The World History of Ceramics provides us with a foundation of information dating as far back as the Old Stone Age, commonly known as the Paleolithic era. Most every culture has produced some type of fired clay object, ranging from utilitarian ware, religious icons, musical instruments, play toys and wall coverings in the form of tile. The tactile versatility, permanence and historical significance are all reasons why ceramics should be considered a phenomenon. This course will cover the evolution of clay and the production of pottery made by early man, Greek, Islamic, Pre-Columbian and Asian cultures right up to the time of Post Modern ceramics. Transfer Credit: CSU.