Ceramics and Civilizations

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1066 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDCV1066 will offer a comparative study of ceramics to consider how and why the formal quality of ceramics varies under different cultural contexts. It will examine ceramics not only from its political, socio-cultural and aesthetic backgrounds but also a cross-cultural perspective. Popular subjects in the study of cultural theories, including body, social norms, religious ideas and economic life will be investigated in association with the appreciation of ceramics. Students will acquire first-hand experience in making ceramics, learning basic techniques of pottery, such as hand-building, wheel-throwing, moulding and surface decoration, of which are essential processes for reflecting the meaning of form and function, of how creativity and technological development contribute to the diverse cultures of ceramics.

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.