Course description

Explores interdisciplinary relationships between chemistry, art, archaeology, and cultural preservation, including: 1.Pigments, dyes, and binders in ancient to contemporary art; 2. Inorganic archaeological materials: glass, metal, pottery, stones, 3. Biological archaeological materials: fibers, fossils, & mummies; 4. Art forensics and use of chemistry to identify forgeries or prove authenticity. Each module culminates in hands-on lab project. Designed for non-science majors. (Prereq: GE Area B4)

Units: 3

Fall 2018 sections

No sections offered