Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4710 - Cuisine, Production, and Biodiversity in Peru: From Local to Global, Part 1

(also IARD 4710 , LATA 4710 )
Fall. 2 credits.

B. J. Isbell.

This six week course focuses in part on the current efforts by Peruvian chefs to train Andean young people in the culinary arts and restaurant management at the Pachacutec cooking school as a form of economic development and a pathway to social justice. The course also examines the economic and political assumptions of development efforts and how those assumptions and practices have changed over 50 years. The course will use the historic Cornell-Peru Project initiated in 1952 in the community of Vicos, Peru as a case study in Anthropology and Development. Vicos is located in the Callejón de Huaylas, Peru in the center of the UNESCO Huascarán World Heritage site and State Park. Peru is recognized as one of the twelve mega-diverse regions of the world where agriculture and domestication originated. Communities are active in preserving this diversity and students will be introduced to the complexity of the cultural and the environmental interactions in this mountain habitat in the fall semester. The community of Vicos is located at the base of Huascarán, the largest tropical glacier in the world, a major source of water. One of the issues to be examined is the rapid disappearance of Peru’s Glaciers due to global warming.

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