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History of Toys

History of Toys

This course provides a historical, cultural, and social perspective on toys and games with discussions on their creation and use throughout the ages. By the end of the semester students better understand the meaning and importance of toys and play, learn how and why different cultural groups create and use various toys, understand the evolution of the global toy industry, learn the origins and cultural implications of several classic toys, and are exposed to inventors who have made significant contributions to the field.
Required for all Toy Design majors.