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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MLC 110 - From Cacao to Chocolate

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to chocolate as a common thread in French and Spanish-speaking cultures.  Faculty from Anthropology, French, and Spanish provide insight into the role of chocolate from its earliest use in Latin America and its reflection in Peruvian folklore, to its symbolization of sensuality and magic in literature and film, to its current presence in everyday life (i.e. popular culture) in France, Spain, and Peru.  Also in the present day, we will look briefly at concerns within the context of these cultures pertaining to the environment and social issues such as equality and education as they relate to the cultivation chocolate.

General Education Requirements: Western Culture Traditions

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 1