|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.
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Murtagh, Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America (0471473774); Tyler, et al., Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition) (0393732738)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short field reports; research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course will involve field work in the local cemetery; some of it scheduled on a weekend (date to be determined). There also will be a mandatory field trip to Deerfield Village.
|Instructor(s): Milroy,Elizabeth Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 7||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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