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Material Cultural Studies Concentration

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

A concentration in material cultural studies allows students to study the resources and technologies that convert natural and man-made materials into cultural objects. Archaeological and art conservation science integrate chemistry, engineering, art, and anthropology in order to investigate methods and materials from the past. This concentration includes courses from a broad range of topics with laboratory components such as archeological science, forensic investigation of art, ancient metallurgy, art conservation, and the technology of organic and inorganic materials.

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0510-446 Native North Americans
0510-507 Archaeological Science
0510-508 Archaeology of Cities
0510-509 Survey of Metallurgy
0510-511 Field Methods in Archaeology
0526-441 GIS Applications
0533-437 The Forensic Investigation of Art
0533-438 Introduction to Art Conservation