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
An in-depth study of a particular topic, contemporary issue or concern. Taught by a specialist within the field being studied or as an alternative methodology. Since topics may vary, the course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.


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 St - 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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