Spring 2017 Material Culture Courses

ANTHROPOLOGY

212: Principles of Archaeology

TBA (MW 11-11:50)

This course introduces students to the methods, historical development, and scientific principles of archaeology. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and laboratory activities, students discover how archaeologists generate and interpret information about the human past. The course familiarizes students with scientific inquiry and provides a foundation for pursuing advanced archaeological courses and field research. Prereq> Open to All Undergrads

391: Bones for the Archaeologist

Bunn, Henry T. (TuTh 2:30-3:45)

An introduction to the principles and techniques in the identification and interpretation of animal bones. Short lectures and weekly laboratory exercises; analysis of an archaeological bone assemblage. Prereq> Intro archaeol crse or cons inst

696: Archaeological Methods of Curation

TBA (TBA)

Practicum in the curation of prehistoric stone, bone, and ceramics. Involves handling materials, identification of artifacts, conservation techinques, preparation of materials for storage or display. Prereq> Prior coursework in archaeology and cons instr

ART HISTORY

304/704: Art & Archaeology of Ancient Rome

Aylward, William (MW 8:25-9:40)

Explores the art and archaeology of ancient Italy, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity. Prereq> Open to all Undergrads

308: Later Chinese Art : From the Tenth Century to the Present

Li, Yuhang (TR 4:15-5:30)

Traces the evolution of art forms and concepts from mid-10th century onward, and examines their transformations in modern and contemporary China. Organized chronologically, the course presents developments in painting, calligraphy, woodblock printing, ceramics, architecture, and multimedia installations.

475/775: Japanese Ceramics and Allied Arts

Phillips, Gene (TR 1-2:15)

A history of Japanese ceramics and related topics such as Chinese and Korean ceramics and the tea ceremony. Emphasis placed on the technological, cultural, political, and economic, as well as aesthetic, dimentions of ceramic development.

506: Curatorial Studies Exhibition Practice

602: Introduction to Museum Studies II

Martin, Ann (TR 2:30-4:30)

Continuation of 601

650: History of Books and Print Culture in Europe and North America

TBA (M 5:30-8)

History of books and print culture in the West from ancient times to the present. Focus on the influence of reading and writing on social, cultural, and intellectual life. Methodologies, theories, and sources for study of book and print culture history.

CLASSICS

304/704: Art & Archaeology of Ancient Rome

Aylward, William (MW 8:25-9:40)

Explores the art and archaeology of ancient Italy, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity.

DESIGN STUDIES

422: History of Architecture & Interiors II: 19th & 20th Centuries

Hooper-Lane, Elizabeth (MW 2:30-3:45)

This course surveys the history of architecture, interiors, furnishings and decorative arts from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Lectures and readings introduce major design cultures and movements, emphasizing the role of social, economic, political, technological, and aesthetic factors in the shaping design.

FOLKLORE

439: Foodways

Gilmore, Janet (R 2:30-5)

Explores artistic, social, sensory, and spiritual expressions through food that convey personal, group, and place-based identities, ethnicity, gender, and class in work and play. Reviews range of food writing and scholarly perspectives including culinary historical, structural-functional, and performance. Requires fieldwork.

GEOGRAPHY

305: Introduction to the City

Moore, Sarah (TR 2:30-3:45)

Analysis of the distributions of cities, their functions, character and relationships with their surrounding regions, and the areal patterns within cities; the spatial variation of population, economic activity, and land uses.

342: Geography of Wisconsin

Online, TBA (TBA)

Overview of the physical and human geography of Wisconsin, with an emphasis on the physical, historical, and cultural processes that shaped the Badger State.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

260 History of Landscape Architecture

TBA (TR 1-2:15)

A critical and historical analysis of our design of outdoor space.

LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCES

650: History of Books and Print Culture in Europe and North America

TBA (M 5:30-8)

History of books and print culture in the West from ancient times to the present. Focus on the influence of reading and writing on social, cultural, and intellectual life. Methodologies, theories, and sources for study of book and print culture history.