Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HUM 120 - Introduction to Material Culture Studies

4 credits (Spring)

Cross-listed as: SST 120 .  This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. Participants explore extraordinary and everyday objects from the perspectives of anthropology, archaeology, art/craft histories, gender and sexuality, museum studies, literature, poetry, economics, and history. Meeting at the Stew Makerspace in downtown Grinnell, we blend readings and discussions with hands-on studio work exploring form, ornament, and function in clay, wood, and textile.


Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Maynard