Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
Conducted in English
This course is targeted toward students with an interest in Italian food traditions, society, and culture. The main focus consists of what is generally defined as “made in Italy” culture and style in post-war Italy. Also covered are the relationships between Italian traditions, folklore, and contemporary Italian society, drawing from examples including festivals, food, tourism, and the economy, and the influence of foreign civilizations. Students will be asked to regard the subject of food outside of the context of ingredients and the procedures used to create a dish; we will instead examine a large-scale context in which food is featured as either a main component or an integral element in cultural situations. Thus the student is asked first and foremost to observe the presented material across an anthropological lens that roves over the entire Italian peninsula. Course activities include tours and cooking and tasting lessons.
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Flyer session I
Flyer session II
Location: Rome and Florence, Italy
Session I: NY departure and return dates: May 28 - June 24, 2016
Arrive in ROME morning of May 29
Session II: NY departure and return dates: June 18 - July 15, 2016
Arrive in ROME morning of June 19
Course: 4 credits
Faculty: Apicius, International School of Hospitality.
Housing: Shared housing in apartments
Cost (includes all expenses below except
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated
Queens College program fee: $400
fee (includes Tuition Differential, Housing, Student and Lab Fees): $1955
Not included in the
Airfare: $1000 - $1300 (estimate)
for meals and personal expenses of $25 to $30 per day.
Application Deadline: March 28, 2016
are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless
restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program
criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Programs are open
to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by
level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays
and some Saturdays for some programs.
Education Abroad Office
King Hall, Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad
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