Feb 04, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ARTH 204 - Introduction to Book Studies

FC ARHU
4 credits
This course introduces students to key approaches and concepts in the discipline of Book Studies. Book Studies encompasses printed and handwritten paper objects, but also ancient clay tablets and contemporary electronic media. This interdisciplinary course lays the groundwork for students to study the social and cultural history of books as historical, aesthetic, religious, and visual artifacts in Book Studies courses throughout Oberlin’s curriculum. Students will have hands-on experience in the Letterpress Studio, Art Museum, College Library and Conservatory collections with text-and-image-objects from Europe, East Asia, Islamicate cultures and the Americas. Field trips are required.
Does this course require off campus field trips? Yes



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