Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 20, 2024  
Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

LIT 341 - Archaeology of Text (4 Cr.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
This interdisciplinary English course uses hands-on “laboratory” methods and a laboratory class period to introduce students to archival research using Goucher’s Rare Book Collection and online digital archives. Working backward in time, from the present to the Early Modern and Medieval periods, the course will survey ways people have packaged and used written/visual information, from digital media to early printed books to manuscripts. After training in codicology (rare book and document analysis), iconography (study of visual design), and paleography (study of old handwriting) students will conduct independent research using materials from Special Collections and Archives. Field trips to the Garrett Library (Johns Hopkins), the Library of Congress Rare Book Collection, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Students who have completed the course will be equipped to do additional archival research in 200- and 300-level courses, and for continued work in Special Collections and Archives and internships at Johns Hopkins, LC and the Folger. Prerequisite: LIT 200  or ARH 103 ; or permission of instructor.