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Junior Colloquium: Topics in Historic Preservation: Managing the Past in Middletown

AMST 205
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

In this course students will study the history and theory of historic preservation, specifically of cultural landscapes, and gain practical experience in site assessment and historical analysis using a local Middletown site. How do we determine historic significance? Who are the stewards of historic spaces? What are effective strategies for preservation planning and policymaking? How do historic artifacts and documents inform our understanding of a historic site? Throughout the semester students will participate in a mapping survey of gravemarkers in the Washington Street burying ground. During the second half of the semester students will apply what they have learned in an individual research project.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Interpretation -- Field work plus course discussions, readings and assignments aim to develop the ability to analyze designed objects and exhibition spaces within a range of interpretive perspectives.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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