Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Strengthens students' understanding of how "food" in a symbolic sense is used to communicate ideas, values, points of view, tastes, and opinions in various media. It is designed to encourage students to express ideas, opinions and evaluations relating to food and drink, with particular emphasis on writing in a professional context. Students will have the opportunity to apply the insights gained to propose a means of communication themselves in relation to a region or tourism experience.

Unit content

Topic 1: Food Discourse: Gastronomy as a communicative practice
Topic 2: The Language of Food and Drink
Topic 3: Eating History: Cookbooks
Topic 4: Gastronomy and relationships: Food Writing
Topic 5: Communicating Selves: Photographs
Topic 6: Food and Media: Television
Topic 7: Gastronomy on Screen: Film
Topic 8: Communicating with Others: Art
Topic 9: Communicating Values: Social Media
Topic 10: Communicating Environment: Food Regions
Topic 11: Communicating Place: Tourism

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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