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This course information is derived from the Online Course Catalog, which is under development. The information may not be accurate and is provided only as a convenience. Please consult the print or PDF version of the Course Catalog for all official course information.

History & Material Culture

4 sem. hrs. Focuses on the role of objects in American history - the importance of the key fabrics, tools, possessions, built environments, and products used. How do we integrate artifacts into our understanding of the historical record? How have museums, in particular, selected, preserved, and displayed historical artifacts to shape our understanding of our collective past? Examines how material culture interacts with gender, race, class, privacy, and technological change.

Course details

  • Course number: HIST-252
  • Credits: 4.00
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture


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