Minor in Culinary Arts

About the Minor

The minor in culinary arts is designed for students pursuing a variety of majors who also have an interest in food and cuisine. The required courses introduce the major cuisines, and develop necessary culinary technical skills and fundamental knowledge of foods and food preparation. Students are able to select elective courses in various cuisines or can explore more theoretical areas of the field through topics including gastronomy, food history, and food writing.

Required Courses
CULA 115Culinary Fundamentals3.0
or CULA 120 Techniques and Traditions I
CULA 305Fundamentals of Italian Cuisine3.0
CULA 310Fundamentals of French Cuisine3.0
CULA 315Fundamentals of American Cuisine3.0
HRM 215Commercial Food Production4.0
Select three of the following:8.0
Techniques and Traditions II
Foundations of Professional Baking
A la Carte
Patisserie I
Patisserie II
Patisserie III
Fundamentals of Chinese Cuisine
Advanced Italian Cuisine
Advanced French Technique
Advanced Culinary Studio
Garde Manger Laboratory
Butchery Laboratory
Fundamentals of Indian Cuisine
Directed Studies with a Master Chef
Culture and Gastronomy I
Culture and Gastronomy II
Food Styling and Photography
The Kitchen Garden
The Kitchen Garden: Summer
The Kitchen Garden: Fall
Continental, Ethnic, and Regional Cuisine
Fine Dining and Services
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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