Students enrolled in “Judaism Through Food” as a 200-level WESLEYAN SEMINAR are expected to engage the materials a bit differently from those enrolled in RELST 181. While the basic assignments are identical, their values have been recalculated to incorporate an additional research / presentation / writing assignment:
In-Class Participation: 10 points
Out-of-Class Participation: 30 points
Mid-Term & Final Exams: 2 x 20 points = 40 points
Topic Research / Presentation: 10 points
Topic Report: 10 points
The following is a list of possible topics from which you may choose to do additional reading / research in preparation for a brief class presentation and final report:
FOOD / FOOD ISSUE:
Peanuts (on Pesah)
Shechita (in Europe)
(Public) Water (in New York City)
Hebrew National hot dogs
Maxwell House coffee
There is something about each of these foods / food-issues and brands directly related to issues of Judaism and kashrut. You may choose from this list; however, selections will be coordinated to avoid redundancy.
Final reports are due in class on the last day the course meets for the semester.
Additional information will be provided in class.