OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Enables students to apply basic gastronomic principles in a contemporary context. The unit focuses on modernisation and change leading into the twenty first century and looks at how changes to the way people eat and drink has been effected. Students will be encouraged to reflect on and analyse their own experiences and observations from a historical perspective.

Unit content

Module 1 Changes in diet and eating habits
Module 2 Culinary changes
Module 3 Twentieth century changes in dining and drinking
Module 4 Industrialisation and globalisation
Module 5 Making choices: Slow or fast
Module 6 Regionalisation and gastronomic tourism

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Discussion board10%
Recipe memoir30%
Regional Foodways Project60%

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Fee information


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