This course will introduce students to some of the basic theories in the study of material culture by looking at the use of ceramic objects in several cultures and time periods. We will combine readings in the theories of material culture with close investigations of particular objects, their position in society, their use, and the continued appreciation today. Objects will include pre-historic cooking pots, Greek amphorae, Japanese tea bowls, and Russian and British porcelain, among others. The course will involve some hands on work with clay as well as several field trips and museum visits. Permission of instructors required.
|Understanding Material Culture||Woodward||9780761942269||$53.00|
**NB: There is an additional $40.00 studio fee for taking this course.