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Junior Colloquium: The Study of Material Culture: Marking the Past in Middletown

AMST 205
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

In this course we will study how artifacts can mark the history of space and place within the urban environment of Middletown. Students will gain a working knowledge of the theoretical approaches that have been applied to material culture studies, as well as practical experience in the physical and contextual analysis of artifacts and cultural landscapes. Throughout the semester students will test various methods of analysis presented in assigned readings while conducting a survey of gravemarkers in the Washington Street burying ground. During the second half of the semester, students also will apply what they have learned in an individual research project.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Interpretation -- Field work plus course discussions, readings and assignments aim to develop the ability to analyze designed objects and exhibition spaces within a range of interpretive perspectives.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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