Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HUM 195-02 - Introductory Special Topic: Introduction to Material Culture Studies

4 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: SST 195-01 . This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. Participants explore extraordinary and everyday objects from the perspectives of art/craft history, museum studies, literature, religious studies, anthropology, archaeology, and history. Class is held at the Stew MLab in downtown Grinnell, where we blend readings and discussions with hands-on studio work exploring form, ornament, and function in clay, wood, and textile.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Maynard