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.
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
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||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|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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