NYU Steinhardt

Understanding Food in History

  • Course Number: FOOD-UE 1210
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 2
  • Description: Examination of food from historical & transnational perspectives. Topics considered are: the origins of agriculture, the phenomenon of famine, the co-evolution of world cuisines & civilizations, the international exchange & spread of foods & food technologies following 1492, issues of hunger & thirst, & the effects of the emergent global economy on food production, diets, & health.
  • Old Course Number: E33.1210