|Course:||History of Technology III|
|Date Offered:||Fall Semester, 1997|
|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 textile and
paper. The origin of these organic materials and their fabrication
into museum objects will be studied.
- 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 textile and paper.
- know the origins, history and development of the technologies
and manufacturing processes of objects made of textile and
- research objects, materials and technologies of textile and
paper using a variety of media and methods.
- Course Format
- This course is one of four courses listed in the "super module"
of Conservation and Material Science I. 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
September 2 - 5
September 8 - 12
Antiquity: Cellulosic and Proteinaceous|
- sources, collection, processing
September 15 -19
|Fiber Samples and
Burn Test Workshop|
September 22 - 26
Weaving, Dying and Finishing|
September 29-October 3
this week; double length class week 12|
October 6 -10
|Creation of Textile
Artifacts and Basketry|
October 14 -17
|Mid Term Test,
October 20 - 24
October 27 - 31
- fibre sources
- traditional Eastern papermaking methods
November 3 - 7
- sources of fibre
- methods of production
November 10 - 14
Eastern Image Making Techniques|
November 17 - 21
Monday, November 17
November 24 - 28
Western Image Making Techniques
December 1 - 5
|Papyrus and Other
December 8 - 12
|End of Term Test,
Paper Sample Kit and Sample Kit Documentation
- The following assignments will be used to evaluate students'
mastery of the theoretical aspects of the history of technology and
|ITEM||VALUE IN PERCENTAGE||DUE DATE|
|Mid Term Test, Fibres &
Textiles||30%||October 16, 1997|
|End of Term Test, Paper||30%||December 11, 1997|
|Sample Kit, Fibres &
Papers||20%||December 11, 1997|
|Sample Kit Documentation||20%||December 11, 1997|
- Course Policies
- Students must complete all course assignments in order to
receive a passing grade.
- The CCM Program has adopted the attached policy on late
assignments. Late assignments will be penalized 10% per day.
Exceptions may be granted due to circumstances beyond the student's
control, provided that the student contacts the instructor promptly
upon return to the College to discuss alternate arrangements.
- Academic Policies
- 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
- Hodges, Henry, Artifacts, London: John Baker,
- Humphries, Mary, Fabric Glossary/Fabric Reference,
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990. (and sample swatches
for the above)
- Hunter, Dard, Papermakinq - The History and Techniques of
an Ancient Craft, New York: Dover, 1978.