Aug 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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HPPH 321 - Material Culture

(3cr) This course explores how different peoples across time interact with physical objects and how these objects, in turn, have shaped diverse cultures. Students will interpret a variety of artifacts, including tools, toys, clothing, architecture and town design, interior furnishings, and methods of transportation. Topics include material culture interpretation as a methodological approach, and what physical artifacts reveal about individual lives, social structures, and national narratives.  Previously titled American Decorative Arts.



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