Soup Thinking/Thinking Soup (APA2185.02)

Ben Hall

This course will present methods of soup preparation, soup making, and serving that will propose and present, various natural/biological and social/societal understandings of the world because first and foremost food is a narrative.

Each of the methods can be combined and/or reduced/disassembled to create other soups. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of how to create a soup as both a real edible, delicious meal, a community building strategy, and an analog space to consider the way society is constructed through myth making, philosophy, and anthropology.

Using four primary soups, Miso (the primordial), Rumford’s soup (the constructed), Stone soup (the societal), and what we term “Future soup” (the unknown) we will explain how and why community building (society) is created through soup and how the intentionality of that moment can produce society and democracy.

Each ingredient and its physical understanding will be explained to produce an overview of societal growth through food and how biology and nature have themselves encrypted this knowledge and what humans have to gain from building on and also unencrypting this knowledge to produce community and community goals.

This class is part of the food security/insecurity public education mandate, and will take place online via Zoom.


Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 75
Course Frequency: One time only

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