Life Skills to Live Well: Slow Food for a Fast World is a new collegium seminar course being taught in Winter Quarter. The Slow Food movement, as pioneered by Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food International, is a shift away from "modern," industrialized habits of dining and food preparation. This course will examine ways in which college students can take control of their diet, health, and impact on the world around them - both socially and ecologically - by simply slowing down the pace at which they approach life's fundamentals.
This seminar also explores the space in between class time to learn from other cultures (see: The Geography of Bliss); we will focus on how to live well and work more effectively, drawing from the experiences of other societies. Americans work harder—can we work better? Let’s see what others do, and with a set of learning goals (how to balance our budget; 5 healthy menus to make at home; why we eat locally; etc).
The course is being offered as GEN ST 197 (SLN 14685) and meets on Fridays from 9:30 - 10:20 in Winter Quarter 2015.