Aeron Haynie Develops New “Culture of Food” Courses
Dr. Aeron Haynie was the first recipient of the Instructional Development Council’s new Advanced Course Development Grant to develop a food studies course for the humanities. The course, “The Culture of Food,” is being offered for the first time this fall 2007. It will show how the humanities can be used to examine contemporary debates about scarcity, cultural difference, gender, ethnic identity… making important intellectual issues concrete and real to students, to “connect learning to life” in a very visceral way. The course is likely to include a service-learning component (a trip to a food pantry, for example). She is also offering a new freshman seminar on this same theme.