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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 195-01 - Introductory Special Topic: Stuff: Introduction to Material Culture Studies

4 credits (Spring)
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. Participants explore extraordinary and everyday objects from the perspectives of art history, museum studies, gender and sexuality studies, religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and history. Students also learn kinesthetically in the MLab studio spaces at the Stew in downtown Grinnell, where we develop firsthand knowledge of the materials, forms, ornaments, and functions of stuff. 

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Maynard