The 6 C's of Food History: Cake, Corn, Coffee, Cheese, Chilies, and Chocolate

GENINT 731.268
Osher (50+). This course introduces students to the background, context, discovery, invention, and history of 6 of the most important human food commodities on the planet.
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Classroom
Starting at $135.00
As few as 8 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify and understand the 6 most important human food commodities on the planet
  • Analyze and discuss different food sources and products
  • Understand the history of food

About this course:

A spirited inquiry into the background, context, discovery, invention, and history of six of the most important human food commodities on the planet. Each has a complex, intricate story of its associations with humanity--tales which are often sweetly joyous and loudly celebratory; others that are mired in dark superstition, bloodshed, and war. One of them, for example, corn, considered by some peoples as the ultimate God-given food source, has managed to insinuate itself into nearly all levels of the human food chain, but also into the most unlikely products such as adhesives, soap, linoleum, and even in our cars' gas tanks. A field trip to a restaurant chosen by the students is planned in order that they may socialize, interact and network outside of the classroom. No class text; readings from the Internet. The instructor shares his PowerPoint presentations with students to cut down on students' note-taking.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Carlo Coppola
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Fee:
$135.00
5 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund after Oct. 4.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 4, 2018
Schedule
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Lecture
Wed Sep 26, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Oct 31, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Nov 7, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Lecture
Wed Nov 14, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB

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