Aug 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 295-03 - Special Topic: Religion and Food

4 credits (Spring)
The course will introduce students to (1) food in major religious traditions, and (2) the food symbolism in sacred and secular contexts. By analyzing sources ranging from ancient texts to modern films and fictional accounts, students will explore food-related myths, beliefs, taboos, and practices of fasting and mindful eating from religious, sociological, and anthropological perspectives.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Y. Chen