Credit Hours3 Lecture:1Lab:5 Ceramics is a comprehensive course for the beginner in the history and construction of clay objects, decoration and firing. Historical development and geographical locations of major kiln sites will be explored within a lecture context. Both hand-building and wheel throwing will be explored as a means to investigate the ceramic process within the studio. Conceptualization, execution, and analysis of the products are the key activities. This course will cover both historical and international cultures. International focus may vary according to the culture to be studied.