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Abstract

A university-level course on science, history, and culture of beer and brewing offers students from a wide range of disciplines a unique opportunity to learn from each other. They gain an appreciation for STEAM and the interaction of a number of disciplines while examining a subject of growing interest. This paper provides a brief description of such a course and includes specific examples of ways in which students explore science, engineering, humanities and the arts, as these areas of research come together in the study of beer and brewing.

Author/Artist Bio

John D. Sundquist is an Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where he has been a faculty member since 2002. In his research, he examines variation and change in the history of the Germanic languages. In his teaching, he often teaches German language and culture courses, along with courses on the history of the Germanic languages. Over the last several years, he has also offered a course on beer and brewing in German culture, which he has been developing into different formats, including an online distance learning version and one with a study abroad component.

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