Strengthens students' understanding of how "food" in a symbolic sense is used to communicate ideas, values, points of view, tastes, and opinions. 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. Food and drink as a means of communication will be explored through literature, art, film and television.
Topic 1 Meanings of food and drink
Topic 2 The language of food and drink
Topic 3 Restaurants and reviews
Topic 4 Food and drink in literature
Topic 5 Food and drink in art
Topic 6 Food and drink in film and television
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||evaluate the potential of food and drink as communicative media||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||explore the symbolic and sub-textual meanings and uses of food and drink in literature, art, film and television||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||critically analyse contemporary industry practices in terms of their effectiveness as communicative media||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate appropriate communication skills in gastronomy contexts.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- There are various editions of the book available. The latest editions include writing for a web-based audience: Jacob, D, 2010, Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir and More, 2nd edn, Da Capo Lifelong Books.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
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