ASEAN 224 – Food Culture of the ASEAN

Course Title: Food Culture of the ASEAN

Prerequisites: None

Number of Units: 3

Course Description: Food across ASEAN cultures and societies, its function, patterns, and classification, food habits and preferences, cultural practices and/or food behavior.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe how food culture has been shaped by the people, their traditions and history;
2. Identify traditional food across the ASEAN region;
3. Explain food behavior, habits and preferences; and
4. Compare major food culture across the ASEAN region.

Course Outline:

Unit I: Introduction

Module 1: Geography and Climate of the ASEAN Region
Module 2: Historical Overview
Module 3: Cultivated and Wild Foods and Influences

Unit II: Food Socio-Cultural Perspective

Module 4: Meaning Systems Attached to Food
Module 5: Food Classification: Regional, Traditional, Ethnic and Alternative Foods

Unit III: Food Behavior

Module 6: Food Behavior Development
Module 7: Food Habits and Preferences
Module 8: Food Across Generations

Unit III: Food Behavior Across the Lifecycle

Module 9: Pregnancy, Lactation and Infancy
Module 10: Early and Middle Childhood
Module 11: Adolescence and Adults
Module 12: Elderly

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