Fall 2019 Material Culture Courses

The following courses are REQUIRED for the Material Culture Certificate

Anthropology/Art History/Design Studies/History/Landscape Architecture 264: Dimensions of Material Culture

Smart Martin, Ann

The following courses are electives applicable to the Material Culture Certificate

Courses are listed by department. Cross-listed courses are listed in a separate section at the end.


Art History

Design Studies




Cross Listed Courses


The following courses are not applicable to the Material Culture Certificate but may be of interest to Material Culture Students

Art History

Art History 567, Proseminar in Architectural History: Utopian Buildings and Landscapes, Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30

Prof. Anna Andrzejewski

This exploratory seminar focuses on buildings and cultural landscapes one could call “utopian” in their aspiration to represent an ideal. Through a series of case studies, we will examine how design has worked across space and time to fulfill utopian aims as well as how that worked in practice. Topics may include religious spaces; educational spaces; domestic spaces; and work spaces (and combinations of all of these). We will also read about theories of utopia to frame our understanding of these buildings and landscapes.