coffee, anyone?

posted on 14 Nov 2012 19:09 by Elena Pinto Simon
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Faculty, students, and staff gathered yesterday for our once-a-term coffee hour to talk about spring term course offerings. Students met informally with faculty to ask about the work for each of the courses, and to exchange notes with each other on what classes they were thinking about taking for Spring, 2013.


Official advisement and registration started this morning, and runs for a week. All of the faculty came to the coffee hour directly from the Graduate Committee Meeting (the monthly BGC faculty meeting). These informal sessions, with everyone available to answer questions about what the courses will involve, have proven to be very helpful as a pre-advisor meeting .


Students this term are choosing from an array of some twenty courses for their spring schedule — from Courtly Culture in the Medieval Mediterranean ( Barbale) to Weaving through the Past and into the Present: 10,000 Years of Andean Textiles (Sharratt) , and from The Exhibition Experience: Desgin and Interpretation (Leben/Krohn) to Craft and Design in the USA, 1945 to the Present.(Whalen). Students will have an opportunity to explore Topics in Ancient Furniture (Simpson), The Early Modern Book Cookbook as Case Study (Krohn), American Furniture of the 17th and 18th Century (Ames), The Monument (Collins), Chinese Ceramics (Louis), Damage, Decay, Conservation (Gaskell) among other courses..