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Candace M. Barlow
B CUSP 120
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.

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In recent years, food and "foodies" have become prominent in the cultural scene in America in many ways, from the rise of The Food Network on cable television to the increasing popularity of food and kitchen memoirs and the widely circulated critiques of fast food in film (as in "Super Size Me") and print (as in Fast Food Nation). Perhaps less known, though just as influential in scholarly circles, are recent histories of food; studies of the ways it circulates in families, nations, and global economies; and literary accounts of relationships with food explored in a range of narrative forms, from poetry to fiction. This course will address all of these topics by focusing on your personal and cultural relationships with food and food systems and evaluating your college work during the past year. Students will read essays and narratives, engage in daily discussions and activities both inside and outside the classroom, practice experiential learning, and produce a final portfolio of their work in the course as well as of their work for the entire first year.

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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 Candace M. Barlow
Date: 01/26/2010