|Course||History of Technology 1|
|Date offered||Fall, 1998|
|Institution||Sir Sandford Fleming College|
HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY 1
|Fall Semester, 1998||Sir Sandford Fleming College|
|Program||Collectives Conservation & Management , Semester 3 Community Development & Health|
|Course Format: On-site delivery, 1 hour lecture||Hours: 15|
|Thursdays 10 - 11 a.m.|
|Office Hours Tuesday||11 -12|
|Wednesday||12 - 1|
|Thursday||11 - 12|
This course has been designed to comply with standards and ethics as prescribed by IIC-CG (CAC), CAPC, and ICOM Committee for Professional Museum Training.
Generic Skills Outcomes:
1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
2. Reframe information, ideas, and concepts using the narrative, visual, numerical, and symbolic representatives which demonstrate understanding.
3. Use a variety of computer hardware and software on other technological tools appropriate and necessary to the performance of tasks.
4. Manage use of time and other resources to attain personal and/or project related goals.
5. Take responsibility for her or his own actions and decisions.
6. Collect, analyze and organize relevant and necessary information from a variety of sources.
7. Create innovative strategies and/or products that meet identified needs.
General Education Goal Area:
The completion of 1380213 History of Technology 1, 1380214 History of Technology 2, and 1380215 History of Technology 3 will be credited as 1 General Education course covering the goal areas of Understanding Technology and Aesthetic Appreciation.
This course examines the history of the materials and technology used to create artifacts of ceramic, glass, stone and metal. The origin of these inorganic materials and their fabrication into museum objects will be studied.
The aim of this course is to enable students to understand the history and development of technology and material culture.
Upon completion of the course, the learner has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
|Topic, resources, learning activities||Learning Outcome||Assessment|
Sept. 8 -11
|Introduction and course overview|
Sept. 14 - 18
|Clay-origin, formation, properties||1, 2||Mid Term Test|
Sept. 21 - 25
|Pot Formation and Decoration||1, 2||Mid Term Test|
|Firing and Kiln Technology||1, 2||Mid Term Test|
Oct. 5 - 9
|Glazes - materials, classification||1, 2||Mid Term Test|
Oct. 13 - 16
|Glass - materials, formation||1, 2||Mid Term Test|
Oct. 19 -23
|Enamels - materials, techniques||1, 2||Mid Term Test|
Oct. 26 - 30
|INDEPENDENT STUDY WEEK|
Nov. 2 - 6
|Mid Term Test on Ceramics, Glazes. Glass and Enamels||1, 2||Mid Term Test (30%0|
Nov. 9 - 13
|Copper and Coppery Alloys||1, 2||End of Term Test|
Nov. 16 - 20
|Iron and Iron Alloys||1, 2||End of Term Test|
Nov. 23 - 27
|Gold, Silver, Lead and Other Metals||1, 2||End of Term Test|
|Stone - classification, technology||1, 2||End of Term Test|
Dec. 7 - 11
|End of Term Test on Metals and Stone||1, 2||End of Term Test (30%)|
Dec. 14 - 18
|Sample Kit of Inorganic Material and Sample Kit Documentation||3||Sample Kit (20%)
Required Text: Hodges, Henry, Artifacts, London: John Baker, 1994
Suggest Texts: Cennini, Cennina d'Andrea, The Craftsman's Handbook, Translated by David B. Thompson, Jr., Toronto: General Publishing, 1960.
Cohen, David Harris & Hess, Catherine, Looking at European Ceramics, Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993.
Maryon, Herbert, Metalwork & Enamelling, New York: Dover Publications, 1971.
Students will be provided with opportunities for self-assessment and faculty assessment through a variety of research and reflective methods including research assignments and examinations. The intention of the various activities is to evaluate the students' mastery of the theoretical aspects of the history of technology and material culture.
The following work will be graded and these marks will comprise the final grade for the course:
|ITEM||VALUE IN PERCENTAGE||DUE DATE|
|Mid Term Test in Ceramics, Glazes,||30%||Nov. 5/98|
|Glass and Enamels|
|End of Term Test on Metals and Stone||30%||Dec. 10/98|
|Sample Kit of Inorganic Material||20%||Dec. 17/98|
|Sample Kit Documentation||20%||Dec. 17/98|
Students must earn a pass (50%) on each learning outcome in order to receive a passing grade.
PLA options and contact for this course:
Individual process to be determined by consultation.
Lana Dryden, Faculty, Office #371G
1. Written assignments must be:
Faculty may request a re-write of a submission if the criteria for assessment have not been met. Late penalties will apply if the assignment is not re-submitted the following day.
3. Penalties for Late Submissions:
Completion of Term Work
All assignments must be completed in order for students to achieve a passing grade
Late assignments receive the following penalty:
4. Academic Integrity:
Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity and the college has a strict policy on this issue (see Academic Regulations).
5. Make-up Tests:
In valid circumstances (ill health, personal crisis), a student may be given a make-up test to compensate for one missed in class-time. Students must contact the instructor within seven days of the original test in order to request a make-up.
6. Extensions and GDFS:
7. Site Work:
Students must agree to work within the parameters of the guidelines established for site work. Failure to comply, may result in the termination of project and suspension of the privilege of access.