HIST 425 (01) - Foreign Cultures

Foreign Cultures/Beer Hist

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54839
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.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): HIST 425H, HIST 425W
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: David Bachrach

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:00pm HORT 210
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 M 9:10am - 10:00am HORT 445
Additional Course Details: 

One of the most popular drinks in the world, following only water and tea, beer in its many forms has shaped the history of civilizations around the globe from ancient Africa, Near East, Asia, the Americas, and Europe up to the present day. In this course students will learn about the origins of beer, and its impact on the social, religious, political, governmental, environmental, and economic practices of peoples across the world over the past 5,000 years. Among the topics considered in this course are beer’s impact on gender identities and relationships, the connection between beer drinking and ethnic identification, the importance of beer consumption to social and class identity, as well as how beer spurred industrialization, labor specialization, the history of markets, colonialism, and the globalization.