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Josephus G Norman
H A&S 350
Seattle Campus

Honors Seminar

Discussion of selected topics in a variety of subject-matter fields. Topics and reading material vary from year to year. For university honors students only. Credit/no credit only.

Class description

This junior-senior seminar explores the history, economics, science, and art of coffee, the world’s #2 commodity (after oil). Coffee is an important link between the tropical third world, where it is grown, and the temperate first world, where it is mainly consumed.

A highlight will be visits with large and small Seattle coffee roasters to understand their policies and operations. Guest lecturers will include Seattle scientists who are working with Nicaraguan coffee farmers to improve their product and incomes. We will also indulge in some comparative coffee tasting.

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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 Josephus G Norman
Date: 12/30/2004