|Course:||History of Technology II|
|Date Offered:||Winter Semester, 1998|
|Location:||Peterborough, Ont. Canada|
|Institution:||Sir Sandford Fleming College|
- This course is designed to teach the student the history of the
materials and technology used to create artifacts of wood, and
leather and proteinaceous materials. The origin of these organic
materials and their fabrication into museum objects will be
- Aim & Learning Outcomes
- To enable the students to understand the history and development
of technology and material culture.
- Learning Outcomes:
- Students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- know the origins, sources, processing, products, manufacture,
construction methods, fabrication and design of the materials and
objects made of wood, and leather and proteinaceous materials.
- know the origins, history and development of the technologies
and manufacturing processes of objects made of wood, and leather and
- research objects, materials and technologies of wood, and
leather and proteinaceous materials using a variety of media and
- Course Format
- This course is one of four courses listed in the "super modules
of Conservation and Material Science II. Courses in this frame work
are linked tightly together, are interdependent to each other, and
are foundation courses for the program.
This course will consist of 1 hour of scheduled lecture per week.
Lecture time may be subject to occasional adjustment in order to fit
in with field trips, community based projects, group projects or
guest lectures and/or workshops. Students are asked to remain
flexible during the delivery of this course content.
Additional time outside of scheduled class will be required for
- Course Content
|Introduction to Course|
|Wood and Wooden Objects-construction
|Wood and Wooden Objects-finishing
techniques and materials|
|Mid-Term Test (Wood)|
INDEPENDENT STUDY WEEK
|Introduction to Collagen|
|Preparation of Hides and
|Preparation of Hides and
Mar 30-Apr 3
|End of Term Tests (Leather and
|Sample Kit and Sample Kit
- Hodges, Henry, Artifacts, London: John
- Prerequisites: NA
- The following assignments will be used to evaluate students'
mastery of the theoretical aspects of the history of technology and
Students must complete all course assignments in order to receive
a passing grade.
|Item||Value in Percentage||Due
|Mid Term Test, Wood||30%||February 17, 1998|
|End of Term Test, Leather &
Proteinaceous Materials||30%||April 7,
|Sample Kit, Wood, Leather and
|Sample Kit Documentation||20%||April 17,1998|
- 1. Presentation
- Written assignments must be:
- typed or word-processed
- double spaced
- proofed for spelling and grammatical errors
- enclosed with a single cover sheet which includes student name,
title of the assignment and date of submission
- stapled in the top left hand corner (unbound)
- include a bibliography (where appropriate)
- use a recognized method of citation (eg. MLA or Chicago)
- 2. Re-writes
- 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
- Late assignments receive the following penalty:
- Marks will be deducted at the rate of 10% per day for three days
after which assignments are marked at zero.
- Faculty are not obliged to provide feedback on assignments
marked at zero.
- Oral Presentations
- Oral presentations and/or practical test or projects for
evaluation must be delivered on the day scheduled. A "no show" will
be graded at zero, unless adequate explanation is provided.
- 4. Academic Integrity
- Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity and the
college has a strict policy on this issue (see Academic
- It is a student's responsibility to ensure that all written
submissions include an appropriate method of in text citation as
well as an accompanying bibliography.
- Seminar and oral presentations should be supported by a
bibliography and sources should be referred to during the
- 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 & GDFS
- An extension may be granted to an individual student based on
need and circumstance. Medical grounds should be substantiated.
- The revised due date will be recorded and signed by both
- The entire class may be given an extension, at the discretion of
- Incomplete a Grade Deferred marks at the end of the semester
must be negotiated between student and faculty (see Academic
Regulations). Note: these are a privilege to be granted under
special circumstances, not used in order to compensate for poor