter with a public tasting event, at which each student presents a single-origin or estate chocolate bar, along with tasting notes and an advertisement of their own creation.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kristy A. Leissle
Date: 10/11/2012