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Nov 21, 2013
What if you could get academic credit for going out to lunch, or grabbing a snack from a street vendor, or joining a friend's family for an elaborate holiday feast? If you want to sign up for that course, raise your hand (or maybe your fork)!
While the part about getting credit for eating is in jest, Lawrence University anthropology professor Carla Daughtry is absolutely serious when she says that food can serve as an entrée to understanding a culture.
Next fall, as Visiting Faculty for the Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies program, Daughtry will use food as a major ingredient in mentoring a group of ACM students as they immerse themselves in everyday life in Amman, the country's capital city.
She will also teach a course about food, culture, and culinary tourism. So maybe that bit about getting credit for eating isn't so farfetched, after all. Read more
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