Through the minor in Material Culture Studies, students and teachers examine the material world we have made and seek to understand people’s cultural beliefs, values, ideas and assumptions as expressed in the things and places they create, use, see, and live in. Students minoring in MCST will:
- Examine material objects as living artifacts, as texts and contexts, to better imagine, interpret, and appreciate the world we inhabit
- Experience culture in a unique environment of interdisciplinary learning, teaching, research, and public service
- Participate in seminars, field-based research, and collaborative ventures with institutional partners and state, regional, and national organizations
- Contribute to the documentation, interpretation, preservation, and teaching of material culture.