Colorado College's thematic minor in The Book

Colorado College offers a thematic minor in The Book (the past, present, and future of the written word in its material form).

Click here for the official requirements.

(This minor was first offered in the 2009-2010 school year. For general information on thematic minors at CC, click here. )

Course description for The History and Future of the Book, taught in alternating years beginning in 2010:

HY200-The History and Future of the Book. Examines the development of technologies of the written word, from clay tablets and sheepskin scrolls to the manuscript codex, early printed book, modern printing, and digital text. Questions the way reading, writing, and preserving texts intersect with identity, memory, and history, making extensive use of primary materials in the library's Special Collections and incorporating a hands-on experience at The Press at Colorado College. .5 unit-Lawson and Randall.

Some useful links:

Jessy Randall's "netcessary" literature page
Digital version of the January 2012 class printing project, a meta/historical book entitled Title
Syllabus for Cultures of the Book, 2010
Photographs of books made by CC students, September 2007
The Press at Colorado College

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