21W.012 Writing and Rhetoric: Food for Thought


Class Info

Explores many of the issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. Includes non-fiction works on topics such as family meals, food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M.F.K. Fisher), and eating as an "agricultural act" (W. Berry). Students read Michael Pollan's best-selling book In Defense of Food and discuss the issues it raises about America's food supply and eating habits, as well as the rhetorical strategies it employs. Assignments include narratives, analytical essays, and research-based essays. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.012 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Carlisle.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-HW.

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