Heritage Studies Courses

HS 5100 Heritage Studies: Foundations - 3 graduate credits
Heritage Studies Foundations is designed for those interested in bringing heritage studies to areas such as schools, museums, and historical societies. Relevant concepts and techniques used in history, geography, English, anthropology, and sociology will be presented so participants may create models for class exercises, build museum exhibits, and incorporate heritage studies methodology into their work. Participants will learn methods of social science interpretation and inference about historical events, structures, artifacts, settlement patterns, and various ideologies of the past. Multi-disciplinary techniques will be used in interpretations of nearby history and in the development of materials that may be used in educating the general public and students in the classroom.

HS 5200 World Heritage Studies - 3 graduate credits
In this course the European origins and international conventions of the world heritage movement are examined. Several international sites are studied in depth through slides and discussion. Sites in the United States are also considered as are issues of natural versus cultural sites and cultural resource management. Two field trips are required.

HS 5560 Special Topics in Heritage Studies - 1-4 graduate credits
This course uses the rural countryside as a laboratory to examine the cultural landscape. It will trace the impact of natural, cultural, economic, and technological forces on the "built" environment. The course studies the evolution of buildings and their settings, with emphasis on settlement and rural industrialization. Subjects to be discussed include the evolution of architectural styles and construction techniques, town planning and land division, the evolution of transportation, and the harnessing of water power. Although the course will use specific locales as examples, it is intended to instill general principles by which any human landscape can be examined and interpreted in relationship to natural resources and human culture.

HS 5620 Archaeological Field Methods: Prehistory - 2-9 graduate credits
Depending on the investigative circumstances, provides an opportunity to acquire field experience--survey, mapping, excavation, material analysis--at land or underwater sites from either the prehistoric or historical periods. Summer and Winter only.

HS 5630 Archaeological Field Methods: Historical - 2-9 graduate credits
Depending on the investigative circumstances, provides an opportunity to acquire field experience - survey, mapping, excavation, material analysis - at land or underwater sites from either the prehistoric or historical periods.

HS 5640 Archaeological Field Methods: Nautical - 2-9 graduate credits
Depending on the investigative circumstances, provides an opportunity to acquire field experience - survey, mapping, excavation, material analysis - at land or underwater sites from either the prehistoric or historical periods. Summer and Winterim only. Continuing Education only.

HS 5710 Internship in Heritage Studies - 1-4 graduate credits
Advanced students and teachers in Heritage Studies with at least 15 graduate credits can start their internship placement. Individual placement with an organization/institution must be arranged through the director of Heritage Studies the term before starting work. The type of work will be determined by the interest of the individual and the needs of the organization. Creation of outreach programs, field trips, tours, displays, exhibits, workshops, theme interpretations or research utilizing resources of the organization/institution to educate the public on any topic in Heritage Studies. Prerequisite: 15 graduate credits or more in Heritage Studies.

HS 5910 Independent Study - 1-3 graduate credits
Provides students with the opportunity to round out their background in the social sciences through reading and research, supplementing previous course work in the field. A research paper, periodic conferences and an oral examination may be required. Consent of a faculty supervisor, department chair and the Associate Vice President is required.

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