HIST 331 American Material Culture

3 credits, Spring

Explores how the objects that we make and use can help us understand the American past and present. Students will study things both large and small, including patterns of land use, historic architecture, tools, furniture, plates, and silverware. The course focuses on both high-style art objects and utilitarian, vernacular objects. The class especially considers the changing roles of class, gender, and race in American material culture.

Prerequisite(s): A 100- or 200-level American history class and ENG 152 or equivalent

General Education: Humanities

Alternate years: Odd-numbered