This course explores traditional culture foods from around the world for the purpose of increasing cultural competency and effective communication with clients and community members. Foodways include but are not limited to how food is selected, prepared, presented, and consumed. Flavor profiles and commonly used ingredients and dishes will be explored to begin to understand how and to what extent traditional foodways impact societies and cultural norms. Additionally, fusion cuisine will be explored to understand how one cultural cuisines can impact another and in turn be impacted by others in areas where people groups meet or as a result of global migration. Students will examine their own food culture, biases, and how these impact personal and professional interactions with others. Food tastings and sensory experiences will expose student to a variety of global cuisines allowing students to compare and contrast flavors.