Finals are right around the corner and students from the Introduction to Gastronomy course are working on their final papers. We asked them: “What are you are writing about?” Here are some of their responses.
Here is a description of the Intro course from the BU Gastronomy webstite.
“This course is designed to introduce students to current and foundational issues in food studies and gastronomy. Through this focus on central topics, students will engage directly in the interdisciplinary method that is central to food studies. Each week will introduce a unique view of the holistic approach that is central to a liberal arts approach to studying food and a new research technique will be presented and put into practice through the readings and course exercises. This course will give Gastronomy students a better understanding of the field as a whole. While providing an overview and methodological toolbox, it will act as a springboard in to areas of specialization of the course. 4 cr.”