This class was tough.
This is a very intense and fast paced course. There is a lot of reading to do and the opportunity for a lot of research as well. Most of the topics are really interesting and fun to explore. I would take this course if you want to know more about food pathways and why we eat the way we do! The history that you will read is rich and in depth.
There were so many things that I learned! For me a highlight of this course is that I learned about taboo foods and why they are taboo. I also loved what we learned about animals and why they were considered sacred. The weeks that we spent on talking about obesity and childhood obesity really opened my eyes to where we might be failing as a nation and what changes need to be made in order to turn our health around.
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Advice for students:
If you're going to take this course please keep in mind that there is a lot of reading. At times we had ten chapters in a week and not all of them are short chapters. Two of the books, for my course, were only available on line through the school library. There is a cap on printing out from those books so plan to spend a lot of time reading online as well as in the two books that you get sent to you. Yes, we had four books for this course! in this class there were forums every week and on week one we had two mandatory forums that were graded. Two papers were due in the course of this eight week class. The final being a minimum of seven pages not including the cover page, abstract, and references! All of that aside, Professor Kofie is very interactive and answers any questions promptly. All in all, this is a good, yet challenging course.