Undergraduate Courses

MCC-UE 1762 - Cultural Geography of Commodities: Coffee

This course will investigate the cultural and media geographies of a specific commodity, such as coffee, tea, sugar, oil, and cotton, assessing historical and contemporary issues that inform modes of production, the development of international or domestic trade, and media representation.  Students will work as a team to produce a project that analyzes the intricacies of the commodity—in this case, coffee.  The course will include on-the-ground research and site visits.