HIST 425 (03) - Foreign Cultures

Foreign Cultures/Beer Hist

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56923
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.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): HIST 425H, HIST 425W
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: David Bachrach, Marcella Paez

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 MW 9:10am - 10:00am HORT 210
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 M 12:10pm - 1:00pm HORT 445
Additional Course Details: 

BEER IN WORLD HISTORY
HIST 425 sec. 03
MW 9:10-10 (lecture) AND M 12:10-1 (discussion section)


One of the most popular drinks in the world, beer in its many forms has shaped the history of civilizations from the ancient Chinese, Africans, Sumerians, Indigenous Americans, Europeans, and Egyptians, up to the present day. In this course, students will learn about the origins of beer, and its impact on the social, religious, political, and economic practices of people across the world over the past 5000 years. We will also consider the influence beer has continued to exert in modern times. Among the many topics we will discuss in class are beer and religious belief, beer’s relationship to war, beer and political movements,  the connections between beer drinking and social, ethnic, and class identities, and the way that beer spurred industrialization, labor specialization, the history of markets, and globalization. Course meets the History major requirement for Group II or III; Attributes: World Cultures (WC) Disc.