Summer 2021 with Professor Meledath Govindan and Rala Diakite, Chemistry, Food and Culture Program | Fitchburg State University
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Summer 2021 with Professor Meledath Govindan and Rala Diakite, Chemistry, Food and Culture Program

Dates: June 2, 2021 – June 29, 2021                                          Price: TBD

Students are able to take one or both of the following courses in Verona:

Join Professor Govindan on his program to Verona, Italy! Student will study nutrition concepts and how they relate to the so-called Mediterranean Diet? Is Italian food synonymous with Mediterranean diet? Students will Analyze this using the chemistry and biochemistry of ingredients, such as wine, cheese and olive oil. Student will go beyond the classroom and immerse themselves in the culture of Verona, Italy!

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Professor Rala Diakite will lead the Eat, Speak, Italian course and review foundational language structures in the context of food and cuisine- ordering at a bar, shopping in an open market, ordering in a restaurant etc. Many classes will take place on location in the city. Students will keep a good journal/blog, and use Italian in real situations. This program will also nexplore the eating habits in Italy, the Mediterranean diet, food history, regional cuisine and more! (Eat, Speak, Italian 3 credits) 

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