American Material and Visual Culture

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Amer Material & Visual Culture
Fall 2023
Taught By: David Brody
Section: A

CRN: 16172

Credits: 3

This class assesses American material and visual culture in a broad context by examining design, decorative arts, architecture, cartoons, photography, painting, sculpture, and world’s fairs. We will connect these objects and images to larger historic themes, such as industrialization, empire, race, class, and gender, to contextualize our study of the United States from the seventeenth century to today. After reading a range of scholarly perspectives, students will be asked to conduct a research project culminating in a presentation and paper. Students will also write weekly reflection papers and give one presentation (as part of a group) related to a set of course readings.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: Course in NY, not on campus (NN)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 1:36pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:30am - 11:20am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/13/2023