Food, Culture, and Society in Italy

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food, Culture, and Society in Italy

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts, Dietetics, Italian Culture, Nutrition and Food Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Mandatory Lab Fee Required

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is recommended for students who have an interest in Italian food traditions, culture and society. This course focuses on what is generally defined as ?Made in Italy? culture and style in post-war Italy. Lectures will cover topics such as the role of women in Italian society, superstitions, food and wine as cultural traditions, and the effect of social change on culture and style. The course is supplemented with field visits, audio-visual material, and cooking and wine tasting lessons.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations