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Course History of Technology 2
Date offered Winter, 1999
Location Ontario, Canada
Instructor Lana Dryden
Institution Sir Sandford Fleming College

HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY II

Course Outline

Course Number: 1380214
Winter Semester, 1999 Sir Sandford Fleming College
Collections Conservation Management Program Community Development & Health
Course Format: On-site delivery, one hour lecture
Hours: Tuesdays 11 - 12
Faculty: Lana Dryden, Office 371G e-mail address: ldryden@flemingc.on.ca
Office Hours: as posted  

Course Description:

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 studied.

Pre-requisites: History of Technology I, 1380213

Co-requisites: none

Vocational Outcomes:

Generic Skills Outcomes:

Communications:

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 representations which demonstrate understanding.

Computer Literacy:

3. Use a variety of computer hardware and software and other technological tools appropriate and necessary to the performance of tasks.

Interpersonal Skills:

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.

Analytical Skills:

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:

Aim:

To enable the students to understand the history and development of technology and material culture.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will have demonstrated the ability to:

8. Know the origins, sources, processing, products, manufacture, construction methods, fabrication and design of the materials and objects made of wood, leather and proteinaceous materials.

9. Know the origins, history and development of the technologies and manufacturing processes of objects made of wood, leather and proteinaceous materials.

10. Research objects, materials and technologies of wood, leather and proteinaceous materials 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 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 independent study.

Learning Sequence:

Hrs/Wks

Units/Dates

Topic, resources, learning activities Learning Outcome Assessment
Week 1

Jan. 11 - 15

Introduction to Course - projects and evaluation    
Week 2

Jan. 18 - 22

Introduction to Cellulose - structure and characteristics 1 Test on wood
Week 3

Jan. 25 - 29

Wood - structure, growth, identification 1,3 Test on wood, sample kit and documentation
Week 4

Feb. 1 - 5

Wood - preparation and processing 1,3 Test on wood, sample kit and documentation
Week 5

Feb. 8 - 12

Wood and wooden objects, construction and manufacturing 1,2,3 Test on wood, sample kit and documentation
Week 6

Feb. 15 - 19

Wood and wooden objects, finishing techniques and materials 1,2,3 Test on wood, sample kit and documentation
Week 7

Feb. 22 - 26

Mid Term Test, Wood 1,2 Mid Term Test (30%)
Week 8

Mar. 1 - 5

INDEPENDENT STUDY WEEK    
Week 9

Mar. 8 - 12

Introduction to Collagen   Test on leather and proteinaceous materials
Week 10

Mar. 15 - 19

Preparation of hides and pelts, non-tanning methods 1,2,3 Test on leather and proteinaceous materials, sample kit and documentation
Week 11

Mar. 22 - 26

Preparation of hides and pelts, tanning methods 1,2,3 Test on leather and proteinaceous materials, sample kit and documentation
Week 12

Mar. 29 - Apr. 2

Other proteinaceous materials 1,2,3 Test on leather and proteinaceous materials, sample kit and documentation
Week 13

Apr. 5 - 9

Other proteinaceous materials 1,2,3 Test on leather and proteinaceous materials, sample kit and documentation
Week 14

Apr. 12 - 16

End of term test - leather and proteinaceous materials 1,2 End of term test (30%)
Week 15

Apr. 19 - 23

Sample kit and documentation due 1,2,3 Sample kit (20%)

Documentation (20%)

Learning Resources:

Required text: Hodges, Artifacts, London: John Baker, 1994.

Assessment Plan:

The following assignments will be used to evaluate students' mastery of the theoretical aspects of the history of technology and material culture.

Students must complete all course assignments in order to receive a passing grade.

ITEM VALUE IN PERCENTAGE DUE DATE
Mid Term Test, Wood 30% February 23, 1999
End of Term Test, Leather and Proteinaceous Materials 30% April 13, 1999
Sample Kit, Wood, Leather and Proteinaceous Materials 20% April 20, 1999
Sample Kit Documentation 20% April 20, 1999

PLA options and contact for this course:

Individual process to be determined by consultation: Lana Dryden, Faculty, Office #317G

Academic Responsibilities:

11. Presentation

Written assignments must be:

12. 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.

13. Penalties for Late Submissions

Completion of Term Work

Late Assignments

Late assignments receive the following penalty:

Exceptions may be granted due to circumstances beyond the students' control, provided that the student contacts the faculty member promptly upon return to the College to discuss alternate arrangements.

Oral Presentations

14. Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity and the College has a strict policy on this issue (see Academic Regulations).

15. Make-up Tests

16. Extensions & GDFS


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