HIST 425 (1ON) - Foreign Cultures

Foreign Cultures/Beer History

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2021 - Summer Session I (05/24/2021 - 06/25/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 70652
Introduces the culture of a particular nation or region; preparation for experiencing a foreign culture. Consult department for listing of topics. Course meets the History major requirement for Group II or III, depending on the topic.
Equivalent(s): HIST 425H, HIST 425W
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: David Bachrach

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
5/24/2021 6/25/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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HIST 425  HISTORY OF BEER

One of the most popular drinks in the world, beer in its many forms has shaped the history of civilizations around the globe from the origin of human agricultural settlement to the present day. This J-Term course will explore the world history of beer and its impact on the social, religious, political, and economic practices of people ranging from the city-states of the ancient Near East, to medieval Western Europe, to the Inca Empire situated in early modern Peru. The class will cover topics including the connection between beer and ethnic identity, the importance of beer to social and class identity, the role played by beer in industrial organization and labor specialization, as well as its role in the creation of international markets. The course will follow a combined lecture and discussion format through zoom in synchronous class meetings. Students will be responsible for preparing daily reading assignments and writing a paper on a topic of their choice about any aspect of the history of beer.