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.
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
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||explore factors influencing recent changes in diets and eating habits and examine the significance of agricultural, technological and nutritional advances in this context||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse the factors influencing the recent evolution of cuisines||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply an understanding of culinary evolution to the concept of regional cuisines||Creativity|
|4||evaluate the trend towards globalisation and the individualisation of taste and appreciate their gastronomic implications||Cultural competence|
|5||investigate the relevance of gastronomy to cultural tourism||Cultural competence|
|6||prepare a Regional Foodways Research Project that synthesises information about cultural, social and economic practices to the production and consumption of food.||Creativity||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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