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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Feb 20, 2018
 
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CULA 101 Trends in the Food Industry

3 credits


The course focuses on issues pertaining to the flow of food through society. Subjects examined will include such topics as organic, conventional, and natural as related to food; what sustainability means as it relates to farming and fishing; what GMOs are and whether they are good or bad; food security and other related subjects.

Students will also have the opportunity to speak with farmers, ranchers, and fishermen and others working in the food industry.

Multiple field trips will be scheduled throughout the quarter; participation is mandatory.

Culinary and non-culinary students may take this class.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  and ABED 046  or equivalent placement scores.

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Define and use common terms used by the industry related to food matters
  • Describe the differing methods used in food production
  • Debate the merits of the different food production methods
  • Identify the laws and regulations governing production and distribution of food
  • Evaluate quality in food products