I am very excited to be offering SCOM 313 Food Communication, a new course, online during the summer session. The course description is below.
An asynchronous online course. This course will propose, consider and analyze the different relationships between communication and food and how these relationships negotiate our identities, cultures and environments. First, we discuss how each of us constitute and communicate our identities through the food we consume and importantly the food we do not consume. Second, we understand how our food choices symbolically create, shape and reflect our cultures. Third, we analyze how corporate, mainstream mass media and governmental institutions discursively frame, influence and shape our food practices. Finally, we examine how our food practices intersect, communicate and impact our relationships to our surrounding environments.