HIST 482 Global History of Coffee (3 credits)

Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)


History : The history of coffee and coffeehouses from the discovery of coffee in the late medieval Ottoman empire until the present day. Topics include the putative 'golden age' of coffeehouse culture in the early modern era, the transformations of the coffeehouse in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the development of a modern consumer society, and forms of public association and communication often described as the bourgeois public sphere.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Prerequisite(s): Any 300-level history course or permission of instructor.

  • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken HIST 436 when topic was "Cafes and Coffeehouses".