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Faculty of Arts and SciencesRomance Languages and LiteraturesJohanna Damgaard Liander
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)TuTh   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Science Ctr B09 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

From classroom to kitchen, picnic or cafe, this advanced language and food culture course will examine the Spanish table, its history and origins, expansions and innovations, from medieval times to present-day molecular gastronomy. Frequent reading, viewing and writing assignments and classroom discussion are all designed to reinforce language skills and academic literacy in the target language. The course, along with all materials and assignments, is entirely in Spanish, primarily focusing on literary, historical, linguistic and sociological texts and topics from Spain ?selections ranging from Harvard?s vast culinary collection to the most current media- with reference to Latin America and the Latino community in the United States, as well.

Recommended: Pre-requisites: A score of 750 or beyond on SAT II or Harvard Placement; previous enrollment in Spanish 50 or higher; or permission of the instructor.

N.B.: Class will ordinarily meet 12-2:00, with 1.30-2.00 for individual, optional consultation with Dr. Liander. 6 hands-on cooking ?and tasting- sessions are included each semester. Enrollment is limited to 16. Interested students must contact and interview with Dr. Liander before January 20, 2019.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.