Fall 2012

Material Culture of American Homes

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-242  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-133  |  History, as HIST-242

Formerly listed as: FIAR-33  |  HIST-37


Kevin M. Sweeney (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 242 [USP], ARCH 242, and AHRA 133) Using architecture, artifacts, visual evidence and documentary sources, the course examines social and cultural forces affecting the design and use of domestic architecture, home furnishings, and domestic technology in the eastern United States from 1600 to 1960. In addition to providing a survey of American domestic architecture, the course provides an introduction to the study of American material culture. Field trips to Historic Deerfield, Old Sturbridge Village, Hartford, Connecticut, and sites in Amherst form an integral part of the course. Two class meetings per week.

Limited to 25 students.  Fall semester.  Professor K. Sweeney.

HIST 242 - L/D

Section 01
M 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM CHAP 203
W 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM CHAP 203


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2015