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Admissions to the Material Culture Studies Graduate/Professional Certificate have been suspended as of fall 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

The primary focus of the certificate in material culture studies is to teach different methods and approaches for studying objects as evidence. Those in the program seek to understand how historical, cultural, behavioral, and social meanings can be revealed and studied through objects as well as how material things in turn shape human experience. Students learn ideas, methods, skills and practices that prepare them for careers in higher education, museums, historical societies, architecture and design, product design, advertising, historic preservation, and journalism. Another goal is to introduce a variety of professional career paths for those interested in the relationship between objects, history, and culture. Internships at local museums, historical societies, and other organizations as well as class field trips and activities allow students to bridge the academic and professional worlds.

Admissions to the Material Culture Studies Graduate/Professional Certificate have been suspended as of fall 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

ART HIST/​ANTHRO/​DS/​HISTORY/​LAND ARC  764 Dimensions of Material Culture4
ART HIST 563 Proseminar in Material Culture3
Electives 19
Internship 21-3
Total Credits17-19

 Electives Course list

ANTHRO 309 Prehistoric Europe3
ANTHRO 310 Topics in Archaeology (Topic: Archaeology of South Asia OR Archaeology of Technology and Trade)3
ANTHRO/​AMER IND  354 Archaeology of Wisconsin3
ANTHRO/​AMER IND  355 Archaeology of Eastern North America3
ANTHRO 370 Field Course in Archaeology3-6
ANTHRO 490 Undergraduate Seminar (Topic: Archaeology of Migration OR Ancient Cities)3
ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE  520 Ethnic Representations in Wisconsin4
ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​MUSIC/​THEATRE  539 The Folklore of Festivals and Celebrations3
ANTHRO 696 Archaeological Methods of Curation1-3
ANTHRO 942 Seminar-Archaeological Problems3
ART HIST/​CLASSICS  300 The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece3-4
ART HIST/​CLASSICS  304 The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome3-4
ART HIST/​DS  363 American Decorative Arts and Interiors: 1620-18403-4
ART HIST 364 History of American Art: Art, Material Culture, and Constructions of Identity, 1607-present3-4
ART HIST 463 Topics in American Material Culture3-4
ART HIST 468 Frank Lloyd Wright3-4
ART HIST/​RELIG ST  478 Art and Religious Practice in Medieval Japan3
ART HIST 479 Art and History in Africa3-4
ART HIST 525 Proseminar in Italian Renaissance Art3
ART HIST 579 Proseminar in African Art3
ART HIST/​AFROAMER  802 Visual Cultures: Topics in Visual Cultures (Topic: Taste)3
ART HIST 601 Introduction to Museum Studies I3
ART HIST 602 Introduction to Museum Studies II3
ART HIST 865 Seminar-American Art3
ART HIST 875 Seminar in Japanese Art3
CLASSICS/​ART HIST  300 The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece3-4
CLASSICS/​ART HIST  304 The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome3-4
CLASSICS 372 Topics in Roman Culture1-3
CNSR SCI 470 History of Consumer Movements in the United States3
DS 355 History of Fashion, 1400-Present3
DS/​BSE/​LAND ARC  356 Sustainable Residential Construction3
DS 360 Global Perspectives on Design and Culture3
DS 420 Twentieth Century Design3
DS 421 History of Architecture and Interiors I: Antiquity through 18th Century3
DS 422 History of Architecture & Interiors II: 19th and 20th Centuries3
DS 430 History of Textiles3
DS 501 Special Topics (Topic: History of Design II OR Survey of Interior Design)1-3
DS/​FOLKLORE  655 Comparative World Dress3
DS 720 Literature of Design Theory3
FOLKLORE 320 Folklore of Wisconsin3
FOLKLORE 439 Foodways3
FOLKLORE/​SCAND ST  440 Scandinavian American Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​L I S  490 Field Methods and the Public Presentation of Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO  520 Ethnic Representations in Wisconsin4
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO/​MUSIC/​THEATRE  539 The Folklore of Festivals and Celebrations3
FOLKLORE 540 Local Culture and Identity in the Upper Midwest3
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO  639 Field School: Ethnography of Wisconsin Festivals6-8
GEOG/​URB R PL  305 Introduction to the City3-4
GEOG 342 Geography of Wisconsin3
GEOG 508 Landscape and Settlement in the North American Past3
HISTORY/​JOURN  560 History of Mass Communication4
HISTORY/​ART HIST/​JOURN/​L I S  650 History of Books and Print Culture in Europe and North America3
HISTORY/​L I S  734 Introduction to Archives and Records Management3
HIST SCI 337 History of Technology3
LAND ARC 675 Historic Preservation Planning Field Workshop1-4
LAND ARC 677 Cultural Resource Preservation and Landscape History3
MUSIC/​ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​THEATRE  539 The Folklore of Festivals and Celebrations3
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE  440 Scandinavian American Folklore3
JOURN/​HISTORY  560 History of Mass Communication4
L I S/​FOLKLORE  490 Field Methods and the Public Presentation of Folklore3
L I S/​ART HIST/​HISTORY/​JOURN  650 History of Books and Print Culture in Europe and North America3
L I S/​HISTORY  734 Introduction to Archives and Records Management3
THEATRE 327 History of Costume for the Stage3
THEATRE 464 Costume Technology Topics3-4
THEATRE/​ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  539 The Folklore of Festivals and Celebrations3
THEATRE 763 Costume Design III3

Materials Studies Culture Core Faculty: Professors Martin (Art History), Schroeder (Anthropology; Associate Professors Allen (Scandinavian Studies), Andrzejewski (Art History), Aylward (Classics), Gilmore (Landscape Architecture/Folklore Studies), Nelson (Design Studies); Assistant Professors Li (Art History), Penick (Design Studies), Pruitt (Art History).

Materials Studies Culture Affiliate Faculty: Professors Bernstein (English), Buenger (Art History), Cahill (Art History), Cook (Music), Dale (Art History), Drewal (Art History), Enstad (History), Geiger (Art History), Kenoyer (Anthropology), Leary (Folklore Studies), Loeser (Art), Nyhart (History of Science), Phillips (Art History), Vaughn (Journalism and Mass Communication); Associate Professors Chopra (Art History), Dennis (Landscape Architecture), Sacaridiz (Art), Schatzberg (History of Science); Assistant Professor Shin (Design Studies)