APFY

1070

Objects as History: Prehistory to Industrialization

Parsons Paris: Paris First Year

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Objects as History

Fall 2019

Taught By: Rebecca Cavanaugh

Section: PC1

CRN: 4035

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to major trends in world history and to the considered study of objects as expressions of a particular place and time. Its structure is roughly chronological, beginning in prehistory and continuing until the dawn of mass industrialization - a development that occurred at different times for different cultures. The focus will be on objects, from ordinary tools of daily life to extraordinary monuments of skill and design, on display in local museum collections. These objects will be explored in terms of how and why they were made, by whom and for whom, how they were used, what they meant to their users, and what social structures are embedded in them. Open to: Parsons Paris First Year students. Open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior students with permission only.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris First Year (APFY)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:42am 6/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 200

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019

Objects as History

Fall 2019

Taught By: Gabriel Wick

Section: PC2

CRN: 4076

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to major trends in world history and to the considered study of objects as expressions of a particular place and time. Its structure is roughly chronological, beginning in prehistory and continuing until the dawn of mass industrialization - a development that occurred at different times for different cultures. The focus will be on objects, from ordinary tools of daily life to extraordinary monuments of skill and design, on display in local museum collections. These objects will be explored in terms of how and why they were made, by whom and for whom, how they were used, what they meant to their users, and what social structures are embedded in them. Open to: Parsons Paris First Year students. Open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior students with permission only.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris First Year (APFY)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:42am 6/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: L101

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019

Objects as History

Fall 2019

Taught By: Rebecca Cavanaugh

Section: PC3

CRN: 5223

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to major trends in world history and to the considered study of objects as expressions of a particular place and time. Its structure is roughly chronological, beginning in prehistory and continuing until the dawn of mass industrialization - a development that occurred at different times for different cultures. The focus will be on objects, from ordinary tools of daily life to extraordinary monuments of skill and design, on display in local museum collections. These objects will be explored in terms of how and why they were made, by whom and for whom, how they were used, what they meant to their users, and what social structures are embedded in them. Open to: Parsons Paris First Year students. Open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior students with permission only.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris First Year (APFY)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:42am 6/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 200

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019