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Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy - Food Policy

Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy - Food Policy

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    110
A unique, multidisciplinary program, the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) in Gastronomy encompasses the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. Students in the program examine the role of food in historical and contemporary societies from a variety of perspectives-gaining a holistic view of the impact of food, food science, and nutrition on world civilization. The gastronomy program promotes scholarship about food by drawing from the diverse resources and expertise of a variety of Boston University faculty members, academic departments, visiting faculty, and industry professionals. The program offers special emphasis on experiential learning through hands-on culinary arts laboratories and wine studies courses. The interplay of reading, research, and writing about food-as well as exploring food through the senses-offers exceptional range and depth to food studies at Boston University. The Business and Entrepreneurship focus area is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing a career that joins food and commerce. Courses in this concentration develop the managerial, financial, marketing, and gastronomic skills needed for a successful career. The Communication focus area offers a critical analysis of food and culture in print, film, photography, television, the visual arts, and digital media. Courses examine the portrayal of food in media, past and present, with a hands-on approach to writing and communications.

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