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2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 5330 - Material Life and Decorative Arts in America


(3-0-3) An historical overview of the significance and methods of studying artifacts as well as an in-depth study of home furnishings made, purchased, and used by Americans from the early 1600s to the present. Students will synthesize information to understand the ways material evidence reflects human adaptation to the environment; social and cultural influences on manufacture, consumption and use; and economic contexts of American material culture.

Prerequisites & Notes
Admission into the Historical Administration Program



Credits: 3