CRAM 305: Ceramic Technology
This course develops with greater depth and an emphasis on personal research the knowledge of specific areas of ceramic technology, including the formulation and application of various glazes and/or clay bodies. Specific content varies from semester to semester. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student's knowledge of ceramic materials, their geology and morphology, their chemistry and the particular laboratory methodologies necessary for the application of this knowledge in their own research. Evaluation includes analysis of the results of research and methodology, as well as critiques, written assignments and tests.
NOTE: This course can possibly be taken as a science credit due to its technical nature and the material covered including aspects of geology; geography; mineralogy; archeology; chemistry; laboratory methodology; mathematics and computer applications. For science credit, the course would require a research paper and rigorous test.
Any 200 level CRAM or permission of the instructor