US 293 Untapped: Exploring the Socio-Cultural and Scientific World of Beer
This course introduces students to the world of beer, by exploring the cultural, historical, social, and political dimensions of this beverage as well as the science and technology that is used in the brewing process. Students will trace the historical legacy of beer to several ancient empires (i.e. Mesopotamia, Aztec, Egypt, and China), and also evaluate the contemporary state of beer in the United States.
In addition to the cultural and historical coverage, students will also examine the brewing process by creating their own home brew, which will be evaluated by faculty/staff. Lastly, students will visit a local craft brewery, and will be responsible to visit another local brewery. There is a $10-dollar fee associated with this course to be used to obtain brewing supplies.