Courses & Units

Understanding Asia through Food HMA318

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Based on the premise that 'food' is more than simply fuel for human sustenance, this unit examines foods of Asia and reveals the connections between food, eating and cooking practices on the one hand and demographic trends, gender roles, religious beliefs, ritual, social tensions and colonial conquest on the other. The representation of food in the visual and performing arts and in literature in Asia will also be examined.


Unit name Understanding Asia through Food
Unit code HMA318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Nicki Tarluevicz

Teaching staff

Dr Nicki Tarluevicz

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

1x 1.5hr lecture weekly; 1 x 50min tutorial weekly


Written work equivalent to 1000 words (20%), Controversies exercise (30%) 1750 words, Critical analysis/reflective (30%),1500 words, Participation (20%)

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